Holidays in Amorgos

    Amorgos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Located near Naxos and Ios, on the southern side of the Cyclades, this island amazes visitors with the natural beauty, the traditional architecture and the fabulous beaches. Its virgin beauty inspired the filmmaker Luc Besson to shoot scenes of the movie The Big Blue in the beach of Agia Anna. The most famous sight of Amorgos island is the impressive Monastery of Hozoviotissa, constructed on the slopes of a rock with breathtaking view to the sea. A walk in Chora and the other villages of Amorgos Greece will be unforgettable, while hikers will also have the possibility to hike many interesting paths.

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    Travel guide to Amorgos, Greece

    Amorgos island holidays guide

    Amorgos Greece is a wonderful island in the southern side of the Cyclades group, famous for its picturesque architecture and the intense spiritual vibes. With traditional Cycladic architecture and secluded beaches, this is a fantastic place for total privacy, often described as a paradise by visitors. This is also an ideal place for hiking and naturism. In fact, many hiking trails cross the island, leading to hilltops and naturist coves. Agia Anna is such a naturist beach, accessible through a path down from the Monastery.

    General information

    Here is our travel guide about holidays in Amorgos with detailed information on local sightseeing, villages, beaches and more. Also have a look on photos, videos, 360 pictures and maps to help you organize your trip.

    Things to see and do

    Amorgos Hozoviotissa

    The island of Amorgos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. It is a quiet island but very famous due to the movie "The Big Blue".

    The most interesting of the villages in Amorgos island is Chora, the capital of the island, which is situated at an altitude of 400 metres above the sea level. This is a charming village with unique atmosphere, whitewashed houses, a Venetian castle on top of a steep rock, lovely churches, a labyrinth of narrow paved alleys and traditional restaurants.

    Amorgos island amazes tourists with the incredible colors of the sea water. Agia Anna and Agios Pavlos are lovely beaches, but you will certainly find many other places to swim around the island. If you like hiking, you should know that some really fabulous beaches can be accessed only on foot.

    Apart from swimming, make sure you pay a visit to the impressive Monastery of Hozoviotissa and try the local rakomelo. This guide of Amorgos island offers all useful information about your trip to this gorgeous Greek island. Due to its location, Amorgos holidays can be easily combined with vacations to other Greek islands, such as Naxos and Ios. Be sure that your Amorgos holidays will be the experience of your lifetime.

    Organize your holidays

    Have a look on the accommodation and island hopping tours that we propose in Amorgos. Also check our booking system for ferry tickets to Amorgos. If you need us to organize your vacations there, feel free to contact us.


    Hotels in Amorgos

    Accommodation in Amorgos has more traditional style, including mostly family studios and apartments instead of large resorts. Chora, the capital of the island, and the two ports, Aegialis and Katapola, concentrate the majority of hotels. These hotels are built in harmony with the surrounding environment and totally matched to the local architecture. Over the last years, some large resorts are built in the region of Aegialis. More secluded places to stay are Agios Pavlos and Tholaria. Have a look on the accommodations that we suggest and organize your holidays in Amorgos.

    Highlights in Amorgos

    The picturesque capital of Amorgos
    Chora is the capital town of Amorgos. Located at a high altitude, it distinguishes for the traditional Cycladic style with narrow paved paths and white houses.
    The impressive Monastery of Hozoviotissa
    The Monastery of Hozoviotissa is impressively constructed on the slopes of a steep cliff with amazing view to the Aegean Sea. Visitors have to climb few steps to go up there.
    Traditional village of Tholaria
    The traditional village of Tholaria is located on the northern side. Its location gives great view to the wild landscape of the island and the Aegean Sea.
    Lovely beach of Agia Anna
    The lovely beach of Agia Anna is accessed through a narrow hike from the Monastery of Hozoviotissa. It has amazing waters and pebbled coast.
    Sandy beach of Agios Pavlos
    The sandy and lovely beach of Agios Pavlos is a great place to enjoy a day at the sea. It is located on the northern side of the island, on the way to Aegialis.
    Enjoy scuba diving in Amorgos
    The crystal water and interesting seabed around Amorgos provides great chances for the development of scuba diving. In fact, scenes from the famous movie "The Big Blue" were shot there.

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