Amorgos is definitely one of the most picturesque islands of the Cyclades, known for its religious tradition. At the most peaceful spots of the island, one can see some beautiful churches and monasteries dating from 17th to 19th century.
The 11th century Byzantine Monastery of Hozoviotissa is considered the symbol of Amorgos located a couple of kilometers outside Chora. The monastery is literally hanging from the imposing cliffs at an altitude of 300 meters above the sea. It is one of the most important religious monuments in Greece and gives an amazing view of the endless blue sea.
Apart from the monastery, Amorgos counts on many churches which are dedicated to Panagia (Virgin Mary). Among them is Panagia Kastriani and Panagia Katapoliani, two old churches located in Chora. On a fabulous location overlooking the sea stands also the small chapel of Agios Georgios Valsamitis and close to the village Kolofana is found the blue domed church Agia Paraskevi. In the middle of the square lies the church of Agioi Pantes.
This impressive Monastery was built in the 11th century and it is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is the trademark of Amorgos island. Built entirely on the slopes of a rock, this monastery gives an amazing view to the sea. A trekking path leads to the nice beach of Agia Anna.
Church of Agia Anna
The small chapel of Agia Anna is built on a rock by the sea. It is located in Agia Anna beach and distinguishes for its pure traditional style.
On the way from Chora to Kamari, there is a small church dedicated to Agios Georgios Valsamitis. This church was built in the 18th century and it is a dependency of Hozoviotissa Monastery. The location gives a nice view of the sea.
Monastery of Theologos
About 1-hour hike from Lagada, the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos charms visitors with the sense of isolation and the beautiful natural surroundings. Dating from the 7th century AD, this is the oldest monastery on the island.