Amorgos travel guide

Unspoiled Amorgos will fascinate you from day one. Cleanse yourself from stress, anxiety and the daily routine on an island where you will always find something interesting and enjoyable to do. Untouched by mass tourism, get in the rhythm and experience moments of relaxation and carefreeness.

The big blue

Big blue and Panagia Hozoviotissa

These two are the trademark of Amorgos. Hotels in Amorgos

The panoramic view of the Aegean sea from Panagia Hozoviotissa and Agia Anna beach, starred in the french movie "The Big Blue" of Luc Besson in 1988 and introduced the island to the international audiences.

The visit is a must do both to get to know the monastery and to admire the unique view to the sea. It's definitely a place where the blue you'll see will literally fill your eyes.

Don't miss to visit and swim to the beach of Agia Anna, with the homonymous church which also starred in the film, and is one of the most photographed places on the island.

Katapola in Amorgos

Chora and the picturesque villages of Amorgos

If you love the white cycladic villages, with beautiful alleys with bougainvilleas and small churches, you'll find plenty in Amorgos.

Chora is a pleasant surprise hidden on the mountains, Katapola is the harbour village and Aegiali is located in a beautiful sandy bay.

Tholaria and Langada stand out for the whitewashed alleys, the cubic houses and the magnificent view to the sea.

In Kato Meria Vroutsis and Arkesini are small rural villages.

The beaches of Amorgos

Pleasant and peaceful beaches

Crowded and noisy beaches don't fit in Amorgos. Swim in secluded coves and relax as never before.

Agia Anna is undoubtedly the most well known while Agios Pavlos is the most distinctive beach. Swim also at Aegiali, Levrossos, Nikouria, small Nikouria, Maltezi, Mouros and Gramvousa.

See all the beaches of Amorgos or navigate on Google map and find the one that suits you.

Nightlife in Chora

After the sunset, Chora fills with lights and life and gets even more charming and friendly.

Stroll through lighted alleys and small squares and discover special tasty suggestions.

Try patatato, fava and favokeftedes

Don't miss to try the local flavors of the island.

Taste patatato, which is goat meat in the pot with potatoes, fava and favokeftedes are appetizers made with local ingredients, xinomyzithra is a creamy-textured cheese used in the salads instead of feta and tirakia eaten with meze.

Apart from the traditional dishes, you can taste anything made with local ingredients.

Day trips and island hopping with Express Skopelitis

One of the great advantages of Amorgos is that Katapola is the home port of the Small Cyclades Lines which runs routes to the surrounding islands. With Express Skopelitis plan your day trips to Donoussa, Koufonissi, Schinoussa and Iraklia, and your transition to Naxos, Ios and Santorini.

Vacation ideas


1. What can I do in Amorgos?

Visit the villages, Panagia Hozoviotissa monastery, swim to the beaches, walk to the trails and eat local food.

2. What are the villages of Amorgos?

Chora, Katapola, Aegiali, Tholaria and Langada.

3. What are the harbours of Amorgos?

Katapola (main harbour) and Aegiali.

4. How can I get to Amorgos?

With Blue Star Ferries from Piraeus port or by plane through Naxos airport. Read more.

5. Can I go on day trips?

With Express Skopelitis you can go on day trips to Donoussa, Koufonissi, Schinoussa and Iraklia from Katapola harbour. Read more.

6. Can I go to Santorini?

With Express Skopelitis, every Sunday.

7. Can I go to Ios?

With Express Skopelitis, every Sunday.

8. Can I go to Naxos?

Daily with Express Skopelitis and on Sundays with Blue Star Ferries.