The most important attractions in Amorgos

Interesting places and sights of Amorgos, elongated in shape and with mountain relief located in the eastern end of the Cyclades, near the Dodecanese. In some places, the coastline is steep and rocky, while elsewhere it flows smoothly and forms a quiet shady bay.

Ruins can be found anywhere on the island, as many important finds have been discovered here (some of which are part of the exhibits at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens). Proof that the island of Amorgos was inhabited since ancient times and was a place for the development of Cycladic civilization.

In the past, three emerging and independent cities have stood out distinctly: Minoa, Archessini and Aigali. In the city of Catapoa, the current main port of the island, is the catapolian church (built on Temple of Apollo), where remains of Minoa were found.

The capital of the island, Hora or Amorgos, a typical Cycladic settlement, was built around a Venetian castle, rising high up the hill. The typical Cycladic architectural style is revealed in the face of double or so-called. "Twin" churches. The architectural museum, which is housed in Venice's Gavra (XVI century) castle, exhibits finds from all over the island and is a landmark that is worth visiting.

To the northeast of Hora, at the foundations of a steep cliff, is the impressive Byzantine monastery "Hozoviotisa", one of the monuments of this kind. Bookmark and Share

Attractions in Amorgos photogallery

Amorgos 1
Amorgos 2
Amorgos 3
Amorgos 4
Amorgos 5
Amorgos 6
Amorgos 7
Amorgos 8
Amorgos 9
Amorgos 10

Natural attractions in Amorgos

Founded in 1088. By the Byzantine Emperor Alexis Komninos, the monastery is 180 m tall and shelters rare religious finds. The second largest port on Amorgos Island, Aegali, is a beautiful village known for its beautiful beaches. A characteristic feature of the village is that it is divided into 4 districts - Tolaria, Potamos, Ormos and Langada. If you love walks, 2 hours north of Langa, after passing the impressive route, you will reach the highest point on the island - Mount Krikelos and you will witness a breathtaking view.

To the south is Archesini with white, whitewashed houses, erected to the ruins of an ancient city of the same name. Amorgos Island has a limited number of hotels and rooms to rent.

The swimmers will be fascinated by the beautiful beaches and the visitors will continue to be attracted by the unique beauty of the island.

- Panagia Hovoviotis Monastery, the largest landmark of the island. Carved in a vertical rock above the sea, this monastery dates back to the 11th century. Located near Hawa and the road its entrance includes climbing on steep stairs.
- The remains of a Venetian fortress on the top of a huge rock in Hora. There is not much left of the fortress, but there is a beautiful view from the place.
- The villages of Hora, Langada and Tolaria.
- The ship, which is half-sunk in a bay in the southern part of the island (accessible on foot or by sea).

"The ancient Minoan settlement on a hill near Catapola
- Muros, a picturesque rocky beach surrounded by rocks and sea caves. Just across the beach in the summer there is a tavern in front of which you can park.

A short, steep path follows the beach.

- Agia Anna beach, not because of the movie, but because of the blue color of the sea in the area. In the summer, day cruise boats around Amorogos are organized and they are a great way to see all the beaches and to explore the uninhabited islands of Nikuria and Gramvousa.

eXTReMe Tracker