In this point it seems as thought Folegandros is divided in two parts that have approximately the same length, while in this narrow point, two bays are created, Plaka and
Vathi. The island is mountainous and rocky. The highest mountain is Agios Eleftherios with an altitude of 455 meters. Were few areas are cultivated and they produce oil, wine, figs and honey. They also raise goats and produce very tasty cheese.
In the past Folegandros had two communities, but with the Kapodistria scheme now there is only one community that administratively falls under the district of Thira, at the prefecture of
The climate is pleasurable. There is of course quite some humidity due to the sea but nevertheless there are also the northerly winds that are pretty dry. The temperature rises in the middle of May and June while during the summer the northeastern winds make sure that there is some coolness.
A characteristic about the natural environment of Folegandros is its lack of vegetation. This is made worse because goats graze throughout the island. Nevertheless because of the warm and pleasant climate someone will come across a large selection of wild flowers with dark blue color, daisies, bright red or light blue flowers and deep red poppies, during spring.