The Monastery of Hozoviotissa
A perfect blend of nature and the beauty of man’s creation, the monastery symbolizes man’s tribute to the Holy Mother. Built into the face of a cliff, it provides a breathtaking view of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea. It is with no doubt, the pride of Amorgos, with its pristine walls lined with portraits of monks and other leaders, the smell of incense and numerous little treasures. The monks, who act as guardians of this architectural marvel, serving psimeni raki (a local liqueur) and loukoumi.
Although the view from the mismatched windows, lining the face of the monastery, is guaranteed to take your breath away, it is, in fact, the view from the top-most balcony that leaves a lasting impression on your mind. With a secluded beach right below the monastery and the endless Aegean Sea beyond, the feeling is just unique and hard to explain. The divinity of this place is evident from the moment you set foot on this holy ground.
The beach below the monastery boasts of the most brilliant blue waters humans could have laid eyes upon. It is just a 40 minute walk down from the monastery, but can also be reached by either boat or, for the more adventurous, a long swim from the Agia Anna beach. Agia Anna, on the contrary, is one of the best, most accessible beaches on Amorgos. Tourists flock to this beach for its brilliant location and of course, the Hozoviotissa Monastery.
Monastery of Hozoviotissa
Dress codeVisitors are kindly requested to be decently dressed, men must wear trousers and women long skirts.
Clothes are no longer available at the monastery.