Concierge.com's insider take:
While the Phoenician translation, meaning dry, rocky place, certainly fits, those overly prosaic ancients appear to have missed the characteristics of Folegandros that modern visitors would consider more worth noting. There's a village, Chora, whose three linked squares are among the most pleasant in the Greek islands for wiling away a summer evening. And cliff-top views of the Aegean so grand, and so timeless, it is easy to imagine Odysseus and his cohorts appearing from over the horizon at any moment. The ferry schedule makes this island on the southern end of the Cyclades just hard enough to reach that only oneself and those others who are truly worthy will make the effort. Although a few cars, several rumored to be for rent, have come to Folegandros, along with the bus that connects the few places it is possible to get to by road (the port, the village of Ano Meria, the paths leading down to a handful of good beaches), walking is still often a necessity and—at least on the downhill legs—a delight.