Folegandros is a bit of a hidden Aegean gem, boasting raw, barren magnetism that makes it such a quirky destination. It is the perfect choice should you wish to feel blissfully cut off from the world. Chora, the island’s capital is a Cycladic classic, with whitewashed houses and winding streets alike. The oldest part of the village, namely Kastro, is a fortified settlement build at the edge of a cliff to protect the islanders from pirate invasions. Following a narrow cobblestone street from Pounda square in Chora will take you to Panagia, a beautiful church topping a massive hill and offering dramatic views of the island. Katergo, Agali, Agios Georgios and Livadi are some of the beaches you ought to hit when in Folegandros. In the mood for some exploring? The Cave of Chrisospilia awaits. Head to Vegera, Irini and Sinadisi for essential Greek bites and don’t forget to give matsata, the local handmade pasta a try.