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A few words about Amorgos Island

The most easterly of the Cyclades, Amorgos has been one of the least touristy of the large Aegean islands. This is rapidly changing as its reputation grows, for Amorgos should be on the itinerary of any Cycladic island hopper. It is rugged, mountainous, often battered by choppy seas, and at first sight more intimidating than many other islands. But once ashore, it turns out to be very friendly and charmingly unspoilt. The Amorgos experience is dominated by the island's hilly terrain. Once consequence of this is that the road system has been very poor, the two main settlements at each end of the island only recently being connected by a good road and regular bus. As a result, ferries call at both centers (tickets agents also use port names in lieu of Amorgos on timetables), and even the islanders tend to think of their end as separate from the other half. Katapola, the principal port, lies on the more populous western half of Amorgos. Tucked into a suitably scenic bay on the north coast, it is rapidly acquiring all the trappings of a mini resort (including a patisserie) besides offering the best facilities on offer on the island. This isn't saying a great deal as shopping as elsewhere in Amorgos is rather limited. However, you will find tavernas and a road running the extent of the bay, along with various establishments providing rooms. The port beach is more for show than lying on, and a regular taxi boat chugs across the bay to a much better beach behind the eastern headland. Fanning out behind to the island's capital at Chora. Frequent buses run between the Chora and port. Chora is a superb example of a Cycladic white-cubic town. Still geared to local island life, it has yet to acquire the bespoiling retinue of boutiques and tourist shops found elsewhere. The ruined buildings on the outskirts of the town and a skyline crowned with derelict windmills add greatly to the unspoilt character of the place. This is enhanced further by delightful small tree-filled squares and melting ice-cream-style churches that in turn generate a cosmopolitan touch via the odd artist sketching in dreamland. The main street winds up the floor of the shallow valley in which the town lies, arriving at the windy top of the southern cliffs of the island. Here there is a viewing point and the top of the staircase that winds down to both the main tourist attraction on Amorgos: the monastery of Chozoviotissa and the road to the island's most popular beach, Agia Anna, a tiny pebble affair known for nudism. To the north looms Monastery of Profitis Ilias which, even in summer, is usually accompanied by a playful cloud chasing its tail around the upper slopes. This intimidating spectacle sets the tone for the island hinterland that is little frequented by tourists thanks to the paucity of bus services. Egiali, the island's second port, is smaller but, thanks to a better beach and a hilly skyline topped with several villages, is more picturesque than Katapola. Set in a wide sandy bay with an absurdly long quay, it is overlooked by two hill villages. In past years backpackers have predominated, but it is cultivating a more up-market image. However, it remains very quiet and is a destination more likely to appeal to seasoned island hoppers, but then this sense of friendly solitude is the reason people come here.

About our website

In our website you can find all the types of accommodation like : self catering studios, apartments and villas but also hotel rooms in the best hotels of the island. You can either book your room online through our secure servers at the best rates and without any booking fees or check the listed properties and see their websites. Through our pages you can also book your ferry tickets from any port to Amorgos and back, rent your car, find a detailed map of the island, see beautiful pictures taken from all over Amorgos or even see the live webcam. In case you need help to make your booking don't hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you. Enjoy your holidays in Amorgos!

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