Amorgos is the very easternmost island of the Cyclades. It is actually a proud piece of land in the middle of the sea, surrounded by crystal blue waters. Amorgos is a unique, authentic place that fascinates visitors by unfolding its eternal secrets. It has breathtaking mountains, wonderful beaches, well- preserved paths, picturesque villages, local tastes, colorful festivals and a history dating back centuries ago; all of these make up these special elements guaranteeing an unforgettable trip in place and time.
The unique color of the sea surrounding the im- pressive beaches invites visitors to dive in and discover this parallel world of the seabed. Sandy beaches, ideal for families or canoeing, or rocky coasts, where the wild landscape will satisfy even the most demanding swimmers. Freestyle diving in a number of selected sites on the is- land can only justify its fame of the fascinating Big Blue, as it was glorified in the film Big Blue by Luc Besson.
Sightseeing in Nature
The hiking paths in Amorgos are a unique mix- ture of nature and culture, and living proof of its long history. These paths are well preserved, and they are still being used by animals and people, in fact being a great way for anyone to experience the beauty of the island and feel the beat. Hikers can cross sites of extraordinary beauty, from the wild mountain slopes with a spectacular view to the Aegean Sea, to the beau- tiful terrain of the fields, discovering agricultur- al monuments, unique plants and a way of life following the flow of the seasons.
Tastes of Amorgos
Discoverthetastysecretsoftheisland,wherelocal production and local taste transform into unique recipes. Do not miss “patatato”, the basic element of all local festivals and pasteli or xerotigana (fried dough strips) offered in celebrations. Fresh and tasty local products are a point of reference for the local people and their pride, ready to impress you by transmitting an authentic part of the island.
A place where tradition is still alive
Amorgos remains an island where tradition dat- ing centuries ago still defines everyday life and the passage of time. The change of seasons, the pace of nature and centuries- long adjustment of Man to this pace still determine the works and habits of the local people. As you stroll around, you will see farmers at work using tra-ditional methods, taste bread baked in a tradi- tional wood- fired oven, listen to stories from older storytellers and experience traditional café lifestyle. You can also share a unique ex- perience with the local people at the local fes- tivals, try the dishes, dance and feel a sense of belonging to the island.
Traces of the Past
From the emblematic old monastery of Hozoviotis- sa to the ancient Towers and the humble agricultur- al monuments, hiking in Amorgos is going to unveil thousands of years of history. The archaeological sites of the island will familiarize you with the local monuments and the archaeological collection of Chora: the monastery dependencies, the churches, the chapels, all Byzantine heritage; local tradition, arts and production at the folk art museum; the ag- ricultural monuments in the countryside, the foun- tains and the primitive walls (htia) are witnesses of the constant, tireless human effort.
You can travel back in time, color and history through the picturesque alleys of Amorgos villages. Bright and freshly- painted windows, old doors, white- washed walls, traditional Cycladic houses, several bell towers, chapels, windmills, squares, yards, flow-ers, aromas. Amorgos villages maintain their Aegean Sea character; strolling around them is fascinating. Try the authentic local food in restaurants, cafes and bars, buy unique local products and artistic objects or just wander around the meandering alleys.
Amorgos all year round
Spring and Autumn
You can visit Amorgos during the most beautiful seasons of the year.
Experience the impressive colors of nature in the Spring in Amorgos as well as agricultural works in Autumn, revealing a rich, au- thentic, open-hearted world. Let’s celebrate Easter together, the customs and traditions of the Carni- val, vine harvest and olive picking. Let yourselves go with the beautiful colors, the aromas and the tastes of the Aegean Sea and create unforgettabLe.
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