is situated at a distance of 10 minutes walking from Angali, at the western part of the bay of Vathy (or Angali Bay). The area is not inhabited, but you will find a few summer houses without electric power.
The beach is not organized at all, so don’t forget to bring along water and your umbrella for shade, as no other shade will be available at the beach.
When there is no southern wind the beach has nice crystal clear sea, always calm. Being secluded enough, it is nudism tolerant.
In case of any problem you have to go back to Chora.
Access to the beach is possible by excursion boats departing from Angali. You can also reach the beach on foot from Angali (some 10 minutes walking, on the way to Aghios Nicolaos), or from Ano Meria (some 50 minutes up to one hour of walking). If you return to Ano Meria, you should bear in mind that the way is pretty tiring, as the path is uphill. No access by vehicles is possible.
(the word in Greek means “bosom”) is situated at the scenic bay of Vathy (or Angali Bay) in front of the homonymous coastal settlement, at a distance of some 4 kilometers western to the town of Folegandros (Chora), at the center of the western coast of the island. The visitors of the beach consider it as one of the best beaches of Folegandros.
No swimming and sunbathing facilities are available at the beach. There are two or three taverns some 50-100 meters far from the sea, where the visitor can have a coffee or refreshments and enjoy a pretty good meal mainly of sea food and grilled meats. The taverns are open only in summer. If you feel like spending a couple of days at Angali, a few rooms to let are available in summer.
The beach has nice fine sand and the sea deepens soon. When there is no wind (the beach is affected by the southwestern winds) the sea is calm and crystal clear. Most of the swimmers come here only for swimming and stay at Chora or at Karavostassi(s). No shade is available at the beach, unless at some spots under the high rocks surrounding the beach, which change according to the hour of the day and the position of the sun. Thus, if you like shade, you should bring along your umbrella. At the southern end of the beach, you will find another tiny, almost private beach, which you will reach if you walk within the shallow sea, after passing by the rock at your left. Here you will find some parts with shade from the rocks, a small cave and some rocks ideal for diving.
From the small mole at the right part of the beach you may catch the excursion boats for the nearby beaches of Aghios Nicolaos, Galifos and Fyra, or farer away to the beach of Livadaki. The three of them are also accessible on foot from Angali, via the good path, a bit uphill at the beginning of the route.
In August the Nautical Club of Folegandros organizes swimming and surfing games at the beach of Angali.
In case of any problem you should go back to Chora.
Access from Chora is possible even on foot (less than one hour of walking). If you don’t wish to walk all the way long, the bus from Chora to Ano Meria can drop you or pick you up at the crossway to Angali. From Karavostassi(s) you may come to Angali by the excursion boats. You may also use a car, rented or private, or a scooter, but you should be careful at the part of the road leading to the beach, as it is downhill enough; the part of the road (from Chora or from Ano Meria) before arriving to the crossway is pretty good. Angali is also connected with Chora by bus, with regular service; once a day the bus continues directly to Ano Meria. Finally, you may reach the beach by the taxi, if of course it is available.
The tiny sandy beach of Fyra
is situated at a distance of some 15 minutes walking far from Angali, to the South. The area has no permanent residents. Above the beach it is found the small church of Christos, in honor of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ. On the 6 th of August, the locals celebrate the name day of the church with a mass attended by many people. In the past, the religious feast was followed by a local feast (“panighyri”).
The beach is protected from almost all the winds; it has crystal clear sea, always calm. It is a secluded beach with few people, usually tolerant to nudism. No organization at all is available at the beach, so you have to bring along at least water and your umbrella for shade.
In case of emergency you have to return to Chora.
Access to the beach is possible by the excursion boats departing from Angali. You may also come to the beach on foot from Angali (some 15 minutes walking). From Chora or Ano Meria, you will take the public road and turn to the path leading to the beach (some 30 minutes walking). If you return to Ano Meria, be prepared, as the route is uphill and tiring. No vehicles can reach the beach.