Travel, Travel
September 26, 2011

Folegandros, Part 2

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We're leaving Folegandros tomorrow for Santorini and I don't want to go.  I've never been anywhere like this before.

Folegandros is a tiny Greek Island that is part of the group of islands, including Santorini, that make up the southern part of the Cyclades.  The island is about 12 square miles and has only about 650 inhabitants and one paved road that travels the length of the island.

The island fills up with tourists during the high season of summer, but it is almost empty by the end of September.  If you decide to travel here make it at the beginning or tail end of the season.

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The buildings here are in the same style as Santorini, white stucco with blue doors and windows (the blue is meant to ward off evil).  The buildings are built into the cliffside with winding passageways that were meant to confuse attacking pirates to let the inhabitants escape attacks.  The island had a constant problem with pirates and attackers up until the 19th century.

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(Above Taken by Sara)

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View from our room right on the edge of the cliff.  The first photo from yesterdays post was taken at our hotel, the Anemomilos Apartments.

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Sara with the X100 - doesn't she look cute!

More soon!

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