Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do on Amorgos
Port of Katapola, Amorgos
Central island port that offers routes with the Greek capital & Aegean islands, while it welcomes large cruise & has summer day-trip tours.
Amorgos Botanical Park
Since its inauguration in 2016, it informs about the diverse flora of the island that includes over 500 species 45 of which are endemic.
Founded in the 7th century BC by settlers from Samos, it was located close to Katapola one of the best protected natural ports of Cyclades.
An advanced network of hiking trails that compose the ideal way to become familiar with the nature and the rural perspective of the island.
The fact that it cannot be reached very easily offers a notion of remoteness to this sandy beach which hosts a nice beach bar.
Built on a spot that was invisible from the sea and was providing shelter from the pirates, is one of the most picturesque Cycladic settlements.
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.
Founded in 1963 it deals with the island's historical evolution from the Prehistoric to the Roman era. It is unfortunately temporarily closed.
Agia Anna Beach, Amorgos
World-famous beach that consists of rocks and pebbles mixed with sand and is the location where the movie "Big Blue" by Luc Besson was filmed.
On the steep southern coast, 300 meters above the sea level is located the impressive monastery that seems like hanging from the cliff.
Remains belonging to a major ancient settlement with an impressive rocky and high acropolis that provides supervision of the whole area.
Agios Pavlos Beach, Amorgos
A pebble beach that stands for the narrow strip that enters the crystal clear waters. Protected from the north winds and ideal for snorkeling.
Famous for the biggest "panigyri" (festival) of Cyclades islands that demands 10 days of preparations, 100 volunteers, and attracts 4000 guests.
Small pebble & sand beach, just one tree in the middle, and sunbeds & umbrellas of the canteen that provides coffee, refreshments, and snacks.
Amorgos Shipwreck of Olympia
A sea tragedy occurred in February 1980 that became an attraction and inspired the director Luc Besson to shoot the film "The Big Blue 1988".
Windless bay that hosts a sandy beach with crystal clear waters. A small boat departs hourly to the small island of Gramvousa.
Port of Aegiali, Amorgos
Second island port that connects Aegiali (complex of villages) with numerous Aegean islands & the Greek capital through the ferry boat route.
Levrossos Beach, Amorgos
Sandy beach with natural shadow, reached through a 300 m path from the parking area and with a beach bar some meters over the shore.
Egiali (Aegiali) Beach, Amorgos
Popular beach located by the bay of the port and settlement of Ormos Egialis. Easy access and plenty of nice cafés and restaurants around.
Mysterious island and probably the most ancient sanctuary of the Aegean that is described through the Documentary "The Enigma of Keros".
4-small islets Complex (Ano, Kato Koufonisi, Keros, Glaronisi), where Ano Koufonisi is permanently inhabited offering genuine travel experiences.
With a total area of 13 km² and a diameter of only 5.5 km, it's a tiny islet with nearly 160 inhabitants & ideal for relaxation & mindfulness.
Questions & Answers about Amorgos
Why Visit Amorgos?
- The English-language film "The Big Blue" (1988) was filmed on the island.
- Agia Paraskevi festival (panigyri) on 26th of July is the biggest in the Aegean.
- Exploring the island through its paths & experiencing local hospitality in each step.
What is Amorgos, Greece?
In the heart of the Aegean Sea, is located the "Deep Blue", of the Greek island of Amorgos. It is the easternmost island of the Cyclades, in the northeast of Naxos. Today Amorgos is one of the less busy destinations of the Cyclades, offering an intense traditional color that is reflected both in the settlements of the island and the way of life. Picturesque villages and beaches with crystal clear water are what a guest will meet here and it is no coincidence that most return. Most beaches are located in the northern part of the island as the southern part is dominated by the steep cliffs. The transport to one of its two ports (Katápola and Egiali) can be done by ferry from Piraeus, or from the nearby islands.
What is the origin of the name Amorgos?
Already by the end of the 4th millennium BC there are traces of human presence on the island, while in antiquity Amorgos was one of the major centers of the Cycladic civilization. The island's name allegedly derived from the word Amorgis, commonly flax or linseed, a rare plant, which in antiquity were used in for sewing the Amorgians tunics, who mentioned in Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Following common history of the Cyclades, Amorgos joined the fledgling Greek state after the Revolution of 1821.