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Located in the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Folegandros lies in the Aegean Sea and forms the Cycladic island chain along with the islands of Sikinos, Ios, Anafi and Santorini. It is a fairly small island, measuring around 32 sq. km, and has around 760 inhabitants who primarily live in three villages: Chora, Karavostasis, which is also the island's port, and Ano Meria. For visitors to the island looking for a vantage point to take in the island's magnificent scenery then the Church of Panaghia is located on the top of a hill and offers great views of Chora and the island's west coast. There are a number of great beaches on the island but visitors should note that all of them are fairly difficult to reach. Some can be reached after a bit of a walk whereas others can only be accessed by boat. The two beaches that can be reached by car are the beaches at Karavostasi and Angali.
The island can be reached by conventional ferry, Highspeed ferry or Flying Dolphin from Piraeus, Rafini, the other islands of the Cycladic islands, Crete, Rhodes and the rest of the Dodecanese islands and the East Aegean Islands. Travel times vary depending on destination and ferry type but journey times range from 3.5 hours to 11 hours. The island's harbour, Karavostasi, has a few shops and restaurants for visitors to enjoy.
The Greek island of Anafi is one of the Cyclades group of islands and is located to the east of the island of Santorini. According the legend, Anafi, a paradise of pristine beauty and 'exotic' beaches with crystal clear waters, has emerged from the bottom of the Aegean Sea to provide shelter to the Argonauts. If you approach the island from the Bay of Ayios Nikolaos you will see before you the picturesque town laid out in front of you. It was built on the ruins of a Venetian castle and is characterised by narrow stone alleys and whitewashed houses.
The Rock of Kalamos, in the east of the island, is a popular attraction. It is the second highest monolithic limestone after Gibralta and is especially popular with climbers who enjoy the challenge of the rock. Also of interest in the Temple of Apollo the Anafian and the Monastery of Zoodochos Piyi which are located at the base of the rock. For fitter climbers, there is another monastery on the top of Kalamos, where a amazing views of the sea and the nearby islands can be had.