The places of the heart


The rocky island of Folegandros, lying between Sikinos and Milos in Southern Cyclades, is a paradise of peace. The small Karavostasi harbor is a very quite village with a few houses, bars and traditional tavernas scattered along the beach. But the real heart of the island is Chora, a quite peculiar village made up of a series of squares with an hectic nightlife. At the centre of Chora, the ancient medieval castle with traditional houses, tiny alleys and low arches. At the end of a long uphill walk, lies the amazing Panaghia, a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The atmosphere at Folegandros is both quite and lively because the island is mystic and joyful at the same time.