Amorgos
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Asfondilitis, an almost deserted hamlet that will plunge you into the Greece of yesteryear.
This almost deserted hamlet, lost in the mountain above Agios Pavlos, will plunge you into ancient Greece. A forgotten place, which you will not find in any guide. The small road that goes up is asphalted and there is a tiny tavern, do not hesitate!
Chora, capital of Amorgos, hidden in the heights
As in many Cyclades islands, the capital of Amorgos is located in the hinterland, out of sight of the pirates who once infested the Aegean Sea. With its winding alleys, its old Venetian kastro and its alignment of windmills, Chora will delight those who love traditional Cycladic villages.
Chozoviotissa, the famous monastery hanging on the cliff
The Monastery of Chozoviotissa, literally inlaid in a vertiginous cliff, faces the immensity of the Big Blue. This unlikely building is the most famous attraction of Amorgos and the steep climb as such is an unforgettable experience, offering amazing views. Just don't go when tour buses pour out groups of visitors!
Katapola, the main port of Amorgos, at the bottom of a picturesque bay
One of the two ports of Amorgos (the second, Aighiali, is north of the island), at the bottom of a bay sheltered from the north wind. There are actually 3 small villages, Katapola (the port, on the south shore), Rachidhi (at the bottom of the bay) and Xylokeratidhi (on the north shore).
Minoa, ruins of a prehistoric city that was probably the summer residence of the Cretan king Minos
Above Katapola, in a wild landscape, lies the archaeological site of Minoa, ruins of a prehistoric city that was probably the summer residence of the Cretan king Minos. There is of course not much left of it but the place is absolutely fascinating!
Mouros, a pebble beach in a spectacular rocky setting
One of the most extraordinary beaches of Amorgos, in a spectacular rocky setting. Pebbles, crystal clear water, an unforgettable landscape. Paved access road with parking and tavern, and then you walk down a dizzying path. Worth the effort!
Panagitsa, a little church partially built with fragments of ancient ruins
Following the south shore of Katapola Bay, you will arrive at a very picturesque little church, partially built with fragments of ancient ruins. This is one of the most romantic places in Amorgos, you definitely have to go for a walk!
Rachidi, the second village around Katapola Bay
One of the three villages around Katapola Bay, slightly set back from the shore. A long sloping street, a beautiful church, a few streets lined with pretty houses tastefully decorated. Nothing really extraordinary but the place is full of charm.
Tholaria, traditional village with picturesque alleys, majestic church and amazing landscapes
Perched high in the mountain above Aighiali Bay, this traditional village is still quite authentic. Picturesque alleys, a majestic church, cozy little cafes and, all around, extraordinary landscapes. You definitely have to discover it!
Xylokeratidi, the third village around Katapola Bay
The third village of Katapola Bay, facing the harbor. Cafes, taverns, a pier busy with fishermen, an atmosphere of dolce vita. Lovely! Very few opportunities to park, go preferably on foot, the villages of the bay are not very far from each other.
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