Amorgos

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Amorgos

Posted on July 2008 in

Dream into Cycladic white

Aegialis Hotel

Aegialis Hotel & Spa is built to offer a combination of traditional Amorgian Hospitality and a tranquil & relaxing ambience, in a simple yet elegant setting. This family owned Hotel will provide you with personalized service from the first to the last moment of your stay.
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Landeris Hotel

Hotel Landeris is located just in front of the magnificent sea beach and is visited by nature lovers from across the world. It is therefore a favorite destination for the honeymoon couples as well as for the family members.
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Vigla Hotel

Vigla hotel is a newly built hotel complex, situated on the outskirts of the ancient village of Tholaria, on a hill that overlooks Egiali bay and its bow-shaped sandy beach. Our hotel complex consists of three buildings containing 25 sunny, comfortable and elegantly decorated rooms.
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Villa Katapoliani

VILLA KATAPOLIANI I is an A’ class complex that comprises of 9 rooms and 4 small studios. All rooms and studios have private bathroom with hair dryer, safe box and balcony with garden view. Several units also have refrigerator, communal kitchen with utensils, television and a/c…
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Agios Pavlos Studios

Amorgos is renowned for its beauty since the Homeric times. The beauty of Amorgos is particularly evident in the hospitality of its residents, as well as the mild climate of the island which acts to create an exceptionally beautiful natural location.
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The little rouged island of Amorgos is no place for the sedate. Largest of all the Cycladic islands, 20 miles long and with high mountains running the length of its spine. It is reminiscent of a mini-Crete. A great destination for the adventurous, robust visitor armed with a sturdy pair of walking boots to traverse the eight mile hike along its central range of barren mountaintops.

The vistas of sheer rocky coasts, scattered ruins and the clouds that often cloak the summits can be chilly and damp, a welcome break to the unrelenting high summer temperatures. Thousands of feet below you can see the sun shining on the beaches and the glistering blue Aegean Sea. For those who prefer a more leisurely jaunt you can hire an obliging donkey.

There is a vertiginous little church at Aghia Triada characteristic of the ecclesiastical architecture of Greece. The ruined settlement of Stroumbos and the sky-high village of Tholaria are unforgettable.
The wonderfully unspoilt island of Amorgos has no airport, which keeps the more unruly sun-worshipers away.

Apart from its two little ports of Katapola, a small ancient, whitewashed village next to the sea with lovely little fish taverns along the harbor. There is a tiny beach where children enjoy feeding the expectant shoals of fish in the crystal cobalt waters. Snorkeling in Amorgos is a real treat, especially at Mourou and Agia Anna. Even if you already have seen famous French film “The Big Blue” set in Amorgos , you shouldn’t miss watching it here: in Katapola there is a bar that shows the film every night.

Nearby is the must see Hozoviotissa monastery, wedged into a cliff-face that plummets 1,000ft into the Aegean yielding itself only after a challenging ramble. The locals often boast of having Greece’s smallest church here – with room for only three! There are notable archaeological finds in Amorgos there is a museum in which to view its treasures as well as a Venetian Citadel from the 13th century.

Aegiali in the north is for the hip and cool, a pretty village, with a stunning beach, and gratifyingly white sands, the sea is clear cobalt blue, if there’s one thing you’ll want to pack alongside your decent walking shoes is a bikini. Built on a thin strip between the mountain and the sea, there are small number of shops, cafes and tavernas here well worth a visit. In the lovely mountain-top village of Chora, you will find the place deserted, a beautiful location for quiet contemplation.

The beach at Aghios Pavlos is superb, there’s also a regular boat that will ferry you across the narrow channel to the neighboring small uninhabited island of Nikouria – and its beaches. The boat moors twice, giving you two good beaches to choose from – and, for the more intrepid, there is a third, which can only be reached by climbing over a rocky point. On this one, if lucky you may enjoy exclusive use of the beach for most of the day. Utterly idyllic.

A peculiarity of the island is that it has two natural harbors, west of the port and Katapolon northern port of Aegiali. Both ports are linked to Piraeus