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5 things to do in Amorgos

Amorgos ● Cyclades ● 28 February 2017

Famous for its picturesque landscape and its astonishing beaches, Amorgos is the perfect place to relax. Unspoiled from mass tourism, Amorgos is an island off-the-beaten path. Discover in this article the things you can do there, and plan your vacations checking our great accommodation and ferry deals as soon as possible because summer is one the way!

1. Monastery of Hozoviotissa

The impressive monastery in the Chora of Amorgos was built in the 11th century, and it is dedicated to Virgin Mary. It is the trademark of the island, and it offers a breathtaking view of the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea from the cliff, on which it is built. Remember that there is a dress code, which requires men to wear trousers and women long skirts. A trekking path from the monastery leads to the beautiful beach of Agia Anna.

Monastery of Hozoviotissa

2. Chora and the Venetian Castle

Amorgos Chora is one of the most impressive towns in Cyclades. Whitewashed houses with colourful windows make the scenery just amazing, but the most wonderful part of Chora is the Venetian Castle on the rock above it. The castle was built in the Medieval Times (in 1290) for the protection of the island, and within its walls a few old and interesting churches are preserved. The castle offers a magnificent view of the sea and the entire village.

3. Gavras Tower and the archaeological collection

Gavras Tower is an important Venetian remnant in Amorgos Chora, close to the Castle. It was built in the 16th century, and today it hosts the archaeological collection of the island. The exhibits are sculptures, statues, ceramics, weaponry and relics from the Archaic Period till the Roman Times. They are findings of the three ancient towns of Amorgos (Aegialis, Minoa and Arkesini).

4. The villages of the island

Amorgos has many small agricultural villages, which can give the visitor the opportunity to know better the rural life and the tradition of the island. The most wonderful are Tholaria, Lagada, Aegialis, Katapola, Arkesini, Kalofana, Kamari and Potamos, which have a picturesque landscape and charming houses.

5. The beaches of the island

The most beaches of Amorgos are not organised and secluded, offering you the chance to relax and feel the quiet aura of the Aegean Sea, swimming in its crystal waters. To this category, belong the beaches of Agia Anna, Agios Pavlos, Mouros, Fokiotrypa, Agioi Saranta and Finikes. These beaches are also nudism-friendly. Partly organised are the beaches of Aegiali, Katapola and Kalotaritissa, where you can find a tavern or a beach bar.

Agios Pavlos Beach Amorgos