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Little islands like Folegandros used to get two or three boats a week. Tourism, however, has changed all that, at least in summer, and Folegandros—an impressive if bare little island whose pretty white rock-outcrop of a village has a cliff-edge setting, nearby beaches, and simple tavernas—is firmly in the loop. No planes, but two boats from Piraeus in summer—fewer in winter—serve it sufficiently. There are also regular connections to Anafi, Ios, Amorgos, Kea, Kimolos, Koufonisi, Kythnos Milos, Naxos, Paros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, and Santorini. For schedules check www.openseas.gr/OPENSEAS/map/index_en.vm.Faster boats are added on weekends but don't run in winter. The trip takes from 4 to 11 hours, so you better check which boat is going and where it is stopping. For general information on Folegandros check www.greeka.com/cyclades/folegandros/index.htm and also www.folegandros.gr.The Folegandros Port Authority (22860/41530) sometimes has an English-speaking officer.
Buses (22860/41425) go from the little port to Chora every hour or so throughout the day; buses meet the boats. Buses go almost as often to the southern beaches and to Ano Meria (which has a separate Chora bus stop near the Sottovento tourist office). Fares run from €0.50 to €2. Taxis (22890/22400 or 22860/41048) meet boats and a stand is at the town entrance.
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