Located in the southern Cyclades, Amorgos became a world-famous island after having been used as a filming location for the 1988 movie "The big blue", starring Jean Reno!
With its magnificent beaches, picturesque villages, fascinating gastronomy, and stunning nature, Amorgos is certainly one of the most beautiful islands on the Aegean!

Check out our travel guide to find out everything you need to know about the island's best things to do, landmarks, exciting tours & activities, beaches, top hotels and restaurants. Our collection of photos will give you a first taste!

Amorgos can only be reached by ferry, from Athens and other island in the Aegean (Santorini, Naxos and more).


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Amorgos is located in the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades island group.

Despite being a quiet island, it became famous thanks to Luc Besson’s "The Big Blue" which was filmed there!

Boasting a mind-blowing natural landscape, minimal Cycladic architecture, mysterious caves, and fabulous beaches, it is one of the hidden gems of the Cyclades!
Untouched by mass tourism, Amorgos is the perfect holiday destination for those who seek privacy and tranquility. Of course, it is ideal for nature lovers, too!
The hiking trails crossing the island are perfect for exploring its nature, while the secluded beaches are ideal for naturists!

Chora, the island’s capital, is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cyclades.
Insulated by rocky hills, it is located in the center of the island, and boasts an extremely scenic setting! Wandering in Chora, you will 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 the town 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 renowned sight on the island is Panagia Hozoviotissa, an impressive monastery, perched on a rocky cliff above the sea!
This 10th-century cliffside monastery has impressive traditional architecture and offers a seductive view of the Aegean Sea, making it the perfect spot to watch the sunset from!

And what can we say about the beaches? They are simply gorgeous, with crystal clear waters and glistening sand.
The most charming beaches are Mouros, Nikouria, Agios Pavlos, Agia Anna, Maltezi and more.

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

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Accommodation in Amorgos comes with an authentic Cycladic aura, in facilities that have a traditional style. You will mostly discover budget or luxury hotel rooms, as well as apartments and studios.
The majority of them are located in Aegialis and Katapola, offering amazing views of the sea and the surroundings!

Some of the most popular hotels are:
Aliori Art Caves  • Aegialis Hotel  • Plori Studios


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. From there, you can take the ferry.
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Discover the highlights of Amorgos! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience! Discover all things to do 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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