Folegandros Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Folegandros

December 9, 2017 Chanda Heide

Folegandros (also Pholegandros; Greek: Φολέγανδρος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea which, together with Sikinos, Ios, Anafi and Santorini, forms the southern part of the Cyclades. Its surface area is 32.216 square kilometres (12.439 sq mi) and it has 765 inhabitants. It has three small villages, Chora, Karavostasis, and Ano Meria, which are connected by a paved road. Folegandros is part of the Thira regional unit.
Things to do in Folegandros

1. Pounda

Chora, 840 11, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +30 2286 041063
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 470 reviews

Pounda

Reviewed By Jingle05 - Yorkshire

Hidden off the square leading up to the Monastery, POUNDA is worth searching out. On the square itself is a fairly ordinary cafe with a couple of tables (also called Pounda)....but go behind it - & you find yourself walking into a secret courtyard garden and a Hidden Gem. Owned by a Danish woman & her Greek husband Pounda has a wonderful garden, many tables and a fascinating menu. We say (when it was closed) drinking ice cold beers (not a problem)....and then, when it opened at 5pm, we opted for a couple of long, slow cooked succulent peasant casseeroles. A rabbit....and a lamb stew. Just lovely. Would definitely recommend Pounda - a place to read, relax and enjoy good food when you're ready for it.

2. Zefiros Anemos

Chora, 840 11, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$110 - HK$196 +30 2286 041556
Excellent
54%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 402 reviews

Zefiros Anemos

Reviewed By Taylor D

This is the place to go to get the freshest and best prepared fish on the island. Several locals recommended the restaurant to us and it didn't disappoint!!! The owner recommended a delicious bottle of wine to accompany our huge fish we ordered and an appetizer as well and he came out to speak with us several times during our meal. It was delicious and the courtyard space is a very beautiful setting to enjoy your meal.

3. Piatsa

Chora 840 11, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2286 041274
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 195 reviews

Piatsa

Reviewed By ogenkidesu - Asia

We had our lunch here while in Folegandros. The setting was in garden Terrace, and service staff was helpful and attentive. The Tzatziki was refreshing, tomato balls nicely textured, grilled octopus was addictive and the grill chicken with pita and fries was filling and nice. All in all, a pleasurable dinner for us.

4. Papalagi Seafood

Agios Nikolaos, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +30 694 429 1988
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 341 reviews

Papalagi Seafood

Reviewed By PickyVoyager - California

The restaurant has a great view, perched just above the Agios Nicholaos beach. The food is very good (including great, fresh fish), and even the house wine is unusually good. The service is very friendly.

5. To Goupi

Square after Kritikos, Chora, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2286 041057
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

To Goupi

Reviewed By Carlo_Milan_Italy - Milan, Italy

Folegandros's Chora is packed with restaurants, bars and any type of place that will satisfy your food quest. To Goupi is a fantastic small restaurant, specializing in greek food. So, if you're looking for very well executed Greek dishes, this is the right place. It isn't possible to book a table and in crowded nights you'll be obliged to queue a little, but again it definitely worths the wait. Prices are just right and staff is very attentive. We've been here a couple of times during our vacation and we always left very happy. A must when you're in Folegandros.

6. Melissa

Chora, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
42%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 185 reviews

Melissa

Reviewed By gpissio - Thessaloniki Greece

"Melissa" located in the heart of Folegandros Chora, in the second square out of three available in the village. It's a traditional Greek tavern offers some local typical examples like Matsatsa, hand made pasta. Only they made them better that the others. Expect to find queues for dinner time , if you go between 20.00 to 22.00, i think they do not accept Reservations.

7. Windmills Restaurant

Ano Meria, Folegandros, 840 11, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$141 - HK$243 +30 2286 041655
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Windmills Restaurant

Authentic Aegean cusine with high quality material such as organic fava beans from Santorini, organic little tomatoes and cucumber grom Santorini, veal from Naxos, smoked tsiro fish. Moreover MATSATA - homemade traditional pasta with fresh tomatoe sauce or pesto or wild cock or baby goat meat and a lot of other specialities!!! EXCELLENT SEA VIEW!! THE VERANDA IS PROTECTED FROM THE WIND WITH HIGH QUALITY GLASSES THAT DOES NOT DESTROY THE SEA VIEW!! WE ALSO OFFER BLANKETS FOR THE COLD NIGHTS!

Reviewed By EmStyv - Brussels, Belgium

Visit for coffee and snacks. Epic view, lounge attitude. Service ok, tasty snacks. Probably the most expensive fresh juice we paid this summer in Greece (6 euros).

8. Pane e Vino Ristorante pizzeria

Ano Meria, 840 11, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +30 694 224 2625
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Pane e Vino Ristorante pizzeria

The only real Italian restaurant on the island. Small charming business, Italian chef and owner, prepares and serves genuine food, traditional pizza,simple atmosphere in old restored Cycladic farmhouse dating 1910. Great seaview while sitting in the patio outside.

Reviewed By katythompson48 - Vancouver, Canada

We had the best pizza and risotto of our lives in this restaurant. We also had very good homemade ice cream for dessert. The restaurant is set in a traditional Cycladic house, with breathtaking views to the sea from the patio Seating outside. The cook and owner is a very friendly Italian lady. I would definitely recommend eating here if you are in Ano Meria (or even just in Folegandros!).

9. I Sinantisi

Ano Meria, Ano Meria 840 11, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2286 041208
Excellent
53%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 206 reviews

I Sinantisi

Reviewed By Reeferman64 - Solihull, United Kingdom

This place was tipped for the best local pasta, we tried it with goat and meatballs, I am glad I tried it but we would have shared and had a couple of starters if we knew it was as plentiful as was, no complaints, though, lovely view, nice drop of house plonk too.

10. Souvlaki Club

Chora, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +30 2286 041002
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Souvlaki Club

Reviewed By Asw W

We went for some Gyrus and burgers with the family. The sweet staff announced that it was the "best Gyrus in the universe", im not sure if that is a 100% correct, but... it's pretty damn close!

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