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 is a wonderful island in the southern side of Cyclades, famous for its picturesque architecture and the intense spiritual vibes. This is an ideal place for hiking and naturism.
Here is our travel guide about 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 to Amorgos.
Things to see and do
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 holidays in this gorgeous Greek island. Due to its location, Amorgos can be easily combined with vacations to other Greek islands, such as Naxos and Ios.
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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 in Amorgos. 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.
Highlights in 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 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.
The traditional village of Tholaria is located on the northern side of Amorgos. Its location gives great view to the wild landscape of the island and the Aegean Sea.
The lovely beach of Agia Anna is accessed through a narrow hike from the Monastery of Hozoviotissa. It has amazing waters and pebbled coast.
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 Amorgos, on the way to Aegialis.
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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