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1000 things to experience, discover and love

Amorgos is 120 km2 of beauties and encounters.

Here is a small selection of its riches.


The village

Lagkada is a mountain village overlooking a ravine and the Aegiali valley. Its narrow streets wind between whitewashed houses and chapels. Even in summer, Lagkada retains its tranquility.

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20 minutes from Lagkada, Stroumbos is a small abandoned village which is coming back to life thanks to the passion of its inhabitants. Here, neither electricity nor running water, but houses with crazy charm.

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Once a year, on August 15, the church becomes the gathering point for the inhabitants of the island for a religious service followed by a procession, dances and a common meal. The rest of the year, it offers hikers a haven of beauty and silence.


Agios Ioannis Monastery Theologos
Legend claims that this monastery was built by the captain of a ship saved from shipwreck. Its Byzantine church was built between the 7th and 9th centuries.
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It is one of the most grandiose sites on the island. At 600 m altitude, on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea and beaten by the wind, the small chapel of Stravros is partly carved into the rock.

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The harbor

A dozen brightly colored fishing boats, two trawls, and, in summer, a few sailboats. On its wharf, octopus is beaten and fillets are mended. A little further, a few welcoming taverns, a baker, two grocery stores and a few shops.


Aegiali beach

The largest beach on the island is a long strip of fine sand ideal for families. Several restaurants are installed in the shade of the magnificent tamarisk trees that run along it.

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Levrossos beach

20 minutes from Aegali, accessible by boat or by a coastal path, this sandy beach is magnificent. In summer, several taverns serve local specialties under the tamarisk trees.

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Agia Ioannis Chrysostomos

From Tholaria, a track leads to an all-white chapel whose terrace offers a magnificent view over the bay of Aegiali.



The plain of Aegiali hosts certain essential functions of the island (petrol station, materials...) but also, when one moves away from the sea, magnificent olive groves and some charming chapels.



A pretty all-white village surmounted by the azure blue dome of its church. Taverns, traditional cafes and many hiking departures.

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Micri Vlykada Beach

From Tholaria, a path of about a kilometer leads to a generally deserted creek with turquoise waters. Be careful not to get lost on the way back.

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Clinging to the mountain and overlooking the bay of Aegiali, Potamos (the river in Greek) is  a steep village a little away from the world. 

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Dominated by windmills and a 13th century Venetian castro, Chora is a picture postcard with its steep streets, whitewashed houses, picturesque squares and dozens of chapels. 

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Archaeological Museum

Housed in a 16th century Venetian building, this small museum reveals the very rich archaeological past of Amorgos, which was the greatest artistic center of the Cycladic civilization .

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It is a pretty long square, which descends from the Venetian castro towards a magnificent double-naved church. In the shade of the eucalyptus, two café terraces and on the pew of the church a few elders take advantage of the sun while waving their komboloïs .


The Venetian Castro

On going redaction.


Chozoviotissa Monastery

Grandiose, spectacular, unheard of... Clinging to the cliff, overlooking the Aegean Sea, the monastery of Agia Panaghia Chozoviotissa is the oldest Byzantine monastery in Greece. Founded in 1017 and rebuilt in 1088, it houses an icon of the Virgin from the Holy Land which would have escaped the iconoclasts .

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Aghia Anna beach

The chapel of Aghia Anna gave its name to a small beach with crystal clear waters overlooked by the southern cliffs of Amorgos and the monastery of Chozoviotissa. It is a marvelous place to bathe, even to dive, in the "big blue".


The monastery of Aghios Giorgos Valsamitis

A dependency of the monastery of Chozoviotissa, this small Byzantine monastery was built on the site of an ancient temple. In the church, a rock niche shelters 'the water which speaks', a reputed spring where the Amorgians received oracles.

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The little harbor

The northern part of Katapola Cove is home to a small fishing port. The white streets of the village of Xilokeratidi descend to its quays. An ideal place for a drink and lunch with your feet in the water.


The ferry dock

The ferries, small or large, dock in the southern part of the cove. It is the liveliest center of Katapola with its sailor's shop, old cafeterias and fish taverns.


The Elder Minoa

Atop a mountain overlooking the bay of Katapola are the remains of the former summer residence of Minos, the legendary Cretan king. 

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The botanical garden

A beautiful place where a few volunteers cultivate plants from the island and offer interesting concerts of Greek music in season. You can also have a drink there in the shade.

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Maltezi beach
You can access this beautiful beach by a
coastal path that starts from Xylokeratidi, the northern district of Katapola, runs along the bay of Katapola. Not very, the Aghios Panteleimon church whose blue dome is reflected in the crystal clear waters of the bay.


Levkes Beach
On going redaction.



On going redaction.


The village of Vroutsi

A small white village in the process of being reborn overlooked by a mill.


The village of Arkesini

On going redaction.


The pavement
This is the wreck of the Big Blue.
You will discover it from the road on your right when you arrive at the southern end of the island. A path leads there.


Mouros beach
One of our favorite beaches.
After a swim in its crystal clear waters, have a drink or dine in the restaurant located next to the car park, Le Mouros, whose view is spectacular.


Ammoudi beach

A track descends from Arkesini towards this beautiful beach.


Kalokaritissa beach

At the southern end of the island, a cove with shallow, crystalline waters.


Kato beach Kambos

At the end of a dirt road, a small beach at the bottom of a very protected cove. Note the presence of a pretty chapel and submerged ancient remains.

Amorgos, the island of hikers

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