is positioned at the southeastern edge of the Cyclades and is almost in the Dodecanese group of islands. Amorgos Island is long and narrow in shape, with steep mountainous terrain, and at its highest point is over 820 meters. The coastline from the northern to the southern end of the island is scattered with beaches of sand, pebbles, and rocks. On the western coast of Amorgos Island are two natural harbours, the port of Katapola, next to the capital Amorgos Chora and further north Agiali which is the islands 2nd port (smaller than Katapola) are the busy towns, harbour life, bars, tavernas. Katapola located in the south.
It’s a wind-swept landscape which is both scenic and dramatic. There are some challenging walks here. Peace and quiet, low key nightlife. It takes less than 2 minutes for the magnificent drone video to present Amorgos. Don’t miss it.
Amorgos Island – Cyclades Greece – Drone video by Evaggelos Tzoumanekas. Published on 6 Sep 2017
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Amorgos the big blue
Amorgos is for many of the visitors the island in the Aegean sea, where Luc Besson created the cinematic success “The Big Blue”. In the small bay of Liveros, the Olympia shipwreck is found. Olympia has driven ashore in 1979, without any human loss. The shipwreck was used in the famous film “The Big Blue“ The well-known cult-movie and freediving drama, directed by Luc Besson, was partly produced on Amorgos Island in 1988. Production places were Chora, Agia Ana beach and Kalotaritissa bay.
The most important and famous monument on the island is the spectacular Byzantine Monastery of Panayia Hozoviotissa (constructed in 1088) built into the side of a cliff 300 meters above sea level.
The highest mountain on the island, Krikelos (821m; 2,684ft) is at the north end of the island. The footpath of Pan (Lagkada, Agios Ioannis, Stavros, Krikelos) is a 6.5 km. the two-hour route which goes past the Byzantine Monastery of Ioannis Theologos and Stavros Chapel and up to the highest point of the island, Mount Krikelos. Although it is considered to be a difficult path, the superb sea views make it well worthwhile.
For walks on Amorgos, A fairly new book Amorgos – A Walker’s & Visitor’s Guide by Paul and Henrietta Delahunt-Rimmer looks very interesting.
Amorgos boasts scenic bays, underwater caves ideal for diving and golden beaches, most of which are secluded (only a few are organised). You can reach them on foot or by boat.
Ayia Anna beach, where the film “Big Blue” was shot, you will find two bays, one of which is home to the small church of Ayia Anna. The beach is pebbly, with rocks and caves, crystal clear waters and is ideal for snorkeling! When you are swimming, enjoy the stunning view of the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviótissa carved into the steepest rock of Mt. Profitis Elias!
Mouros Beach with its rocky landscape and secluded caves is superb! Take a moment to admire the breathtaking view from the top of the footpath that leads down to the beach!
Ayios Pavlos is a small peninsula with pebbles. Take one of the boats departing from here to reach the small island of Nikouria, which boasts two fine beaches.
Eyiali beach is a long sandy beach with many beach bars and tavernas. At one end of the beach, there is a path leading to the secluded beach of Levrossos.
Kalotaritissa bay lies in the southernmost part of the island. It is a sandy, organised beach with beautiful blue water and a beach bar.
Take a boat out to the stunning beach of Gramvoussa and bask on a white sandy beach with turquoise waters! In Aegialis you find the longest beach on Amorgos and many smaller quiet coves.
Like to dive check this one Amorgos Diving Center located Aegiali
Best time to visit Amorgos
The beautiful old Chora of Amorgos situated on the hillside above the port of Katapola has narrow streets, some shops, and many bars and restaurants and could be very busy in the high season, July and August. Book your accommodation and ferry tickets in good time before you visit Amorgos in the high season (July – August) and select your accommodation. Middle May, June, September and early October are great times to visit Amorgos. Good climate, excellent for walking and exploring the island.
Arrive at Amorgos By Sea
Ferry connection from-to Amorgos is with Pireus (Athens) and Crete. Other Cyclades islands with a ferry connection to Amorgos is direct or indirect via Naxos,
Syros, Paros, Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Donoussa, in high season there is also a connection with Mykonos. Island hoppers Allow plenty of time for your return flight and always plan and arrange an easily accessible final return port of call. Play safe is the name of the game, allow a minimum of at least one clear day to spare or more. Ferries can be cancelled due to very strong winds.
Book your ferry and availability to Amorgos,
Amorgos has no airport. The nearest island with an airport is Naxos with connections from-to Athens airport. International flights and charter flights use Santorini and Mykonos airports between April and October.