Levrossos beach

Levrossos Beach AmorgosLevrossos beach
Sandy beach just 20 minutes walk from Aegiali on the north part of Amorgos. It is also possible to go by the small transfer boat from Aegiali port every 20 minutes during high season or by car, the parking is 200 m from the beach.

The beach is one of the nicest in the area and have a taverna just by the beach. You can also walk further on to 2 smaller beaches Psiliamos or Xoklakas, no facilities.

Aegiali beach

strandAegiali beach
A long sandy beach in the middle of Aegiali bay on the north part of Amorgos island. The beach has shade under the trees and shallow water suited for small children.

Along the beach walk there are tavernas, bars and cafes and a few minutes walk takes you to the village centre where you will find supermarkets and other facilities.

Agios Pavlos Beach

Agios Pavlos Beach Amorgos

Agios Pavlos Beach Amorgos

Pebble beach in the north part of the island 5 km from Aegiali bay. The water is calm and clear and it’s a good fishing spot. You can also take one of the small transfer boats that leaves every hour to Nikouria island with its 3 sandy beaches.
You can go there by car and there is a tavern very close to the beach.

Nikouria beach

Nikouria beach Amorgos

Nikouria beach Amorgos

Pebble beach in the north part of the island 5 km from Aegiali bay. The water is calm and clear and it’s a good fishing spot. You can also take one of the small transfer boats that leaves every hour to Nikouria island with its 3 sandy beaches.
You can go there by car and there is a tavern very close to the beach.

Psiliamos beach

Amorgos-Psiliamos-BeachSandy beach in Aegiali bay on the north part of the island. It’s 45 minutes walk from the port of Aegiali but in the high season it’s also possible to go by the small transfer boat from Aegiali port every 20 minutes. You can also go by car to Levrossos beach and then walk 30 minutes to reach the beach.

Take with you drinks and food because it has no facilities nearby.

Xoklakas beach

Xoklakas Beach AmorgosPebbled beach in Aegiali bay on the north part of the island. It’s 50-60 minutes walk from the port of Aegiali but in the high season it’s also possible to go by the small transfer boat until Psiliamos from Aegiali port every 20 minutes and walk 10 minutes to Xoklakas. You can also go by car to Levrossos beach and then walk 40 minutes to reach the beach.

Take with you drinks and food because it has no facilities nearby.

Mikri Glifada beach

Mikri Glifada Tholaria AmorgosYou start from the village of Tholaria and walk to the ravine of Mikri Glifada where you can be alone and swim in the clear waters.

Tripiti beach

Tripiti Beach Amorgos islandA nice pebbly beach with clear waters about 2 km outside the bay of Aegiali. There is no sign so you need to go or drive slowly pass to find it.

Take with you drinks and food because it has no facilities nearby.

Xalara beach

DSC_3977The walk starts in Aegiali throw the village of Potamos and to the beautiful cliffs of Xalara. A walk which leads you to one of the most quiet places on Amorgos with beautiful crystal clear waters.

Agia Anna beach beach

Agia Anna Beach Amorgos The pebbly and rocky beach is just down from the monastery of Hozoviotissa outside Chora. You can go there by car or walk about 30-40 minutes down from the monastery. Agia Anna offers you deep blue and crystal clear water. This is the famous beach of Amorgos where scenes of the movie “Big Blue” have been filmed.

You need to take drinks and food with you as there is no facilities nearby.

Maltezi beach

Maltezi beach Amorgos The sandy beach is situated northwest of Katapola from where you can reach it with small transfer boat or you can walk there in about 30 minutes. The sea here is bluish green and the sand is fine.

Take with you drinks and food because there are no facilities here and an umbrella for shade is advisable.
Maltezi beach Amorgos Greece

Ammoudi beach

Amorgos Ammoudi beachA small and lovely sandy beach near the village of Arkesini. It has white sand and deep blue waters.

Facilities for tourists are rare so it is advisable to bring ones own food and drinks.

Kalotaritissa beach

Kalotaritissa beach AmorgosKalotaritissa beach is a fairly long beach located in the southern portion of Amorgos Island and you reach it by car. It’s a charming little bay with sandy beach and a numerous of fishing boats are anchored here.
There is one small beach cafe on the far end of the beach.

Kato Kambos beach

Kato-Kambos-Amorgos Kato Kambos beach is near the settlement of Kolofana and is pretty scenic gulf with fine sand and numerous rocks strewn across the sandy expanse. There is also a little nice chapel you can visit which is built right on the edge of the seashore.

Facilities for tourists are rare so it is advisable to bring ones own food and drinks.

Mouros beach

Mouros beach Amorgos islandMourou is an amazing pebble beach beyond everyone’s expectations, situated near the villages of Vroutsi. The waters are crystal clear and you can discover the underwater caves in the far end of the beach by swimming.
On top of the mountain beside the parking is a taverna and cafe/bar with fantastic view over the archipelagos.

