The capital of Folegandros is Hora, built in and round of the 13th century Castle or Kastro at the top of an abrupt cliff, rising 200 metres above the sea. The main town is stunning, with houses of genuine Cycladic architecture and paved streets boasting many central squares and picturesque churches.
In the central street of the settlement (Kato Roua), white two-storey houses with colourful doors, windows, stone staircases and small verandas are built side by side. They constitute the exterior wall of a Castle that was built on the 13th century above the cliff. An outstanding view of the Aegean Sea from the steep side of the Castle in the square of Pounta should not be missed!
With respect to Natura 2000, the small islet of Agios Ioannis on the other side of the island’s main harbour has been declared a ‘Region of Particular Natural Beauty’, while to the east the island of Adelfia represents a shelter for migrating birds.