AMORGOS TRAVEL GUIDE

Find out everything about your holidays in Amorgos on our travel guide! Discover the best things to do in Amorgos, fantastic beaches, top hotels, and restaurants, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!

Located near Naxos and Ios, on the southern side of the Cyclades archipelago, Amorgos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands and only accessible by ferry. So, it’s not a surprise that it was the setting location of the famous 1988 movie “The big blue”, starring Jean Reno! Are you ready to let Amorgos seduce you?

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Amorgos Greece is located in the Aegean sea and belongs to the Cyclades islands group. Despite being a quiet island, Amorgos island became popular thanks to Luc Besson’s movie “The big blue”, which was filmed there!
Boasting a mindblowing natural landscape, minimal Cycladic architecture, mysterious caves, and fabulous beaches, Amorgos island is one of the hidden gems of the Cyclades islands. Untouched by mass tourism, Amorgos Greece is the perfect holidays destination for those who seek privacy and tranquillity, as well for nature lovers! The hiking trails that cross the island are perfect for exploring the nature of Amorgos, while secluded Amorgos beaches are ideal for naturists!

Th "Chora" of Amorgos, the island’s capital, is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cyclades. It is located in the center of the island, insulated by rocky hills and boasts a scenic setting! Wandering in Chora, you’ll come across traditional whitewashed houses with colorful shutters, narrow alleys, embellished with flowers, an imposing Venetian Castle, beautiful churches and little taverns. A stroll around Chora Amorgos is a dream!
When the night comes, head to the island’s traditional taverns to have shots of homemade “psimeni raki ”, a local alcoholic beverage and taste yummy local delicacies, such as “ladotyri” (local cheese), “kserotigana” (fried pies) and “patatato” (goat with potatoes).

The most popular site of the island is Panagia Hozoviotissa, an impressive monastery, perched on a rocky cliff above the sea! This 10th-century cliffside monastery boasts a wonderful traditional architecture, while it has a seductive view of the Aegean sea. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset from!

And what can we say about Amorgos beaches? They are simply gorgeous, with crystal clear waters and glistening sand. The best Amorgos beaches are Aegialis Amorgos, Amorgos Katapola, Agia Anna beach, and Agios Pavlos beach.

One thing is for sure: Amorgos will blow you away!

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HOW TO GET TO AMORGOS?

The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Amorgos from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea, like Santorini, Naxos, Paros and more. The closest airport to Amorgos is on Naxos island and only received flights from Athens. The closest international airport is on Santorini.

HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF AMORGOS

Discover the best things to see & do in Amorgos! From Amorgos sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Amorgos holidays experience! Discover all things to do in Amorgos by category.

  • Stroll around Chora, the capital
    Category: Villages
    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.
  • Dive at Mouros & Sea Caves
    Category: Beaches
    Mouros is one of the most impressive beaches of Amorgos, located under a cliff. Some amazing sea caves can be visited there.
  • Visit the Hozoviotissa Monastery
    Category: Sightseeing
    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.
  • Nikouria islet: Beach exploration
    Category: Beaches
    Nikouria is an islet located in front of Agios Pavlos beach and accessible by boat, offering a couple a beautiful beaches.
  • Dinner at Apospero restaurant
    Category: Restaurants
    Apospero is one of the best restaurants and spots of the island and simply cannot be missed.
  • Visit Tholaria village
    Category: Villages
    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.
  • Explore the Shipwreck
    Category: Sightseeing
    Very close to Kalotaritissa Beach lies the Shipwreck of Amorgos, one of the most melancholic yet beautiful landmarks of the island.
  • Levressos beach
    Category: Beaches
    Levressos is a beautiful beach located 1km from the cove of Aegialis, on the northern side of Amorgos. This is a sandy beach with crystalline water
  • Katapola, the port
    Category: Villages
    It is the main port of Amorgos with traditional blue and white Cycladic houses and is divided in three charming settlements.

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