Folegandros is a small and rocky island between Sikinos and Milos. The wild beauty of the barren landscape will strike visitors, where huge rocks alternate with sandy beaches. On a flat expanse above the pretty harbour of Karavostassis is Hora, which consists of two sections. In the old settlement in the Kastro area, the outer walls of the houses form the sort of defensive precinct to be found elsewhere in the Cyclades. The new quarter is just as pretty, with narrow alleys, stepped walls, courtyards, wooden balconies and typically Aegean churches. The finest church on the island, that Our Lady, stands above a section of the ancient wall. Chrissospilia, nearby to the north, which stalagmites and traces of ancient occupation, and the small settlements in the Ano Meria district are the sights to be seen around the island's main village. Some of the most popular beaches of the island are Angali, Agios Nikolaos, Aghios Georgios, Livadaki and Ambeli. The best beach, however, is Katergo, and is a stretch of fine pebbles at the base of a low cliff on the south side of the island, protected from the wind by rocky headlands It is only accessible on foot (about 2 Km from Livadi Beach, or 3 Km from the port at Karavostassi) or by boat from Karavostasi.