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Introduction

Amorgos is one of the most remote, yet most beautiful, of all Greece's islands and remains one of the least-known and visited of the Cyclades, only approaching 'busy' during the short high season. 

Long and narrow, with mountains reaching 821m, Amorgos is a laid-back natural paradise (600 species of flora have been catalogued to date, and it is a haven for birds) offering stunning views, excellent walking and a traditional way of life now lost on many of the more developed islands. The seas around the island are crystal clear. The island was the setting for Luc Besson's film The Big Blue.

The capital, inevitably called Chora, is about halfway up the island above the south coast. It is one of the most attractive Cycladic towns, whitewashed with chapels and Venetian fortifications to explore and a fair number of decent cafés and characteristic tavernas. It is a short walk from here, via a cobbled donkey path, to the monastery of Hozoviotissa which dates from 1088; Amorgos' most famous attraction and still with a handful of resident (and welcoming) monks. The location is stunning - built into the cliff high above the sea.

Our holidays are based at the island's picturesque second port of Aegialis - the first is Katapola to the west - where you will find a good sandy beach and selection of small shops and tavernas. The island bus also runs between the two and goes on to Chora, although keen walkers could take the bus one way and enjoy the beautiful 4-5 hour trail back (or v.v.). In the hills above Aegialis are three very traditional villages to explore, places where donkeys still work for a living. Elsewhere the island has some largely unexcavated sites to visit (Minoan, Hellenistic and Roman) and a good number of chapels in between.

We cannot stress enough how traditional an island Amorgos is. It is, in many ways, that cliched 'step back in time'. There are many village festivals in the summer, where you will genuinely experience the welcome and hospitality Greece is famed for.

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Getting to the Island

2 hrs from Mykonos by high speed ferry (mid Jun-mid Sep), 8 ½ hrs from Athens by Blue Star line ferry from Piraeus (First Class Lounge) or 5 ½ hrs from Naxos (local ferry).

Multi-Centre and Island Hopping

Amorgos, Koufonissi and Schinoussa all combine well, also with Naxos, as there is a daily small ferry between them in either direction (starts early am from Amorgos and runs up to Naxos before an afternoon return). The minimum stay on each is 3 nights.

Walking in Amorgos

Walking is a major attraction and so with every holiday we include a Visitor’s and Walker’s Guide to the island (128 pages), written by Paul and Henrietta Delahunt-Rimmer. Paul and Henri live on Amorgos from May to July. Whenever you choose to travel, they or one of their team will meet you off the boat and be on hand for help and advice throughout your stay. Although the walks in the book are self-guiding, they have a guide to lead walks on request (paid locally).


For full details of SPIN’s programme and options available locally please see www.walkingingreece.com

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Best time to go
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Time Difference

GMT + 2 hours

Currency

Euro

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Greek

Average flight times

3 hours 45 minutes (Floght to Mykonos). Then transfer onto Amorgos.

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