Amorgos Geography

Amorgos is the easternmost and seventh-largest island of the Cyclades. It has a surface of 121 sq. km, a coastline of 112 km and a population of 2,188 inhabitants. It is served by two ports: Katapola and Aegiali.
Amorgos has a wild landscape and a long history. Its coastline is extremely rocky, with huge cliffs overlooking the sea.

The landscape is rough and mountainous, especially in the northern area of Aegiali, where stands the highest mountain, Krikelos. Valleys, very fertile, extend between the mountain ranges. The largest is at Kolophana (southwest), at Katapola (center) and at Aegialis (north). Smaller ones are in the south and in the north, at Agios Pavlos. The largest bay is situated at Katapola.

The geography of Amorgos is quite fascinating. Amorgos has two main rivers, only flowing after very heavy rains: they are called Varmas (flowing into the Agioi Saranda Bay) and Araklos (ending in Aegialis). Like most of the Cycladic Islands, Amorgos is limited in terms of water supplies and the majority of the households use collective rainwater in cisterns. The vegetation is typical of the Cyclades: poor and bushy. However, many olive trees and small plantations of fruit-bearing trees are found, especially at Aegiali.

Excellent cereals, grapes, and vegetables are cultivated on mountainsides and small plateaus. Amorgos has a temperate Mediterranean climate with strong winds during winter and the famous meltemia (north winds) blowing during summer. The main villages are Chora (330 inhabitants) and Katapola (368 inhabitants) which centralize most administrative and public services. Farmers mainly live in the region of Arkesini.

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