В самой восточной части Кикладского архипелага расположилсяGreek island Amorgos. Majestic mountain passes hanging over the sea cliffs, clear deep sea, gorgeous beaches and sandy hidden from the views of the bay – this is the landscape of Amorgos.
Here, the person who is looking for a secluded vacation, wants to avoid the bustle of tourist places and at the same time wants to touch the traditional way of Greek life.
In 1988, Luc Besson chose this island for filming his famous film “Blue Deep” with Rosanna Arquette, Jean Reno and Jean-Marc Barr in the lead roles.
You can get to Amorgos by ferry from the port of Piraeus (Athens), from which is 138 nautical miles to the island.
The capital of the island is Chora (Amorgos).
Sights of Amorgos
Going to the island of Amorgos, by all means take a comfortable shoes: on the island you will be offered walking excursions from 4 to 14 kilometers, during which you will get acquainted with a rich history island, come down to our time.
Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa – Visiting Amorgos card. Built in 1088 by order of the emperor Alexia I Komnino, a monastery as if embedded into a vertical rock at an altitude of 180 meters above sea level and is not visible from the shore. In the walls the monastery operates the Museum of Church Art, which collected rich collection of ancient artifacts.
While traveling around the island you can visit the ruins some ancient cities: Arsenis, Minoa and Aegialis who testify that Amorgos once flourished Minoan civilization.
City of Chora, built in traditional style Cyclades: snow-white houses, narrow streets and numerous churches charm everyone who decides to spend their time on the distinctive Amorgos. And in one of the local taverns you will be offered delicious Greek cuisine.
Beaches of Amorgos
Do you want to spend a family holiday in one of the Greek islands, but prefer a quiet, far from the noise of civilizations, rest? Then on Amorgos you will find what you are looking for.
The long, sandy beach of Aegala will please both adults and children. And numerous taverns, located along the coast, will not allow to remain hungry.
For lovers of sunbathing without clothes, the island will give an excellent the opportunity to enjoy the rays of the southern sun. Amorgos has many secluded coves where you can sunbathe, Do not hesitate to prying eyes.
We also recommend visiting the pebble beach of Agia. Anna, where some shots of the film “Blue abyss. “Not far from this beach is the church of Agia Anna, in the honor of which the beach is named.
Those who enjoy deep-sea diving will find on island diving centers at the disposal of which is everything you need to practice diving.
At the moment, the island is not well developed hotel infrastructure. However, in Amorgos you can book a room. in a cozy hotel or rent a room.
And because the number of tourists is growing every year, visiting the island, increasing the number of offers and options related to living on Amorgos.
Map. Amorgos Island (Greece)
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