Amorgos - My Grecian Dream

Strolling through the magical town of Amorgos, Greece, I hear the gentle breeze whispering through the olive groves.  I set my eyes upon a heavenly dream.

Cottages of ice cream hues and golden sands washed by turquoise waters, I immediately fell in love and I hope you do too!

The Beaches

Aegiali Beach, Amorgos. Courtesy of Ferries In Greece.

Fokiotrypa Beach

One of the quietest beaches on Amorgos, it sure has a lot to offer.

Calm turquoise waters, pearly white sand and a beautiful rugged landscape; this beach is perfect for everyone, from the overexcited kids to the nature enthusiasts!

Don't miss out on this one!

Aegiali Beach

A great stop if you are staying in the village centre, which is only a few minutes away from the beach by foot.

Many trees are scattered across the beach front, providing much needed pockets of shade.

The shallow water is also perfect for the kids and while taking a walk on the beach front you may want to stop at one of the many taverns and bars to enjoy a refreshing Greek coffee or something a little stronger.... I hear the ouzo here is superb!

Where to Eat?

If you're really into traditional Greek cuisine, why not indulge in only the best on the island. 

Seek no further than the Amorgialos restaurant.

It's the perfect dining spot for Greek food and Greek food only, with just a few mouth-watering dishes served each day, with only the freshest of ingredients.

If you're looking for something a little more on the savvy side, or if you're simply on a budget, I insist visiting Asospero.

Great food.  Excellent prices.

Where to Stay?

Typical Amorgos scene. Photo courtesy of Ferries In Greece.

In terms of accommodation, I simply have to recommend Gryspo's Hotel, a three star hotel located in Aegiali, the seaside town in the northern part of the island.

With only the best views money can buy, overlooking lush gardens and the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, this is definitely my top relaxation spot!

The friendly owner and staff welcome you with pleasure and will strive to make your stay a memorable one.

Being barely 250 m from the famous Aegiali Beach, this is certainly a must visit!

Places to See

Besides the many spectacular beaches Amorgos has to offer, why not take the time to visit the majestic Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa.

The Monastery of Hozoviotissa, Amorgos, Greece

This colossal piece of architecture was built in 1017 and is the second largest monastery in Greece.  It was created by Alexius Comnenus and can be found on the Southern coast of the island.

Due to the Virgin Mary being the patron saint of the island, this magnificent masterpiece was built as an ode to her, symbolizing man's tribute and dedication to Mother Mary. It also provides a splendid view of the turquoise waters far beneath.

This is without a doubt the number one reason why people flock to the little island of Amorgos and is a good reason why you should too!  Add in the beaches, the food, the friendly people... I could go on and on but I think you get the idea... Get to Amorgos!

Handy Tips!

  • Bring the sunblock; temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius!
  • Bring your own drinks, as those on the beach can be quite expensive!
  • Don't miss out on the cycling trip that hugs the shore of this piece of paradise!

Getting to Amorgos

There is no airport on Amorgo so you'll need to get here by ferry. Ferries leave from Naxos, Piraeus (the port of Athens), Santorini and Mykonos.

Forget about the Weather. It's nearly always perfect!

Where is Amorgos?