Paradisi beach

Amorgos Paradisi beachParadisia beach is 10 kilometres from Chora and can be reached by car. It is a beautiful small sandy beach with some pebbles and crystal clear waters.
Basic tourist amenities are practically absent here and it is advisable to carry ones own necessities.

Agios Ioannis Theologos

11An early Byzantine church dedicated to the John the Evangelist. . It is considered to have been built between the 7th and the 9th century on the site of an ancient temple. The church is a Byzantine Vasiliki dome with a 3-aisled basilic, built in limestone.

It’s situated one and half hour’s walk from Langada in the north part of Amorgos in beautiful surroundings.
According to tradition, the church was built by a captain who made a promise to the saint to save his ship which was sailing in the dangerous sea area in the northeast region of Aegiali.

Agia Trianda Chapel Langada

Agia Trianda AmorgosThe chapel is “hanging on the cliff” only 5 minutes walk from Langada in the north of Amorgos. It was built during the years of piracy and was used as an occasional hiding place for the Aegialis population and overlook the whole valley and bay of Aegiali. The festival for Agia Triada is held 50 days after the Greek Easter celebrations.

The Monastery of Hozoviotissa

DSC_0014The Monastery of Hozoviotissa in Amorgos is the second oldest in Greece built in 1017 and renovated 1088, built by Alexius Comnenus I. It is literally hanging on the cliff side 300 m above the sea. The monastery was created as an ode to the Grace of Panagia, known as the Virgin Mary, which is the patron saint of the island. The icon is carried around to all the villages on the island every year.

Agia Anna Church

The small chapel of Agia Anna is built on a rock by the sea. It is located in Agia Anna beach and distinguishes for its pure traditional style.

Agios Ioannis Chrysostomos

Agios-Ioannis-Chrysostomos-AmorgosThe church of St. John Chrysostom is in the area of Kapsala just down of the walking path to the Monastery of Hozoviotissa. It has a hall with vaulted ceiling and preserved Byzantine and post-Byzantine frescoes. There is also ruins of cells and a mill.

Panagia Katapoliani

Amorgos Panagia Katapoliani KatapolaThe church of Panagia Katapoliani is built among picturesque houses, dominating the settlement of Katapola. It was built on the position of a Proto-Christian basilica. In the same location, in ancient years, stood the temple of Apollo.

Agios Georgios Valsamitis

16This beautiful church is located on the right hand side on the road connecting Chora to Kato Meria, surrounded by dense vegetation. It is one of the first churches built in the traditional Byzantic style. It is built on the site of an ancient temple dedicated according to myths to the god Apollon and also used to be an ancient oracle.

Ancient Arkesini

Ancient-Arkisini-AmorgosThe walk starts in Vroutsi in the south of Amorgos to the Ancient Arkesini from 4th century BC. The tower of Agia Triada is the most important ancient monument on Amorgos. Even though the tower is half ruined it still dominates the plain standing beside the church with the same name. It is built from four large cornered blocks and protected the large rural population and the fertile expanses of the area.

Ancient Minoa

Ruins of Minoa AmorgosThe Ancient site of Minoa, at Moundoulia Hill, above the port of Katapola. It was one of the most important centers of human life and activity on the island throughout prehistoric times and was originally the summer residence of Cretan king Minos.
Enormous excavation project reveals evidence that the whole site of ancient Minoa was constantly populated at a high cultural level from the 10th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D.

Ancient Vigla Tholaria

Ancient-Vigla-TholariaYou start in Tholaria and walk to Vigla which was the acropolis of ancient Aegialis and the biggest sculpture of the Cycladic Age was found in this area.

The Archaeological Museum

Entrance The Archaeological Museum The museum is located in Chora and housed in a traditional old mansion known as Sala tou Gavra (“Hall of Gavras”). The museum contains some interesting pieces excavated on the island including remnants of the Minoan civilisation which existed here more than 4000 years ago. On the ground floor there are architectural finds from the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods plus marbles of Cycladic culture.

Ecclesiastical Museum of Agios Anargiron

Ecclesiastical Museum of Agion Anargiron in TholariaThe museum is located below the Church of Agion Anargion in Tholaria. Of interest is for instance “The Holy Cross” from appr. 1795 which is one of the few that show “The Resurrection of Christ” instead of the crucifixion.

Ecclesiastical Museum – Monastery of Hozoviotissa

Ecclesiastical Museum - Monastery of Hozoviotissa Amorgos GreeceThe collection of heir looms from the monastery of the Virgin Mary of Hosoviotissas contains wonderful examples of Byzantine ecclesiastical art. They include icons, liturgical items and vestments, wooden crosses, Gospels, communion cups and many everyday objects. There is also the famous collection of manuscripts, numbering in their hundreds, which date from the 10th to the 18th century.