Amorgos Tourism

Amorgos is not among the top holiday destinations in Greece; on the contrary, it is a remote island that has preserved its traditional architecture and old-fashioned way of life. Nevertheless, most of those who visit it can't help but return to it! A favorite island for lovers of alternative tourism, nature and tranquillity, Amorgos offers moments of relaxation and unique experiences to the tourists who choose it for their vacations.

The island is blessed with an astonishing landscape and gorgeous scenery. The island is famous for its trails that allow visitors to explore the natural beauty and the sights via hiking. One of the most-walked trekking routes is the one that connects Katapola with the ancient Minoan Site.

Of high interest are the traditional settlements of Amorgos that captivate every visitor. The most quaint is Chora, the capital of the island, which is built at a height of about 350 meters in the heart of the island. The houses have been built and decorated according to the typical Cycladic architecture and numerous narrow alleys exist among them. Also impressive is the Venetian Castle which has been standing there since the 13th century and is a great spot to admire the sunset. In addition, windmills are located amphitheatrically around the village, contributing to its picturesqueness.
Katapola and Aegiali are the two other most known villages, also hosting the two ports of the island as well as accommodations, eating and drinking establishments and shops.

Regarding sightseeing, the landmark of Amorgos is no other than the impressive Monastery of Hozoviotissa. Built in the 11th century by Byzantine Emperor Alexios Komninos on the edge of a cliff, the monastery is considered the island's gem. During your visit, you will probably be served a shot of psimeni raki, the local traditional alcoholic spirit. Other famous points of interest on the island include the shipwreck of Olympia, the Archaeological Collection of Amorgos in Chora and the church of Agia Anna.

As for the beaches, Mouros, Agios Pavlos and Levrossos beaches are among the most popular ones. From Agios Pavlos, boats can take visitors to the neighboring islet of Nikouria, which also comprises a beautiful place to swim.

There is no tourist office on the island of Amorgos, therefore all tourism information can be obtained from the travel agencies at the port. 

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