So...here is the deal......
First, Folegandros is awesome. Very very quite with a wild edge and no "name" sites to see but one of the most beautiful and charming Chora's in all the Cyclades. Some really nice and charming beaches too. Probably not a place to spend more than 3-5 days in but it is wonderful for that. Also, would highly recommend staying in the Chora area. I would absolutely go back to the island.
For the hotel, as mentioned in other reviews, it is immaculately kept up, with nice size rooms and a very helpful staff (sort of). The pool is small and quiet but a nice place to relax. Breakfast is spartan (no pun intended!) but was okay for me....basically coffee, orange juice, yoghurt, bread and honey. It was included in our rate but I would not pay 10 euros extra for it as another reviewer mentioned. It is in a decent location as everything is a short walk away.
Also as mentioned, there are other hotels that have a little more pep to them and, if you are willing to pay for it, unbelievable views over the cliff side out to sea.
On the downside, while the hired staff is great, the owner is not very friendly and very, very particular about how you act at the hotel. It is almost as if he hovers to watch and immediately correct anything out of place. It makes for a bit of an uncomfortable atmosphere, especially if one has children on the trip. I'm sure this is why the hotel is in very nice condition but it puts one a bit on pins and needles just waiting to be scolded for moving a chair or using the wrong glasses or something.
To sum up....reasonable price (but don't pay extra for breakfast), well kept, and a perfectly enjoyable spot for couples or adult travelers. Would have a bit of a hard time recommending if you have children with you though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is situated on the edge of the main village of Folegandros island, "CHORA", only 150 meters away from the main square. From Kallisti Hotel, one can see an impressive view of Chora, the "Panagia" church and the open horizon. ... more less
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