Amorgos is a beautiful Island, and a popular summer destination among local and foreign tourists.
Enjoy the coastline, with inlets, coves and bays a real swimmer’s and snorkeler’s paradise. The Big Blue film was filmed here in the late 1980’s.
The most famous landmark is monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, built into a cliff above Aegean archipelago .The main ports are Katapola and Egiali and
Hora the capital village was built around its medieval castle It is one of most picturesque Cycladic capitals, with narrow streets, little hidden squares with bars ,cafes and restaurants, and unique whitewashed, Cycladic style homes
Katapola, which shows evidence of human habitation going back 6,000 years,
Beaches of Amorgos
Agia Anna, The beach is unorganized with sand and pebble mixed.
This is a great place to snorkel, but the rocks may be a bit tricky for small kids. The popular 1980’s French film The Big Blue filmed a scene at this beach.
Katapola beachsandy beach with clear waters ,very convenient because it’s a harbor beach
Kalotaritisa beach is reachable by car or motorbike on the south coast of the island. This long, sandy beach is partly organized, with thatched umbrellas and sun beds available, and some water sports. Boat rentals from the nearby harbor can take you to the nearby islet of Gramvousa, where you can swim and snorkel in peace almost alone!
At a distance of 5 km from Aegiali and 10 from Chora is the beach of Agios Pavlos . Every day from Agios Pavlos you have the opportunity to cross across to Nikouria with excursion boats. It is an uninhabited island with small enchanting beaches.
Phoinikas beach is within walking distance of the port at Katapola. It’s a small beach in a cliff-enclosed bay. Any supplies have to be packed in, as there are no facilities.