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Vorina beach, Folegandros Island

The beach of Vorina is found at the middle of the eastern coast of the island, within an open cove. The beach is situated diametrically opposite to Angali.

The area around is uninhabited. The beach owes its name (“vorina” in Greek means “northern”) to its geographic position, since it is found northern to Chora.

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The beach is affected by the northern and eastern winds. It is a secluded beach with no trees for shade and no other facilities. So, you have at least to bring along some water. You will come here only if you like walking and exploring and if you wish to enjoy swimming almost alone in a crystal clear clean sea. And of course, if you are naturist, nobody will be annoyed if you decide to swim nude.

The most characteristic feature of the beach is the local green stone which is abundant here. In the past the locals used to quarry this stone from here and carry it on mules’ back up to Chora, as they used it for paving the streets or roofing their houses. However, in the last decades this process has been abandoned because the people prefer to bring stone from other places of Greece, mainly from the island of Euboea, as this is cheaper and easier to get.

In case of emergence you have to return to Chora.

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Access to the beach is possible from the sea by rented or private boat. If the weather allows it, the excursion boats that make the tour of the island sometimes stop at this beach. You can also come on foot, via the public road leading from Chora to Ano Meria. If you catch the bus, ask the driver to drop you close to the wind mills. The driver will also show you the beginning of the path you have to follow. You will walk for some 20 minutes until you reach the sea. Obviously, the way back is a bit tiring as the path is uphill, but when you arrive at the public road you may catch the bus. However, even if you miss the bus, don’t worry. You will walk a little bit more until arriving to Chora, or to Ano Meria where you may enjoy a good traditional meal of “matsata”, the local handmade pasta in tomato sauce accompanying the delicious local meat!

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