Folegandros, Greece

Rent a Sailboat in Folegandros, Greece in a few minutes!

Rent a Sailboat in Folegandros, Greece in a few minutes!


Renting a sailboat is a fantastic way to discover the hidden beauty of Folegandros. Folegandros or Polykandros is an island of the Cyclades. It is located between the Cycladic islands of Milos and Sikinos. It is a picturesque island with wild beauty, endless capes and beaches, steep cliffs, and pristine bays. Several of the island's beaches are difficult to access and almost impossible without a boat charter. The island's port is Karavostasis, situated at the southeastern end of the island and about 22 miles from Santorini. You can easily find the ideal sailboat of your choice from Karavostasi Marina or any marina in the Cyclades. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.

You have plenty of options:

You can book and hire a sailboat with a captain, or without one if you have a license, and enjoy a full-day cruise around idyllic bays and beaches. By renting a sailing boat, you can also visit Sikinos or Ios on a two-day trip. With a sailboat charter in Folegandros, you can explore the heavenly islands of the Cyclades at the best price. Some of these islands include Milos, Sifnos, Paros, and Naxos.

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Sailboats in Folegandros

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 Folegandros is a top yachting destination and a secret gem of the Cyclades you must explore. Renting a sailing boat is the most economical way to spend your holidays in Folegandros and explore the Cyclades and its hidden beauty. Contrary to popular belief, a sailboat charter is rather cheap and is a great way to escape from the crowds. Typically, a group of 8 people can book a sailboat at a cost of around 50 euros per person per day, including the cost of the captain. Folegandros is surrounded by the islands of Milos, Sikinos, Sifnos, and Santorini. It is commonly referred to as a small diamond that floats in the Aegean Sea. The unspoiled beauty of the island makes it clear why even the most luxury yachts and superyachts arrive.

According to Greek Mythology, the island was inhabited by shepherds of Western Greece. The island was named Polykandros, due to the fact that they were only men. Later, Minoan Cretans came to the island, led by Folegandros, son of Minos, from whom the island took its name. Folegandros became a refuge spot for those who were exiled from Crete.

Hiring a skippered sailboat is a unique way to visit and explore the spectacular natural monument of Chrysospilia. The cave of Chrysospilia is considered one of the largest caves in Greece. The interior of the cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites, with an eerie beauty that will take your breath away. Chrysospilia is also of significant archaeological importance and is the only cave where pottery is engraved on its walls.

The island of Folegandros may be small but has several beaches and coves that will captivate you. By renting a sailing boat with two or more cabins, you are offered the opportunity to cruise from coast to coast with complete privacy, safety, and comfort. The beaches and bays of Katergos, Agkali, Agios Nikolaos, Fira, Galifos, Livadaki, and Ampeli are numerous options to consider. The beautiful nearby islands of Sikinos, Milos, and Santorini can also be explored when you are sailing in Folegandros. You also have the opportunity to tour Folegandros from Santorini or Milos. By combining your adventures with all three islands, you have yourself the perfect 3-day or 4-day trip.

During your sailing holidays, it is worth visiting the picturesque cobbled streets of the island, the historical monuments, and several sights. The Lighthouse of Aspropunda, the Folklore Museum of the island, the church of Panagia, and the Roman statues are situated in a picturesque courtyard. There is a miraculous Byzantine icon of Panagia Odigitria inside the church. This is often associated with legends and pirates of the island. Finally, Kastro is one of the oldest settlements in all the Cyclades. The northern side of the settlement is built at the edge of a cliff that rises over 200 m high.

Folegandros is a mountainous island with wild beauty, picturesque villages, capes, volcanic-white-reddish rocks, unique sea caves, and untouched beaches often compared to Santorini. The residents and visitors have not called Folegandros ‘little Santorini’ just by chance.

Below you will find some useful information for your sailboat hire in Folegandros.

 Karavostasi Marina:  

Located on the east side of the island at a 3 km distance from Chora. There is a direct ferry route with Piraeus, Sikinos, Paros, Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Heraklio.

The nearest Airport to Folegandros is in Santorini island, which receives daily flights from Thessaloniki and Athens.