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The Basics

Quick Facts: Amorgos
Pronunciation Ah-more-ghos
Transportation Ferry
Main Attractions Monastery of Chozoviotissa
Food Excellent food choices
Accommodations Available but limited in number

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Island Features

  greek islands amorgos cycladesFerries take about an hour to travel from Katapola in the south to the secondary port of Aigiali on the island's north end.

Long and sinuous, Amorgos is far less visitied than its Cycladic cousins Naxos and Paros but this only adds to its appeal. The approximately 2000 islanders are friendly.

  greek islands amorgos cycladesThe island becomes busy during high season months of July and August. Most of the year Amorgos is a well kept secret, but in July and August many French, Germans and Scandinavians throng here. Many tourists are attracted because of Luc Besson's 1998 movie The Big Blue, which was filmed here. The wreck of the Olympia off the west coast was made famous in this film.

There are good swimming beaches at Katapola, Xylokeratidi and Aegiali. Amorgos's other beaches are accessable by boat: Arkesine, Kalotaritisa, Faros, Aghia Anna and Paradeisia. The beach near Rachidi is not particularly nice.

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