Amorgos is a special Cycladic island that has maintained its traditional character while it has also been developed as regards tourism. In Amorgos, you will find the well-known beach of Aigiali, the beach of Agia Anna, the beach of Kato Kambos, the Psili Ammo and several other beaches and capes not yet discovered by tourists, more secluded. The deep blue sea of Amorgos will impress you and apart from swimming, you can also fish with the locals and go spear-fishing. Although the island has an excellent tourist infrastructure, it is quiet and offers relaxing holidays to its visitors. There are several fish taverns and the nights in the few bars in Amorgos are calm and tranquil. During your holidays, you can explore the highlands of the island, the full of flowers plant life, visit the Panagia Chozoviotissa monastery and see the countless archaeological treasures and the relics of past centuries, evident everywhere around the island. Amorgos has paths for hiking, canyons, churches, an old Venetian castle, a museum and beautiful villages. Moreover, in Chora, which is built high on a rock, you will meet benign Amorgians, traditional little houses, scenic little roads, taverns, cafes and souvenir and folk art stores. If you too want to spend unforgettable holidays in Amorgos, all you have to do is book your ferry tickets now.
The Amorgos Port
You can easily take a ferry from Piraeus, Rafina and the surrounding islands to Amorgos. You can also book your ferry tickets online via aktoploika.gr which will make your journey even more comfortable and carefree. It takes about 9 hours for a conventional ferry to reach Amorgos from Piraeus and only 4 hours if you choose a speedboat. The journey from Rafina to Amorgos is over 10 hours. Amorgos has two ports, the Egiali port and the central Katapola port, 5km from Hora. Katapola and Egiali are touristic areas, with beautiful beaches, taverns and bars.
Connection With Other Islands
Amorgos has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Rafina, Aigiali (Amorgos), Donoussa, Astypalaia, Iraklia, Ios, Koufonisia, Kos, Leros, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Schinoussa, Tinos, Folegandros.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Amorgos via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan to travel during July and August, it's best if you have booked several days or weeks earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-trip/return ferry tickets come with a considerable discount.
The transportation in Amorgos is regular, especially in the summer when bus itineraries connect the port with Hora and several of the island's beaches. You can always rent a vehicle for easier transportation and in order to visit the whole island. You can rent a car, a motorbike or even a bicycle to explore Amorgos the way you want.
Daily routine and vacation in Amorgos is too casual, so transportation couldn't be an exception. The island's main spots (Hora, Egiali, Katapola, Agios Pavlos, Agia Anna, Monastiri) are connected to each other with daily routes, that start at about 10:00-10:30 and stop at 18:00-18:30 in the afternoon, almost one per hour. Tickets cost between 1 and 4 euros, depending on the route. Those, who love nature and are more adventurous, can rent a bicycle, or rent a small boat from Hora and Egiali, that will take you to the most isolated and desert beaches.
The 'majestic mountain!'
In the middle of 'vast blue', Amorgos, is the easternmost island of the Cyclades and has a great cultural history and tradition to demonstrate. In antiquity were notable the tunics of AMORGOS, who were distinguished for the delicacy of their weaving but also for their intense red color. The thread, was originated from amorgi, a plant that you can easily find on the island.
Specifically, it is a mountainous island, quite large in extent, and able to reward every taste. The settlements, Potamos and Katapola, stand out for their beauty. Kríkellon, is the highest peak (821m.) of the mountain range that runs through the entire island. Here, you'll find wonderful paths and stunning monasteries built on rocks. The monastery of Hozoviotissa stands out. The ... famous beaches with crystal blue waters, will enchant you, while the seabed with its striking clarity attracts divers from all over the world! The terrain of the island, is one of the most impressive of the island cluster. The most striking elements are the steep shores, but also the rocky soil, in which is developed special flora and fauna, with many endemic plants.
On the steep slopes, one can meet stunning wildflowers, such as the anemones, the orchids, but also herbs, such as sage , thyme, but also the most scarce and known for its healing properties, stathouri or elichrysson the amorgian.
The 7 mapped and signposted paths, give the opportunity to the walker to discover great cultural treasures. We note that until about 25 years ago, these paths were the basic mean of communication between the various areas of the island. Through these routes, the visitor has the possibility to discover the rare flora and fauna of the island, but also to admire the excellent views of the Aegean Sea. Ancient citadels, monuments of protocycladic era and mediocycladic era accompany the visitor and the traveller, on the beautiful island of the Cyclades.
- You must have definitely heard of it, as it was the basic scenery of the "Deep Blue" movie, many locals or friends will propose to go there, but it's surely one of the places everyone must visit: Agia Anna beach with its small caves and the deep blue water will make you want to stay there forever.
- Join one of the small boats starting from Katapola and visit the island's secret mystical beaches.
- Walk through the signed paths to the mainland. Amorgos island offers countless courses in the wild nature and an excellent view on the Aegean Sea.
- The island's most famous meals are "patatato" (grilled baby goat with potatoes) and vegetables pies with herbs.
- Amorgos island is the only place you'll find "psimeni raki" (fired raki drink). You'll definitely fall in love with its taste and you'll buy some bottles on your way back.
If you decide to drive a car or ride a scooter, be careful. You'll meet many baby-goats on the road, walking free. You'll meet many hitchhikers as well.
Many paths lead to steep hills or rocky coasts. If you're not experienced in such terrains or there are kids and elders with you, ask the locals and choose more accessible courses. Don't forget to ask about their length. Some of them seem to be very short, but it takes much longer to cross them due to the many turns they have. Make sure to wear only sneakers.
In some beaches the sea becomes sharply deeper, while there are many rocks in small depth.
Happy Holidays in Amorgos!!!