Amorgos is the eastest and 7th in size of Cyclades islands. It is the connection with Dodecanese as it is very close to Astipalea. Its extension reaches 121 sq. km and the length of its shores 112 km. Amorgos’ ground is rocky and hilly. The rough beauty of the mountains and the green valleys give the island a unique beauty. Its beaches are the most clean in Aegean Sea. The natural beauty along with Aegean blue southening the hot sand, create a dreamy scenery away from routine. The island has two natural ports. One of them is in Katapoles gulf and the other in Aegiali. Due to the fact that it is across Ion towns (Efessos, Alikarnassos, Militos) made it the first station of Ion tribes that went to Cyclades islands. The remains of three ancient towns, Arsenis, Aegialis and Minoan show the island’s history. Like all Cyclades islands suffered a lot from Enetous, Turkish and pirates. Despite all these the island managed to keep its identity and culture. That is something you can see in the architecture of Chora (town), villages and in the way that people live. Friendly and cordial, they welcome you in their island and do their best to make your holidays unforgettable. Amorgos has natural beauties, historic-archaeological interest, religious monuments, options for pleasure and walking routes. That is why it attracts thousands of visitors every year. Still not convinced? Visit Amorgos and enjoy your holidays.
Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Amorgos island
The monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa is the most important historic monument of Amorgos and one of the greatest in Greece. It is located in the south part of the island literally built inside the rocks, in a 300m height from the sea level and can only be seen from the sea. It is highly impressive and makes people wonder how they managed to build it in such an abrupt and gnarled position during the byzantine times.
Aegiali is the second port in Amorgos in the north part of the island and has big tourist development. You can approach the port by ferry from Piraeus and the other Cyclades islands or by car from Katapola and Chora.
Chora, the medieval capital of the island is built in a 300m height around the Enetic’s castle rock. It is 5km far from Katapola, the island’s port and impresses every visitor with its graphic and well-saved architecture.
Lagada is one of the three small villages of Aegiali worth to visit and see the important natural and religious sites. The village is built in a plain among the rocky mountain banks. It combines a hilly scenery with close distance to the sea.