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Big Blue: the biggest diving event in Amorgos

Amorgos ● Cyclades ● 08 September 2017
 

Amorgos is the island that made the whole world dream of diving into the "Big Blue" of Aegean Sea. Wild beauty, turquoise waters, a wonderful Chora, magnificent sunsets and relaxing, unpretentious leisureliness. Chora, built on the top of the hill around the Venetian Castle, white, picturesque, labyrinthine was a dreamy summer film set for the famous movie. Most sights of Amorgos are located around Chora, such as the Castle, the Archaeological Museum, the Gavras Tower and the Church of St. George Valsamitis with its holy water.

In addition to Chora, worth visiting is also Katapola, the most beautiful natural harbour in Cyclades. Stunning is also Aegiali, the island's second harbour, which has a nice sandy beach, as well as the shipwreck at Kato Meria. Arkesini is the settlement by the ancient town with the same name that will impress the lovers of Cycladic history, and the scenic and mystical Tholaria as well as the mountainous village of Lagada are definitely worth a walk.


The film "Big Blue" was filmed at the beach of Agia Anna, from where you can admire the landmark of Amorgos, the Monastery of Hozoviotissa wedged into the steep cliffs. Other lovely beaches are the beaches of Mouros, Maltezi and Levrosos.

The Big Blue returns in Amorgos through a big event of free-diving. All in one breath, the world's leading free divers will dive in the interesting seabed of Amorgos. The Authentic Big Blue 2017, which takes place from 18th to 24th September, is the first international free-diving race with the biggest names in free-diving. The competitions will take place at the beach of Agia Anna, under the historic monastery. This spot means a lot to free divers since there were filmed the last shots of the movie. Take a deep breath and don't miss this amazing event!

Amorgos is the best island to start the fascinating sport of scuba diving. We recommend you to live this once in a lifetime experience being totally prepared: the best travel insurance in Greece gives you the possibility to do a wide range of activities, including diving, having top cover with great flexibility, low budget and high reliability.

Parallel to the Authentic Big Blue, will run Amorgos Gastronomy Week, presenting and promoting the local products and the culinary culture of the island. As part of the event, top celebrities from the world of gastronomy will participate in the Gastronomy Conference in Aegiali, which will focus on the character and the future of the Cycladic cuisine, especially of Amorgos. The event also includes a two-day wine festival at the harbour of Katapola with many participating wineries from all over Greece as well as the re-enactment of the great feast that takes place very year on July 26th, the name day of St. Paraskevi. Enjoy! 


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