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Hotel Highlights

  • Unspoilt island setting
  • Amazing Aegean sea views
  • Stunning infinity pool
  • Just a short boat trip from Santorini
  • Stylish design and decor

Overview

As you sail through the Aegean on your way to Folegandros, the buildings of the all-white Anemi Hotel look like giant sugar cubes perched high above the sea. And, once you get up close, this Greek-island getaway guarantees a stay as stylish as the views are stunning.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Anemi Hotel with us:

A welcome drink and snacks on arrival

Special offers

Exclusive rates, packages and special offers at Anemi Hotel

15% off 4 nights for the price of 3 4 nights for the price of 3

Facilities

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Anemi Hotel - Folegandros - Greece

Need To Know

Rooms

40, including 12 suites.

Check–out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but flexible subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $370.88 (€276), excluding tax at 5 per cent.

More details

Rates generally include a la carte breakfast, local taxes and transfers to the port and heliport.

Also

If you’re heading out to explore the island, request a lunch hamper for a perfect picnic.

At the hotel

Free WiFi in common areas, tennis courts, gym. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, free wired internet; some suites have Nespresso machines.

Our favourite rooms

The spacious Junior Pool Suites are honeymooners’ heaven. There’s a large bedroom and separate living room, and you can lounge in your private pool while admiring your sweeping sea views.

Poolside

Lay out your lounger by the hotel’s main clifftop infinity pool to take in the stunning Aegean views. There’s also an indoor pool, which is more of a family friendly place to splash.

Packing tips

Bring your camera or easel to capture scenes of the ever-changing sea and sky.

Also

The hotel – and rocky Folegandros itself – aren’t particularly suited to wheelchair users.

Children

Welcome. Cribs and extra beds are free for under-12s and €70 a night for older kids; you’ll find highchairs and a kids’ menu in the restaurant. Babysitting is available for €15 an hour.

Pet‐friendly

Pets are welcome by arrangement, and will be greeted with a basket and food bowl.

Food & Drink

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Anemi Hotel - Folegandros - Greece

Hotel Restaurant

Enjoy innovative dishes inspired by Aegean islands favourites, such as orzo with langoustines and lemon zest. The small, intimate restaurant is a slick space decorated in dark shades, in contrast to the hotel’s gleaming white exterior. It also extends outside, around the main pool.

Hotel Bar

Sip a mojito with mint leaves freshly picked from the hotel’s garden in the poolside bar; there’s a lengthy cocktail list and an extensive array of whiskeys. If you’ve got any special cocktail requests, the accommodating barman George will happily go off menu.

Last orders

Tuck into breakfast from 8.30am to 11am, and lunch or dinner until 11pm. The last drinks are poured in the restaurant and bar at 11pm

Room service

Order meals or snacks from 8.30am to 11pm.

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Dress code

Relax: don’t dress up for dinner. Jeans or even shorts are fine.

Top table

Sit outside by the pool, which is lit enchantingly in the evening. Or, cosy up on the soft seating tucked away in the back of the restaurant indoors.

Local Guide

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Anemi Hotel - Folegandros - Greece
Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

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.
 

Local restaurants

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).

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Unspoilt Aegean island

Anemi Hotel

Karavostasis, Folegandros, Folegandros, 84011

The tiny, unspoilt island of Folegandros is one of the southwestern Cyclades, which dot the jewel-toned Aegean sea. Anemi Hotel is perched on the isle’s east coast.

Planes

The most convenient airport is on Santorini, 45 minutes from Folegandros via boat or 18 minutes away by helicopter. Fly to Santorini National Airport (www.santorini-airport.com) from international destinations including London, Manchester, Rome, Paris and Barcelona.

Automobiles

If you choose to rent a car (or a scooter) to explore the island, there’s free parking on-site (rent on the mainland and bring it over on the ferry). If you choose not to drive, the local bus should be all you need to get around tiny Folegandros.

Other

Room rates include hotel transfers from the local port (five minutes away) or the nearby helipad. Boat journeys from the port of Piraeus in Athens take from four to six hours, and if you’re coming from Santorini the daily catamaran takes less than an hour (the hotel are happy to book transfers in advance, including a five-minute transfer between the port and the hotel). Check www.openseas.gr for up-to-date timings – the catamaran runs daily between June and 15 September. There are also daily connections between Folegandros and many of the neighbouring islands.

Reviews

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Anemi Hotel - Folegandros - Greece

Anonymous review

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this luxury hotel in the Aegean, a full account of their Greek island break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from Anemi Hotel in Folegandros… If you’re seeking…
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Anemi Hotel

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this luxury hotel in the Aegean, a full account of their Greek island break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from Anemi Hotel in Folegandros…

If you’re seeking a relatively unspoilt alternative to bustling Santorini, try its small sister island of Folegandros: the quiet Aegean outpost, less than an hour from Santorini by catamaran, is a perfect place to unwind. As for where to stay, five minutes from the port is the laid-back but luxurious Anemi Hotel.
The welcome is warm and traditionally Greek (like the island itself) and staff have that amazing knack of being invisible when you want them to be, then suddenly appearing as soon as you need them. It’s not just the people that make Anemi Hotel amazing, either: from the expansive Aegean vistas right down to the stylish furniture (Eames chairs abound) Anemi Hotel is endlessly easy on the eye. No matter whether you spend the day relaxing in your suite or exploring the island, watching the sun set over the sea from your lounger by the clifftop pool (mojito with fresh-picked mint in hand) is a spectacular way to start the night.

The Guestbook

Reviews of Anemi Hotel from Smith members

Whenever you book a stay through us, we’ll invite you to comment when you get back. Read the Guestbook entries below to see what real-life Mr & Mrs Smiths have said about this hotel…

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Stayed on

We loved

The décor and hotel environment were fantastic. The staff were very helpful.

Don’t expect

A hotel bus shuttle to the main town would be good as there are only two taxis on the island! And the local bus timetable is only every hour or other which is not good for getting small boys back to the hotel after dinner.

Rating: 10/10 stars