We simply loved our stay at Anemomilos Apartments, and the Folegandros island, and we will definitely return!
Upon arrival at Karavostasi harbour, we were picked up by Anemomilos shuttle bus. From there it was approx. 3 km to the main village of the island, Chora, where also Anemomilos is located.
Anemomilos has a very beautiful and well maintained property and grounds. All the flowers and beautiful surroundings reminded me of Le Hameau in Saint-Paul-de-Vence (another lovely place). The pictures attached speak for themselves.
We stayed in the Suite (room # 6), which had a kitchenette with a big fridge, toaster, tea maker, pots, pans, glasses, plates, cutlery etc. It had a large bedroom, and a separate living room. Both rooms had its separate balconies, but we ended up staying only at the larger one, with lovely views of the sea, sunset and the church of Panagia.
If it wasn’t for the UEFA cup ongoing at the same time of our trip, we wouldn’t probably have turned on the TV, but Anemomilos has a good choice of various TV channels. They also have WiFi, which works equally well in the rooms as by the pool.
The service was excellent and attentive, and the breakfast even better! We had our breakfast every morning on our balcony, except for the last morning, when we were leaving. See the pictures attached of the broad selection of breakfast items.
Only a few minutes away, you find the restaurants and the grocery stores of Chora. At Spitiko we had delicious potato salad and tzatziki as starters, their home made matsala (local pasta) with red sauce, served with rabbit and goat respectively as main dishes, accompanied by 0.5 l red wine, followed finally by coffee, tea and typical Greek melon cake – at the price of 37€ altogether.
For a slightly more ‘fancy’ dinner, you can visit Eva’s Garden. They had really good food, and later in the evening the atmosphere was very cosy when all the candles were lit in the outside garden. It is a little pricier, but worth it.
One thing I cannot go without mentioning is restaurant Mimis in Ano Meria. There we had a very good garlic tzatziki, excellent grilled feta, really good grilled octopus, and different small deserts made of local berries. Altogether for two persons also 37€, including 0.5l white wine and bottles of water.
You can also enjoy e.g. a light lunch at Anemomilos, if you are hanging around by the pool during the day and get hungry. They serve various salads, sandwiches and fajitas, at prices ranging from 6 to 16 €.
Folegandros is truly an island of peace. It was like time had stopped. You will find beaches where there will be nobody else but you. You will see men riding on donkeys on the streets. You will simply relax, and be amazed by the tranquillity.
One of the ways getting around the small island is renting a scooter. We rented a 150cc scooter from Scooterland Venetia for 17€ per day. This place had new, well functioning and good looking scooters (in comparison to most other rentals on the island).
From Folegandros we continued to Santorini. When we were leaving, the Anemomilos crew said that Folegandros is a much better island... and they were right :)
Enjoy a relaxing stay at Anemomilos and Folegandros!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched along a vertical cliff, Anemomilos overlooks the vastness of the Aegean. Although peaceful and sequestered, your apartment is conveniently located within a short walk from the beautiful white-washed main village of the island, Hora. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anemomilos Apartments Hotel Folegandros