AMORGOS

The Big Blue Island…

Amorgos is a large island located between Santorini and Mykonos. The island gets quite high and steep at some points and the mountain gives you endless views of its very deep blue waters. You will need a small car or scooter to get around this island. There’s quite a bit of driving to do to really explore all its corners. There are two main ports on the island. Katapola in the south and Aegiali on the north side. We only had a few days here so only had the chance to explore the southern half of this island. So we do recommend to spend a minimum of 5 nights here if you want to see it all.

This island also has a large cat population. Most places in Greece have cats but this island is on another level. So if you’re not a big fan of cats, this island might not be for you because they will be anywhere and everywhere…

Amorgos is also known for the movie 

The Big Blue by Luc Besson

that was shot here back in the ’80s…

The Chora is about a 5-10 min drive from Katapola up the hill. You will get some pretty spectacular views from the top over both sides of the island. The Chora itself is not the prettiest from afar but once inside the village, it’s absolutely lovely. Small narrow cobbled streets with some very old, weathered buildings but so traditional and picturesque and cute. There are many restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops to enjoy and visit and there are many photogenic spots around…

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller…

“Ibn Battuta”

On the east side of the island is a few very lovely beaches. The water is dark dark blue from afar as you look at the ocean but gets very clear and turquoise near the shore. Some of the beaches are a bit tricky to get to and involving some steep stairs to climb but well worth it.

You also have the famous Hozoviotissa Monastery here on this side of Amorgos, which is built on the steep cliffside overlooking the blue sea, a must stop and visit…

Places To Stay

Lovely modern place with a perfect location in Katapola.
This place is up on the hill overlooking Katapola. There are lovely views from here!

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