Amorgos, GREECE

Amorgos


Amorgos is the easternmost island of the Cyclades, famous for its stunning unique landscape and its unspoiled nature.

The island is characterized by wild high mountains that fall steeply into the sea and its amazing sandy, pebble and rocky beaches.

Amorgos has been inhabited since the prehistoric era and features many important archeological sites and monuments, such as the acropolis of the ancient city of Arkesini. The famous Cycladic ‘Dokathismata style’ figurines, dated from 2400–2100 BC, were originally found here.

Chora, the capital of Amorgos, is a medieval mountain town built at 400m of altitude around an impressive 13th century Venetian castle. The town offers amazing panoramic views over the sea and a lovely scenery with picturesque narrow alleys, whitewashed houses, charming squares and many beautiful churches.

Northeast of Chora, the monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, situated on the cliff side, just above the breathtaking pebbly beach of Agia Anna, became famous after Luc Besson’s film The Big Blue.

Amorgos is well known for its many unspoiled beaches, such as Nikouria, Thripiti, Agios Pavlos and Tholaria.

The island is an ideal destination for those who seek beautiful landscapes and activities close to nature, hiking, swimming and scuba diving.

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