What to do in Amorgos, Greece? Amorgos is a wonderful island with beautiful and wild beaches, charming villages and a landmark Monastery in an extraordinary landscape, overlooking the sea.
Even if the island is small and not as popular as other islands of the Cyclades, visitors will find plenty of things to do while exploring it: Boat rides to sandy beaches, exploration of some amazing sights, taste some local delicacies in the numerous restaurants and tavernas, coktails with amazing views, scuba diving sessions and more.
Without further due, let’s dive into the amazing, lively summertime on Amorgos!
We are thrilled to guide you through the possibilities you can pick from while visiting Amorgos and to help you organize your to-do list in order to enjoy the island at its fullest.
Chora is the capital of the island of Amorgos and it is considered among the most beautiful villages in the Cyclades. Beautiful whitewashed houses, flowered and paved alleys, nice restaurants, it just cannot be missed.
Hozoviotissa monastery is one of the most photogenic and famous spots in Greece. It was built on a cliff and offers amazing views on the Aegean Sea. The Monastery can be visited and you will be welcomed by the monks.
Mouros is simply the most impressive beach of Amorgos. Located under big cliffs, this pebbled beach offers amazing crystal clear waters and a cozy atmosphere. Beautiful sea caves are located there and can even swim in them.
Discover our selection with the best hotels & accommodation in Amorgos as well as information about the best locations to choose your stay, in the picturesque villages or near some of the most amazing beaches.
Nikouria is an islet in front of Agios Pavlos beach and only accessible by boat from there. The islet offers few beautiful beaches protected from the summer winds and turquoise waters you will never forget.
Apospero is one of those restaurants that can not be missed during a stay in Amorgos. It offers some excellent dishes using only local products. It is located in one of the most photogenic alleys of Chora, the capital of the island.
The Venetian Castle is located in the center of the charming village of Chora. It was built in a prominent position on a rock and offers beautiful views of the surrounding. The access is difficult as there are many high steps.
Katapola is the main port of Amorgos and big chances your ferry arrives here. It is a lovely little village with a calm atmosphere and local life. You will find restaurants and bars. Don’t miss the Xilokeratidi area just in front of the bay.
The shipwreck of Amorgos can be combined with the beach of Kalotaritissa. It is a very impressive place and for this reason was used as a setting of the famous movie “The Big Blue” of Luc Besson in 1988.
The seabed of Amorgos is very rich in ancient shipwrecks and natural reefs. An interesting Amorgos diving spot is, for example, the beach of Agios Pavlos with an underwater cave full of colorful sponges and fishes.
Maltezi is a beautiful sandy beach located in the bay of Katapola. The beach is easily accessible with a little boat from the port of Katapola and can be combined on the same route with other beaches/swimming spots, like Plakes.
Jazzmin is just the place to go for evening cocktails but also for breakfast and coffee in the morning. Jazz and other smooth tunes create a nice, chilled-out atmosphere. There is also a nice terrace with some amazing sunset views.
Amorgos has a long tradition in festivities that take place throughout the year but mostly during summer. The most famous are the Feast Day of Agia Paraskevi with plenty of dances, food and wine and the Psimeni Raki festival.
Tholaria is one of the villages located in the area of Aegialis. It was built at an altitude of 182 meters above sea and offers nice views on the surroundings. There are also some nice typical little restaurants there.
Kallisto is a well-known pastry shop located in Chora, just after the entrance of the village. It is also one of the most photogenic places on Amorgos. You can find there some delicious homemade sweets, ice creams, pies and more.
Aegiali is the most popular and touristy of the villages on the island. It is also the second port. Many restaurants and hotels are located along the beach. Many charming little villages are located around it.
Before cars, donkeys were the primary source of transport and has led to the creation of numerous quaint paths all over the island. They have been well preserved and visitors can enjoy a wonderful hike along these.
This is a cozy restaurant located in the alleys of Aegiali, ideal for brunches, light lunches, and dinners. It offers dishes influenced by Middle Eastern flavors. A great place after spending the day on the beach.