Amorgos stretches out to a long and narrow island, length 32 km and width between 1.9-5.5 km south-east in the Cyclades. It is wild and beautiful with high mountains that fall steeply into the sea. The highest mountain “Krokellos”, 821 m, dominates the north-western part of the island. Other mountains are “Prophet Elias”, 699 m and “Korakas”, 528 m.
In the northern part of Amorgos there is a nature reserve which stretches from just outside the village of Langada all the way to the northern tip of the island.
If you walk in the mountains you can find mountain crystal. In the three biggest long valleys (Aegiali, Katapola and Kalotaritissa) it is carried out a little cultivation, but mainly you will find olive groves. The mountains are covered with Juniperus, Cactus (Fragosikia) and bushes in all colors.
The first thing who hit you when you arrive on Amorgos is the scent of herbs. Amorgos is well known for its rich flora and many exceptional medical plants. It is said that Amorgos got its name from the flower “Amorgos”. This flower was used during the antiquity in order to produce gossamer tunic which was colored deeply red.
The different Aromatics and medical herbs you can find is for instance mint, chamomile, fennel, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage thyme and yellow gammander. The list of flowers is endless but just to mention some of them; dianthus microlepis, anemone coronaria, aguiiffhe dlegia amaliae, clematis viticella, alcea heldreichii, viola poetica, cyclamen persicum and anthemis orientalis.
In September you can enjoy many fresh fruits like figs, grapes, fragosikians fruits and pomegranates direct from the tree.