Folegandros Touched my Soul

Folegandros touched my soul.

Perhaps because we had just come from Santorini, where the selfie-stick wielding tourist hordes were still mad af.

Here in Folegandros, it's mid-October and high season is over. Most tavernas are closed, as well as shops and hotels. This suited us just fine as long as we could get dinner off the boat. What we got was an empty beach on a clear & warm day, and a quiet idyllic town set in the mountains.

Agios Nikolaos Beach
The cove yonder is for "naturists". Image by Frankie Drogin
Refracted. Image by Frankie Drogin
The beach is empty but there we are, all huddled close together lower left corner. It's as if we weren't sick of each other just yet. Image by Frankie Drogin
Fishing nets, Iphone image by Tesa Totengco. Fishing boat, image by Frankie Drogin.
Images by Frankie Drogin
My Guy
Waters so clean and clear. Iphone images by Tesa Totengco
Chora (capital)
Folegandros Mosaic, Iphone image by Tesa Totengco. Woman with cat, Image by Michael Girman.
Blue door & window. Images by Michael Girman
Lapiz Lazuli. Iphone image by Tesa Totengco
Cool cats. Images by Frankie Drogin & Michael Girman
Castro Cafe where all men meet. Iphone image by Tesa Totengco
Empty Cafes. Iphone images by Tesa Totengco
Bougainvilla of Chora, Folegandros. Image by Michael Girman
Chora alleys. Iphone images by Tesa Totengco
We did find an open taverna. It was just ok. The souvlaki kiosk around the corner had better/cheaper food. So we had dinner twice.
Views over Folegandros
Swiss Cheese. Image by Frankie Drogin
Why the Greeks build chapels in out of the way areas baffles me. To glory be the god? Image by Frankie Drogin
Kayaker. Image by Frankie Drogin
Image by Frankie Drogin
Chora is built on the edge of a 200-meter high cliff. Iphone images by Tesa Totengco
Our home away from home, docked in the port of Folegandros. Image by Michael Girman

Folegandros is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea which, together with Sikinos, Ios, Anafi and Santorini, forms the southern part of the Cyclades. Its surface area is 12.439 sq mi and it has 765 inhabitants. It has three small villages, Chora, Karavostasis, and Ano Meria, which are connected by a paved road.

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Images by Michael Girman, Frankie Drogin, Tesa Totengco

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