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Amorgos Island, Greece - the ideal holiday spot for absolute relaxation and calm

Amorgos: one of the most dramatic and impressive Greek Islands and a popular holiday destination for those who want a different, alternative style of vacation, in a relaxing and soothing setting.

Amorgos Greece is packed with breathtaking sandy and rocky beaches that are located beneath imposing cliffs or lush hillside. Its natural landscape makes it the ideal vacation spot for nature lovers, who can explore verdant mountain terrain and small rocky coves. The more traditional travellers can spend their leisure time strolling through picturesque villages and visiting exquisite archaeological and historical sights which are in abundance on Amorgos Greece.

Many holiday-makers come to the island to enjoy its calming aura and to wind down at the Amorgos yoga center.

Nightlife in Amorgos Greece is varied. You can find exciting clubs and bars, as well as quiet cafes by the sea. For your dining pleasure, there are restaurants and tavernas throughout Amorgos that serve scrumptious local delicacies. A great number of travellers are repeat visitors of Amorgos Greece, as tourist infrastructure on the island is excellent. Hotel accommodation on Amorgos ranges from hotel rooms and pensions to apartments and studios. You can choose the Amorgos hotel that best suits your needs, be it in a charming hillside village like Lagada or in wonderful seaside settlements such as Aegiali or Katapola.

Amorgos Hotels, Greece

While planning your holiday in Amorgos Greece, you will be able to select the accommodation of your choice from a very wide variety of Amorgos hotels, apartments, studios and rooms for rent. The island is packed with lodging that satisfy all types of visitors, such as family hotel apartments and studios, rooms and pensions for couples and special accommodation that cater to those who prefer alternative holidays on Amorgos Island Greece.

Visitors have the choice of Amorgos apartments, studios, rooms and pensions by the sea or upon the lush mountainside in quaint villages. You can stay at hotels in Katapola, the main port of Amorgos, where visitors are provided with a number of wonderful entertainment venues, in Aegiali, the cosmopolitan seaside resort, located on a beautiful bay or in the hillside village of Lagada, which offers a splendid view of Aegiali Bay and is surrounded by exquisite natural settings.

For more information about hotel accommodation in Amorgos, Greece such as Amorgos rooms, discount hotels, apartments, pensions and studios in Aegiali, Katapola and Lagada, click here.

Amorgos Beaches, Greece

Many visitors select Amorgos Greece as their vacation destination, because of its numerous lovely beaches and clear waters. Some beaches are sandy, while others have smooth rocks or small pebbles.

On the northwestern coast, In the Aegiali area, along the charming bay, are the beaches of Chochlakas, Levrossos, Psili Ammos and Fokiotrypa. Levrossos Beach is a popular nudist beach. Travelling southwards on the western side of the island, you will come across the sandy beach of Agios Pavlos, which is a wonderful fishing spot, and Maltezi Beach, a stretch of sand located close to Katapola. Further south are the beautiful sandy Amorgos beaches of Finikies and Agii Saranta.

Situated along the southwestern coast is the small sandy and pebbly beach of Kato Kambos Bay and the quaint sandy beach of Paradissia. At the southern tip of Amorgos you will find Kalotaritissa Bay and its long, sandy beach, which is sheltered from strong winds and waves.

On the eastern side of Amorgos, we suggest swimming at the popular, pebbly beach of Mouros, which has two caves you can explore, the famous Agia Anna Beach, chosen for the film "Big Blue" due to its crystal-clear waters and its perfect setting, beneath the Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa. On the northeastern coast is the flat, rocky beach of Chalara, which is an hour's walk from the settlement of Potamos, Amorgos.

Amorgos Nightlife - Amorgos Restaurants - Amorgos Events, Greece

Most nightlife venues on Amorgos Island Greece are located in Katapola, the main port, or in Aegiali, the beautiful bay area in northwestern Amorgos. Quaint tavernas, restaurants, cafes, bars and some clubs can be found on the island. Amorgos Greece is especially well-known for its cuisine, which you can sample at Amorgos restaurants, tavernas and ouzeries. Some of the most popular dishes are patatato (goat meat & potatoes), xidato (goat meat soup with entrails), fava (split pea dip), pasteli (sesame seed bars with honey) and rakomelo (traditional alcoholic drink with honey & cinnamon).

