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Amorgos

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Amorgos is a remarkably unspoiled island at the south-eastern edge of the Cyclades group, where traditional customs are still inextricably interwoven into a landscape as rich in beauty as in its history.

It is one of the most impressive Cycladic islands, boasting marvelous beaches with azure waters, gorgeous caves, and ideal spots for diving, scenic bays and ancient footpaths leading through its steep rocky terrain.

The dramatic mountain scenery provides a fine backdrop to some excellent walking. Meadows and areas for cultivation can be found in the area of Aegiali in the north, in Katapola at the center, and at Arkesini the southern part of the island.

There are two ports in the island: Katapola and Aegiali, where ferries, catamaran and hydrofoils call, connect Amorgos with other islands and the main land. Inhabited since the Protocycladic Era, as indicated by archaeological finds brought to light in the area, Amorgos has a long cultural history and tradition.


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Katapola Harbor

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Port

Katapola is the main harbor of Amorgos. It provides good shelter from the meltemi (the Etesians) (the Etesians).

Sun Odyssey 409 Economy

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  • Berths 8
  • Built 2011
  • Length 40.00 ft

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Aegiali or Ayias Annas is the second harbor in Amorgos. It is located near the North end of the island.

Vilakarda Bay

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Anchorage

A fantastic deserted narrow fiord in NE Amorgos, about 3.5 nM East of Aegiali.

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Akrotiri Bay

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Anchorage

A bay mid-way between Kolofana and Katapola. A small island, Petalidha, lies at its entrance.

Salina 48 Economy

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  • Berths 12
  • Built 2008
  • Length 48.00 ft

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Kalotiri Bay

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Anchorage

This is a rather pleasant anchorage, just 3 nM West of Aegiali, protected from the meltemi by Nikouria Island. There are strong gusts.

Hozoviotissa Monastery

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Monastery


The Hozoviotissa Monastery is an 11th century building, known as Virgin Mary. It is believed that its icon arrived on a boat from Palestine.

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Choreutis cafenion (Dancer in Greek) is located in Tholaria village. It is operated more than 50 years and as the current owner (past owner`s son) says, his father was not only kafetzis (coffee maker), but a shoemaker, a butcher and a barber.

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Kallisto Cafe

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Cafe

Kallistro is located in the Chora of Amorgos. It serves a wide range of coffees accompanied with delicious sweets, including homemade ice cream and local sweets.

It is the oldest cafe in Amorgos, operated continuously since 1950. It is located in the main road of Katapola, in front of the harbor.

Agios Pavlos is one of the most beautiful spots on Amorgos Island. The shingle spit is a natural design phenomenon.

Maltezi Beach at Nera

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Beach

Beach Maltezi is situated northwest to Katapola port. It is a sandy beach and by all standards the most picturesque on Amorgos Island.

Psili Ammos is located at about 2km from Aegiali, right after Levrossos beach. It boasts a beautiful sandy coast with transparent and clean waters protected from the winds by the steep surrounding cliffs that are also verdant.

It is 20 km far from Chora. After passing the crossroad to the beach of Kalotiratissa, 2 Km past the village of Kalofana, the road ends at the Ayia Paraskevi church.

Nikouria Beach

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Beach

The uninhabited Island of Nikouria (4,5 km long) is located straight in front of the „carribean finger“ of Agios Pavlos beach. It is easy to access by a permanent boat shuttle service, starting at 11:00am and closing at around 7:00pm, straight in front of the tavern of Agios Pavlos beach.

Mouros Beach at Kamari

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Beach

Beach Mouros is located at about 15 km south from Amorgos Chora and can be reached through Arkesini village, by an asphalt road for 2 km up to the parking space and then 10’ walk through a path, that leads to the beach. The coast is beautiful with pebbles and unique turquoise waters, spread along with imposing rocks, while it is totally not organized, apart from a small tavern just above the beach.

Mikri Vlychada beach is found northwest from Tholaria village, on the northern part of Amorgos, and can be accessed in about 30’ walking by the rocky path mostly used by local fishermen. The beach is in fact a small bay with sand and pebbles, totally unorganized, at the mouth of a gorge.

Just like with Mikri Vlychada beach, Megali Vlychada can be accessed through a path from Tholaria village at about 1 hour walk. The beach is very big, covered with fine golden sand and boasts clean waters, offering one of the best swimming options on the island, away from busy and crowded spots.

Agia Anna Beach

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Beach

Agia Anna Beach is the nearest beach to both Katapola and Hora, and is where The Big Blue was filmed. The beach is actually a series of small pebbly coves strung out along the rocky shoreline, which can get really busy in summer.

Levressos is a beautiful beach located 1km from the cove of Aegiali, on the northern side of Amorgos. This is a sandy beach with crystalline water and mostly known as the favorite spot of nudists.

Beach Kato Kampos is located on the south of Amorgos, very near Kalophana village. It consists of a small, scenic bay with sand and pebbles and clean, shallow waters.

Sandy beach on the left side of the harbor of Katapola you can go by boat or by boat from the port Katapola. The beach is not organized.

Katapola Beach

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Beach

Katapola beach is situated nearby harbour. The harbour at Katapola is one of the finest natural harbours in the Aegean Sea and the Cycladic region.

Agioi Saranta is located very near Katapola, going leftwards. The beach is sandy with clean and cool waters but also deep so swimming here requires extra caution.

Kalotaritissa Beach

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Beach

Kalotaritissa is a sandy bay, protected by winds, found on the southernmost spot of Amorgos. A sandy beach with transparent, clean waters, Kalotaritissa is a favourite spot for fishermen too so the scenery is completed by the typical, colourful Greek caiques (small fishing boats).

Gramvoussa Beach

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Beach

Behind the bay of Kalotiratissa we find the small isle of Gramvoussa where there is a nice beach with sand, cobbles and crystal clear water. This beach can be reached from the port of Katapola or from the beach of Kalotiratissa using the “beach-taxi” service.

Foinikes is a remote beach in a walking distance from the port of Katapola. Totally secluded and surrounded by wild cliffs, Foinikes has clean water and no tourist facilities at all.

Ammoudi or Kambi Beach

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Beach

Beach Ammoudi is in walking distance from Amorgos Chora and Agia Anna beach and it boasts fine, dark grey pebbles. Ammoudi beach is a favorite spot for nudists as it is pretty secluded as it is often windy and the sea is pretty rough.

Aegiali is one of the most picturesque beaches on Amorgos and the road that leads to it offers breathtaking views tinted with intense color contrasts. The coast is covered by thin, almost white, sand that blends magically with the deep blue waters and the green color of the surrounding vegetation.

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Amorgos Diving

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