Amorgos Architecture

Amorgos architecture
About the architecture of Amorgos, Greece

The architecture of Amorgos is known for its rich diversity due to the numerous invasions that the island suffered throughout the ages. Chora is the only village that has kept its original Medieval character from the early Christian times whereas the entire island is a charming mixture of Byzantine, Venetian, Neoclassical and typical Cycladic architecture, characterized by its little round-roofed white houses with blue windows and doors. Churches, monasteries like the famous Panagia Hozoviotissa, traditional windmills and historical buildings like the Secondary School of Chora create a captivating setting and atmosphere that attracts thousands of people every year.

A remarkable example of Byzantine architecture is certainly the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, known as the jewel of Amorgos and among the most beautiful monasteries in the Greek islands. Its splendid structural design, sitting at the side of a cliff offers a fascinating view to the Aegean sea and peaceful moments. Well-preserved remnants from the medieval times can still be seen in the villages of Amorgos island but the most important is definitely the Venetian Castle in Chora. The old and traditional architecture of this island is strictly guarded through the years and remains diachronic.

Visitors will find many hotels that have been created in respect of the traditional Cycladic architecture.

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Amorgos Island Sept 2016. Looking east towards Aegiali.
Amorgos Island Sept 2016. Precipitous path to Stavros church on feast day with priest & donkey carrying supplies.
Amorgos Island. Church of Agios Mamas with Nikouria Islet. Taken from highest point on a walk from Chora to Aegiali. Sept 2016
Katapola bay Amorgos, Sept 2016 taken through bus window.
Katapola bay Amorgos, Sept 2016, taken through window of bus.
Agios Panteleimom Church