Visitors to Greece and the Cyclades come to famous islands such as Santorini and Mykonos, but with the 220 islands that make up the Cyclades, there are many other islands where you can get a more authentic taste of Greek island life than just the ordinary tourist on Santorini.
Folegandros, one of the best small Greek islands near Santorini, is vastly underrated and often completely unknown. With a population of only 650 people, a single ATM and no banks, a handful of hotels and parts of the island that are so authentic they still have no electricity, it’s no wonder most people have never heard of Folegandros, Greece.
9 Best hotels to stay in Folegandros
1.Polikandia Hotel ⭐⭐
Cozy family-run luxury hotel with elegant rooms and suites with character (traditional art, rock/wood elements) featuring mini fridge, coffee/tea maker and balconies.The high-end suites include bathtubs, kitchens and a further balcony. It has a good size swimming pool, cafe/bar, gardens and is just steps away from a bus stop, shops, cafes and restaurants.
2.Chora Resort Hotel & Spa ⭐⭐⭐
Reasonably priced hotel, within walking distance of the city centre of Hora, with simple and pleasant rooms and suites with minibar and verandas.the «Superior» category rooms and suites (all) have private jacuzzis.the 2 bedroom suites have a private balcony in addition to the veranda.The hotel has a large swimming pool and pool bar.
3.Ampelos ⭐ ⭐
Family run hotel with an infinity pool and solarium, with single rooms, basic rooms and a villa with tiled floors, mini-fridge and balconies overlooking the village, the mountain monastery and the sea.The villa has a kitchen, dining room and multiple balconies. it serves a simple breakfast and the town of Hora is just a few steps away.
4.Folegandros Apartments ⭐ ⭐
A quiet and central apartment complex (5 apartments, 13 studios and 1 honeymoon suite) with a swimming pool and pool bar with impeccable and beautifully decorated units with red tile floors, kitchens and terraces.the executive studios and honeymoon suite add mini hi-fi and mp3 players.the only suite has 2 private terraces.
5.Mar Inn Hotel ⭐ ⭐
Located a short walk from the bars, shops and restaurants of La Hora, this well appointed and family run hotel offers modern and elegant rooms and suites with mini-bars, bars and balconies.There is a swimming pool for adults only with a Jacuzzi, children’s pool and a pool bar. breakfast is served here, although it is very basic and not branded. the owner offers a free pick-up/drop-off service for guests from the ferry port.
6.Provalma Studios ⭐ ⭐
Cozy family property with 5 immaculate studios, spacious studios situated around a swimming pool, with wooden beam ceilings, well equipped kitchens (cookers, ovens) and small private terraces with sea views.The owners deliver an excellent home-made breakfast basket to the room. quiet hotel, but its remote location puts the nearest restaurants and markets within a 15 minute walk. while there are local bus services, it is best to have your own transport to visit the nearby beaches and other areas.
7.Blu Sand Boutique Hotel & Suites ⭐⭐⭐
Greek-style mini-boutique hotel next to a beach with refreshing rooms and cosmopolitan suites with Nespresso machines, minibar and balconies with magnificent views.the top end suites have large, partially shaded terraces with outdoor living areas and designer day beds.
8.Anemi Hotel ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Near the port, this elegant hotel with a huge saltwater infinity pool, has spacious rooms and suites with bathtubs, mini-bars and balconies / verandas.The high-end pool suites add mini personal training games and private pools with excellent sea views. serve a great breakfast a la carte.
Super class, small hotel with 3 suites, next to a cliff, with outstanding suites with minibar, Nespresso machines, private pools with turbo jets and private verandas with spectacular sea views.The «President» suite has an outdoor heated Jacuzzi and the town of Hora is 3.5 kms away, a good option for tranquility and semi-solitude, not so good if you want to be within walking distance of a wide variety of restaurants.