Many traditional events take place on Amorgos Greece, an ideal entertainment for those who want to experience local customs. In the week after Easter, the icon of the Virgin Mary is carried about Amorgos Town and the island's villages. July 26 marks the date when the Festival of Agia Paraskevi takes place on Paradissia Beach. On August 15, you can take part in the Festival of Panagia Epanochorianis in Lagada. On November 21, the grand Festival is held at the Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa.

Amorgos Sights & Attractions

Like other Cyclades Islands, Amorgos has a priceless archaeological and historical legacy. In Chora, the capital of Amorgos Island Greece, visitors can visit several wonderful sights. The jewel of Amorgos Island is the Byzantine Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa, which is a masterpiece of ecclesiastical architecture, built into a Cliffside. The icon of the Virgin Mary, located in the Monastery, is believed to be the work of Luke the Evangelist. The 13 th century Castle, located on the highest point in Chora is another impressive sight, with its walls and the Church of Agios Georgios.

The Archaeological Collection of Amorgos is housed in the Gavras Tower, a superb 16 th century Venetian building. Visitors also have the opportunity to see the Medieval Cistern, the ruins of the Hellenistic Towers and several lovely churches. In the seaside settlement of Aegiali, on the northwestern side of Amorgos Island, we recommend visiting the ruins of the Roman Baths and taking a stroll through the very picturesque village off Potamos, Amorgos Greece.

It is also worth visiting the churches of Agia Triada and Agios Ioannis in Lagada and the Church of Panagia Katapoliani in Katapola. Don't miss paying a visit to Ancient Minoa in Katapola, the ruins of Ancient Markiani and the Post-Classic Tower and the Ancient Town Ruins in Arkesini, Amorgos Greece.

Amorgos Yoga & Meditation - Amorgos Alternative Holidays, Greece

Amorgos Greece is a popular holiday destination for those who seek total relaxation and wish to connect with nature and its soothing aura. In Amorgos Greece, you will find a marvelous yoga center where meditation sessions are offered and cater to the rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul of its guests. In addition, a number of herbs grown on Amorgos, have amazing therapeutic properties.

The stunning natural environment of Amorgos Greece, make it a favourite spot for nature lovers, who climb in the lush hillside, stroll along beautiful, sandy beaches during sunup and swim in crystal-clear waters beneath the warm Aegean sun. Amorgos walking tours along the narrow roads and paths are a popular pastime for both the locals and the visitors of the island, as well.

Amorgos Weather - Amorgos Climate, Greece

Amorgos Greece is well-known for its excellent climate, which remains fairly mild throughout the year. Like other Cycladic Islands, Amorgos has warm and dry summers, and comfortable winters, making it a splendid holiday destination all year round. The temperature of the sea gets cold only in the deep of winter.

From January to March, temperatures in Amorgos range from 12C - 16C. The months of April and May warm up, as temperatures range from 17C to 25C. As summer comes round, the island warms up, due to its rocky surface and temperatures in June, July, August and September, range from the mid 20s to mid 30s. October, November and December are quite warm for the season, as temperatures range from 12C to the mid 20s.

The Meltemi wind, which blows from the north, makes its appearance in July and August, so visitors may prefer to swim at beaches which are sheltered from the wind. Fortunately, Amorgos has many bays and coves that offer protection from the wind.

Ferries to Amorgos Greece

You can travel to Amorgos Greece by ferry boat that departs from Pireaus Port in Athens. Ferry boats to Amorgos are frequent, particularly during the summer months, when tourism is at its peak.

Ferries to Amorgos Port in Katapola also depart from other Cyclades Islands and the Dodecanese Islands. Ferry Boat fares for Amorgos Island depend on the time of year you choose to travel, so book as much in advance as possible to pay lower fares. The trip from Piraeus Port to Amorgos Port (Katapola) lasts between 7 to 11 hours, depending on the number of stops the ferry makes at other islands.

For further information about ferries to Amorgos Island Greece and other Amorgos travel services, click here to be directed to our Amorgos Travel Agencies' page.
 
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