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Beaches on the island of Folegandros

Besides the village pebble beaches in the port of Karavostasis and the beach near the camping at Livadi (plus small beaches in between), there are several other beaches on the island of Folegandros. At a little under an hours walk from Chora there is the very good sand beach of Agali (sometimes called "Vathi", sometimes written as Agkali or Ankali - you know the Greek ways of clearly giving a place or a beach a name). During high season there is a bus service to this beach. At this beach there are a couple of tavernas that also offer rooms for rent. From Agali beach leads a path to another good beach, the beach of Agios Nikolaos. In high season kaiks from Karavostasi also make excursions from the port to these two beaches. Further away in the north of Folegandros you can visit the beach of Agios Georgios (45 minutes walk from Ano Meria). Close to the final bus stop of the bus that takes you from Chora to Ano Meria you will find more paths leading you to different beaches such as Ampeli and Livadaki. Livadaki can also be reached by ATV or a good car. If you walk it takes about 30 minutes. We went there on foot and found this small beach empty.

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Naturist beaches on the island of Folegandros

The main naturist beach of the island of Folegandros is the beach at Agios Nikolaos (next to Agali - which is textile beach). Sometimes the beach is mixed naturists/textile. There is a taverna an there are trees for shade. It is a sandy beach but it can get a bit busy depending on the season you visit it. In high season there are also kaiks (small wooden boats) that go from Agali to other nearby beaches. Another clothes optional beach is Livadaki, a little bit more north. It can be reached by boat from Agali or over a path leading down from Ano Meria. There are no facilities here and there is no shade so don't forget to bring water and your sun lotion. The beach is mixed pebbles and sand. The beaches of Vitsetzou and Pountaki are two sandy coves near the port of Karavostasi. Walk southwards from the port until you see the sign (after about 1 km) and than walk down. These are "who comes first" beaches, so they can be textile or naturist beaches. Also on Livadi beach further down the road there are naturists outside the high season. Katergo in the south underneath Livadi Beach is also visited by naturists. Vorina Beach on the norteast side of the island is also used as a naturist beach. You can reach it by going from the port to Chora and then take the path on your right hand side (you can see it just below the windmills). Take the path behind the church. The descend takes about 20 minutes.


Hans Huisman, http://www.angelfire.com/super2/greece/ 2013
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