Amorgos Greece Map & Amorgos Travel Information, Hotels, Sightseeing, Museums, Ferries to Amorgos Greece
| GENERAL AMORGOS GREECE TRAVEL INFORMATION:
Amorgos Greece is the easternmost island of the Cyclades cluster, which is a group of islands located in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It is situated at close proximity to Naxos Island.
The morphology of this typical Cycladic island is of two types. On the eastern part of the island there are ragged coasts, while on the western part of the island there are small peninsulas and sandy bays.
The island of Amorgos used to be a major center of the Cycladic civilization so the island is gifted with significant archaeological sites. Amorgos also retains its traditional characteristics, reflected in every single charming settlement around the island. During the summer months, Amorgos Greece is a popular resort for couples and families, ideal for quiet and peaceful vacations.
Amorgos Island Greece Area / Population / Capital:
The island of Amorgos occupies an area of 121 sq km, it has 1,700 inhabitants and its capital is Amorgos Town or Chora.
Attractions & Sightseeing in Amorgos Greece
Sightseeing in Amorgos Greece:
Amorgos Greece is a sightseeing lover's paradise, boasting a plethora of wonderful attractions. When you visit Amorgos we recommend seeing:
- The "Kato Lakos" Cistern, the Tower of "Gavras", the Post-Byzantine churches, the windmills, the ruins of the Hellenisitc Tower, the ruins of the Venetian Castle, the first high school in Greece, and the Byzantine Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa in Amorgos Town
- The Acropolis, the Church of Analipsi, the villages surrounding Aegiali and the churches of Agia Triada, Agii Anargiri and Agios Ioannis in Aegiali
- The ruins of the Ancient Arkesini and the ruins of the Hellenistic Tower in Arkesini village
- The Church of Panagia Katapoliani and the ruins of Ancient Minoa in Katapola
Sports / Recreation in Amorgos Greece
If you have a boat, you can visit many secluded beaches as well as all the surrounding Cycladic islands. You can dock your boat in Katapola or Aegiali Bay.
Entertainment in Amorgos Greece
On Amorgos Island, Greece you will find several traditional taverns, restaurants and cafes, as well as bars and clubs, especially in Aegiali.
Local Events in Amorgos Greece:
- The important festival of Panagia Chozoviotissa on November 21 and the Festival of Christ on August 6 in Amorgos Town
- The festival of Agii Anargiri on July 1, the Festival of Panagia Panohoriani on August 15, and the Festival of Stavros on September 14 in Aegiali
- The Festival of Agia Paraskevi on July 26 in Arkesini
Local Products in Amorgos Greece:
Amorgos Greece is most famous for its honey, cheeses and the famous drink "rakomelo".
Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Amorgos Greece
Amorgos Town or Chora, Amorgos Greece
The town of Amorgos is a traditional settlement that is really enchanting. The castle, situated on the top of the rock, the imposing churches, the white-washed houses, the two squares and the stone paved alleys create a splendid setting, ideal for moments of tranquillity. In Amorgos Town there are several cafΓ©s and tavernas serving local delicacies.
Aegiali, Amorgos Greece
Aegiali is the second port of the island of Amorgos and it is a much frequented holiday destination. The settlement consists of three beautiful villages, Lagada, Tholaria and Potamos. From Aegiali you can visit several amazing beaches, such as the full-service Aegiali Beach.
Katapola, Amorgos Greece
Katapola is the central port of the island of Amorgos Greece. Katapola is comprised of three settlements: Katapola, Rahidi and Xilokeratidi. The traditional Cycladic houses among the verdant setting are simply charming. Katapola offer a wide variety of dining and entertainment venues. At the settlement you can bathe at the Katapola Beach or in one of the nearby beaches, such as Agios Panteleimonas, Agii Saranta, Kato Krotiri, etc.
Arkesini, Amorgos Greece
Arkesini is one of the most attractive villages of the island of Amorgos. It is located at the southern part of the island and is packed with traditional houses, narrow alleys and olive trees. At close proximity you will find beaches such as Kalotaritissa and Kato Kambos, ideal for families due to their shallow waters.
Transportation in Amorgos Greece
By Ferry Boat:
From Piraeus Port, ferry boats depart for Aegiali Port and Katapola Port. Departures are very frequent in the summer and less frequent in the winter. The voyage to Amorgos Greece lasts 8 hours and 35 minutes to Katapola Port and 30 minutes longer to Aegiali Port. Amorgos is also connected with the other Cyclades islands and the Dodecanese Islands.
Amorgos Greece Sea Travel Information:
- Piraeus Port: +30 210 422-6000 to 3
- Amorgos Port in Katapola: +30 22850 71259