EXPLORE AMORGOS

Sightseeing

An island of Cycladic beauty and unique, views to the Aegean, Amorgos invites you to explore its special character. Infinite blue and all-whitewashed buildings, steep cliffs and a wonderful coastline, all add to the amazing scenery of Amorgos. Romantic and sensational, authentic and friendly, Amorgos will take a very special place in your heart right from the start. 

Aegiali is a picturesque traditional harbor of Amorgos, with friendly locals and wonderful natural beauty. On Mount Vigla, the past is unfolded before your eyes and you may explore the ruins of the ancient Aegiali Acropolis. Findings from the Early Cycladic and Hellenistic period all over the area will fascinate you. There are also lovely churches for you to visit in the area, either to pray and light a candle or to admire the vividly looking, detailed frescoes. The Byzantine Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos, the Holy Trinity and St. Anargyroi church are highlights of your local exploration. 

Chora is the capital of the island and combines the classic Cycladic element with the rich historical tradition. A walk through the alleys will lead you to the Gavras manor that operates as a museum and houses the Archeological Collection of Amorgos. A tour to the narrow paved streets with the white, Byzantine churches and houses as well as the windmills on top of the crests of the hill looking to the Aegean Sea is definitely worthwhile. The rock of the Castle which stands out is a timeless witness of the Venetian presence on the island.

The monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa, the protector of the island, is the landmark of Amorgos. It was built around 800-900 AD and was renovated by Alexios Komninos 1080 AD. It is located northeast of Chora and is literally built on a rock 300 meters above the sea. At the monastery’s museum are kept historical sacred relics and manuscripts. Each year at the religious holiday of Virgin Mary, at the 21st of November, a great festival is hosted and traditional foods and sweets are offered.

Saint George Valsamitis Church, at Kato Meria, is built over the ruins of the ancient oracle of Apollo, with a fountain from which holy water used to spurt and during ancient times used to perform hydromancy. At Arkesini, which takes its name from an ancient city of the island, you will find at Kastri location the ruins of the ancient city. You will find wall segments, graves and house ruins. Ruins of a Hellenistic castle are preserved near the Trinity church. The medieval Aqueduct at Kato Lakos is also interesting. Near Katapola you will find the commanding hill of Ancient Minoa. It is one of the three ancient cities of Amorgos with remarkable historical findings that tell of a constant existence of civilization from 10 B.C to 4 A.D.

The paths of Amorgos

For seekers of adventure and for those who love the beauty of nature, the island of Amorgos has developed a network of well-preserved alleys and cobbled roads that unite the villages or lead to beaches, solitary monasteries and archaeological sites. Some routes have a view of the mountainous or lowland beauty of the island, leading to amazing beaches with crystal clear waters where the hikers can rest and cool off by taking a dive. Other routes have the companion of the mountainous nature on one hand and the panoramic view to the sea’s endless blue on the other. With duration of 45 minutes to 5 hours, the hiking routes are an initiation to the Amorgian nature.

Beaches

All shades of blue are blended wonderfully, across the coastline of Amorgos and its fine beaches. Sandy or pebbled, they are equally breathtaking and they celebrate wild beauty in the most spectacular manner. They are unspoiled, offering the ultimate scenery for relaxation and invigoration, surrounded by nature’s masterpieces.
Among the most popular beaches worth visiting in Amorgos, we find: 
  • Aegiali
  • Levroso and Psili Ammos
  • Mikri Vlichada
  • Agios Pavlos and Nikouria island
  • Agia Anna
  • Mouros
  • Ammoudi
  • Kalotaritissa and Gramvousa Island
  • Katapola
  • Maltezi
  • Chalara
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