Amorgos is one of the southeastern Cyclades, located among Naxos, the Small Cyclades and Astypalea. The island combines wildlife and a mountainous landscape with the endless blue of the Aegean Sea.

It has two natural ports, the port of Katapola in the center and the port of Aegiali in the north. Chora is the capital of Amorgos. Walking through the quaint cobblestone streets with the snow-white churches and the two-storey houses, just captivates the visitor. The famous “Loza” square and the historical Castle that towered over the rock are very imposing.

The Byzantine monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, dedicated to Holy Mary, is rich in historical relics and stands out for its architecture. It is located 300 meters above sea level and was built by the Emperor Alexios Komnenos in 1088. The building stretches over a length of 40 meters and its width does not exceed 5 meters.

One should not miss a visit to Aegiali. It is a bay with sandy beaches and magnificent natural beauty. On the slopes of the surrounding hills three villages are perched, Lagada, Tholaria and Potamos. Other sites of great interest in the area are the old windmills, Araklos canyon, the historic Church of the Holy Trinity, the Church of Panochoriani and the old village of Stroumpos.

There are beautiful beaches galore. Aghia Anna beach is 3 km away from Chora while Kalotaritissa beach is 23 km away and if you prefer the golden sand and clear waters this beach will impress you. The Aegiali beach has a petal shape where all shades of blue can be found with fine white sand and crystal clear sea. The Paradise Beach is, according to the locals, a small paradise indeed.

Amorgos is also an ideal hiking destination. There are trails that offer visitors a stunning natural landscape view.

Translation:Angeliki Dervou