Worth getting out of bed for
Folegandros is a relatively unspoilt island, where the main attractions are the views and the unspoilt beaches. The nearest shore to Anemi Hotel is a pebbly swimming spot, but there are plenty of sandy beaches surrounding the island, ranging from popular sun traps to hideaways you can only reach by boat.
The island’s mediaeval settlement, Kastro, is an amazing clifftop spot with spectacular views. Or, get a glimpse of Chrysospilia, on the northeast side of Folegandros. The 300m cave, tucked in the edge of a cliff 30m above the Aegean, has ancient names (mostly male) scrawled into its walls, but currently it can only be viewed by boat.
The fresh fish on offer at the Good Heart, a very traditional, 100-year-old taverna, is excellent. Tucked away in an alley behind the port, the Good Heart is run by four generations of one family, including the great grandmother (+30 22860 41212). For a fancier dining experience, Eva’s Garden is a beautiful restaurant in Folegandros town, which spills out on to the lane and into its small garden, scented with jasmine, lavender and herbs. The gourmet Mediterranean cuisine (made with locally grown ingredients) and stylishly romantic setting make Eva’s Garden an ideal date-night hideaway (+30 22860 41110).