Amorgos, the endless blue of the Aegean
At the southeastern spot of the Cyclades, Amorgos stands haughtily, with its wild beauty, energy and clear blue waters. Known not only for its diversity and wonderful landscapes but also for its charm since it was the ultimate summer setting in Luc Besson's film "Infinite Blue".
Katapola and Aegiali, the two ports of the island, are full of life in summer, while the town of Amorgos, invisible from the sea, will steal your heart with its white alleys, the simple Cycladic architecture of the houses and the wide smiles of the locals.
Discover the wonderful paths that cover the whole island and let your steps follow the magic of nature overlooking the Aegean.
The imposing Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa is an attraction that requires courage to approach because you have to climb 300 steps. The number seems large, but this is not the biggest challenge you’ll have to face as the monastery is wedged between steep cliffs. Another way to see it from a distance is to visit the beach of Agia Anna and swim in its blue waters.
Enjoy the Amorgian cuisine
The traditional cuisine of Amorgos is famous for the emblematic dishes, the traditional local recipes and the unique products of the island. Try xerotigana (fried pies, stuffed with celery and fennel), oil cheese, patatato (goat with baked potatoes), Amorgian kavourma and do not forget to drink baked raki, the authentic drink of Amorgos made with the addition of herbs and honey.
Best time to visit Amorgos
Summer is the right time to visit Amorgos and enjoy its natural beauty and beaches, however September is an ideal month to enjoy hiking, sea and holidays.
How to use transportation in Amorgos
Port transfer options
There is no airport in Amorgos so the only way to access the island is by boat.
- A) from the port of Piraeus - travel time 6-9 hours
- B) from the port of Mykonos - travel time 2 hours (access to Mykonos can be done by airplane)
- C) from the port of Naxos - travel time 2 - 5.5 hours (access to Naxos can be done by airplane)
- D) from the port of Santorini - travel time 1 - 5 hours (access to Santorini can be done by airplane)
To discover the island, it’s better to have your own car, but even if you don’t, there are local buses. There is also the option of a taxi, which can take you anywhere you want on the island.