Amorgos island Cyclades Greece

Amorgos - The Monastery of Hozoviotissa

Amorgos – The Monastery of Hozoviotissa

AMORGOS ISLAND Cyclades Greece is an island of ancient civilization which is located in the middle of the Aegean sea in the eastern Cyclades. Here you will find ancient culture, outdoor recreation and hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere. Amorgos the island of the Big Blue has inspired a lot of artists all around the world with its pure and dramatic nature, the transparent blue water and the picturesque villages where people still keep alive the old traditions.

WALKS – The breathtaking scenery are full of beautiful walks, flowers and herbs. You can for instance visit Theologos an early Byzantine church about 1 ½ hour walk from Langada which is built on the site of an ancient temple in beautiful surroundings or the ancient Vigla in Tholaria.

SIGHTS – It’s worthwhile to visit the famous Monastery of Hozoviotissa near Chora, they have now reopened the museum which is very interesting and nicely made. Also the Archaeological Museum in Chora is worth a visit. The museum contains some interesting pieces excavated on the island including remnants of the Minoan civilisation which existed here more than 4000 years ago.

AEGIALI the nearest port from our accommodations with the three picturesque hillside villages; Langada, Tholaria and Potamos. It’s a charming bay area with a sandy beach and a variety of restaurants, shops and bars.

 

BEACHES – The nearest beach is the sandy beach in Aegiali port which stretches along the bay and if you walk 20 minutes from there you reach the beach of Levrossos. You can also walk further on to 2 smaller beaches Psiliamos or Xoklakas. It is also possible to go by the small transfer boat from Aegiali port to the beaches of Levrossos and Psiliamos.
On other parts of Amorgos we can recommend a visit to Agia Anna beach below the Monastery of Hozoviotissa with its deep blue clear water where scenes from the movie “Big Blue” have been filmed. Also Mouros is worth a visit, an amazing pebble beach with crystal clear water and you can discover the underwater caves at the far end of the beach by swimming.

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