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How to get from Athens to Amorgos

Amorgos ● Cyclades ● 02 February 2018

Are you in search of the cheapest way to Amorgos? If you have just booked the accommodation in Amorgos, the only thing left before having totally organised your summer holidays in Greece is to decide how you want to get to the island. There are several ways to go to Amorgos from Athens, but in this article you will read about the best of all. Travelling to Amorgos was never easier, more convenient and more affordable!

Monastery of Hozoviotissa

By boat of ferry from Piraeus

All boats and ferries to Amorgos depart from Piraeus, the largest port of Athens that is located 15 km (about half an hour by train or taxi) from Athens centre and 50 km from Athens airport. Because all boats to the Greek islands and especially to Amorgos depart early in the morning, be sure you have plenty of time in order to catch the boat and avoid the traffic jam.

The boat from Piraeus to Amorgos needs about 7 hours, but it is the safest option if you suffer from nausea or you want to be sure that no cancellation due to the strong winds of Cyclades will ruin your vacation. Cancellations can occur quite often due to the meltemi in the Aegean Sea during July and August, but large boats usually are not affected by that.

The journey by ferry is on the other hand faster (3 hours) and more comfortable than the boat, offering you the possibility to arrive early in the noon on Amorgos and have the whole day to enjoy this beautiful island.

By Skopelitis from Naxos

Another option, which is considered to be cult because the past years it was the only way to go to Amorgos, is the legendary boat with the name Skopelitis. Skopelitis connects Naxos with the Small Cyclades and Amorgos making the route everyday even during the winter.

You can go to Naxos by boat or ferry, but then you have to wait for a few hours on the island before Skopelitis arrives. This is a nice solution if you want to relax, eat something in Naxos, wander around its wonderful harbour and then begin your trip to Amorgos, which lasts less than 2 hours.

Greek Island Pass

However, if you want to reach to Amorgos conveniently, without having to worry about the expensive ferry prices and the case of overbooking, Greek Island Pass is the best and cheapest way to get to Amorgos. You buy the Greek Island Pass paying only the price of one route, but you can make several routes to many Greek islands. Thus, you have the possibility of Greek Island Hopping from Amorgos to other famous islands, such as Mykonos, Paros, Ios, Naxos, Santorini and Crete. Plus, -and that is a great asset of this pass- you can do the routes anytime you want. Forget the strict schedules, the stress to catch the ferry and the necessity for early booking, even many months ago. With Greek island Pass, you have the flexibility everyone wants during the summer holidays.

Thus, you combine your journey to Amorgos with the most fascinating experience you can live in Greece, Greek Island Hopping. You don't have to wait for hours Skopelitis in Naxos or see from the boat so many adorable islands on your way without being able to visit them. Stop everywhere you like in the Cyclades, spend some days or even hours there, and then take the next ferry and reach your final destination. It is that simple! Plus, any cancellation of the ferry schedule due to the strong winds will not affect you because you can take the next ferry. With Greek Island Pass, you can embark or disembark to every ferry you want anytime you want!