Amorgos

A place for travelers rather than tourists, this island combines a wild and mountainous landscape with Aegean's endless blue. Sunsets are otherwordly.

A picture showing a part of the Chora of Amorgos.
photo: Paul Arps / CC BY 2.0

Amorgos Beaches

A small beach and blue waters surrounded by boulders and rocks, and Amorgos landmass in the background at Agia Anna beach.
photo: Julien Maury
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Agia Anna Beach

Agia Anna has a rocks-and-pebbles beach. Everybody loves the small church, the overlooking mountain mass, and the ideal-for-snorkeling sea.

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Levrossos Beach

Sand-and-pebbles beach overshadowed by hills, at least in the edge of it. It has a beach bar and a tavern. Accessible from Aegiali through a 300m path.

A bay surrounded by hills with low vegetation - the beach of Maltezi at Katapola of Amorgos.
photo: Zde / CC BY-SA 4.0
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Maltezi Beach

Katapola

It takes about 15 minutes to get to Maltezi bay on foot. The stunning, sandy beach has a bar and abundant space for relaxing days under the sun.

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Agios Pavlos Beach

Agios Pavlos is a pebble beach that stands out for a narrow strip of land, like a natural breakwater, in the crystal-clear waters. Ideal for snorkeling.

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Paradisia Beach

South Amorgos

Small pebble-and-sand beach with just one tree, and a few sunbeds and umbrellas by a canteen. Perfect for sunset and and full-moon nights.

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Kalotaritissa Beach

South Amorgos

Windless bay with a sandy beach and translucent waters. A small boat departs from Kalotaritissa to the small island of Gramvousa.

A panoramic photo of the Aegiali bay on Amorgos island, between the blue sea and the barren hills.
photo: Dcarters at en.wikipedia
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Egiali (Aegiali) Beach

A long beach facing Aegiali village. It is home to legendary beach bar Q, and a few caf├ęs and restaurants. Sunsets here are breathtaking.

Amorgos Attractions

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Agia Paraskevi Church

Kato Meria

The church is famous for organizing the biggest traditional festival in Cyclades. It takes 100 volunteers 10 days to prepare for its 4000 guests.

A picture showing the hill of the acropolis of the Ancient Arcesine on the island of Amorgos.
photo: Zde / CC BY-SA 4.0
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Ancient Arcesine

Remains belonging to a major ancient settlement with an impressive rocky acropolis that allows an bird's-eye view over the whole area.

Paved paths, trees, and a wooden bar-like kiosk, probably a cafeteria, in Amorgos Botanical Park.
photo: Zde / CC BY-SA 4.0
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Amorgos Botanical Park

Since 2016, the Botanical Park familiarizes visitors with Amorgos diverse flora of over 500 species, 45 of which are endemic.

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Amorgos Shipwreck of Olympia

A tragedy in sea occurred in 1980 that inspired director Luc Besson to shoot the film The Big Blue (1988) here on Amorgos.

A picture of the remains of the fortifications of Minoa city in Katapola on Amorgos island.
photo: Phso2 / CC BY 3.0
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Ancient Minoa

Katapola Amorgos

Settlers from Samos founded a colony here in the 7th century BC. You can stroll around the ruins and enjoy the panoramic view.

Amorgos Things to Do

An image of the exterior of the monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa built on the cliff.
photo: Paul Arps / CC BY 2.0
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Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery

On the steep southern coast, 300 meters above the sea, there is an impressive monastery that seemingly is hanging from the rocks.

A wooden sign showing the distance in kilometers within the hiking trail network of Amorgos.
photo: Zde / CC BY-SA 4.0
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Hiking on Amorgos

Amorgos has a lengthy trails network that will spoil you with breath-taking views from vertiginous cliffs, and also legions of free-grazing goats.

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Schinoussa Island

The central island of the Lesser Cyclades bears a resemblance to what Greek islands looked like in the 60s. Ideal destination for relaxation and tranquility.

An overview of the uninhabited island of Keros - a huge rock shining in a setting sun.
photo: Phso2 / CC BY 3.0
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Keros Island

Mysterious and uninhabited island where the most ancient sanctuary of the Aegean is located. It is the subject of the documentary "The Enigma of Keros".

Amorgos Why visit?

  • Setting of the film "The Big Blue" (1988).
  • Agia Paraskevi festival on 26th of July is Aegean's biggest.
  • A place for travelers, rather than tourists.

Amorgos Settlements

An overview of a part of the settlement of Chora of Amorgos with the windmills in the background.
photo: Stathis24

Chora of Amorgos

Built on a spot that was invisible from the sea and was providing shelter from the pirates, it is one of the most picturesque Cycladic settlements.

Amorgos Festivals

Pasteli Feast

It takes place annually in August and it's a unique opportunity to taste but also learn about the production of the local sesame seed candy.

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