Amorgos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Located near Naxos and Ios, on the southern side of the Cyclades, this island amazes visitors with its natural beauty, traditional architecture and fabulous beaches. Its virgin beauty inspired the filmmaker Luc Besson to shoot scenes of the movie The Big Blue in the beach of Agia Anna. The landscape of Amorgos Island (33 km long, with a width of 1.5 km – 6km) is a mix of stunning mountains, soaring rock cliffs, cultivated mountain areas, along with scenic bays and beautiful beaches lapped by crystal clear water.
Amorgos is also known as Yperia, Patagy, or Platagy, Pagali, Psichia and Karkisia. A long human presence on the island (since 5th millenium BC) has left many monuments and settlements behind, all of them characterized by sites of spectacular beauty. The famous monastery of Hozoviotissa is one of the most unforgettable sites of the Aegean, constructed on the slopes of a rock face with spectacular views.

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Travel from Athens to Amorgos

The island is connected with Athens via the port of Piraeus on the mainland and has ferry connections with the islands of Crete, Naxos, Syros, Paros, Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Donoussa and Astypalea.
The two ports on Amorgos where the ferries come in are Katapola and Aegiali (changes on even and odd days). The journey from Piraeus to one of these ports takes 7.5 hours, and the closest port to Amorgos’ Chora is Katapola.Please note the ferries arrive at 02:00 hours and depart at 06:00 hours. For those arriving to Greece by plane, transfer options from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport to the port of Piraeus are:

 Bus

The express bus X96 leaves the airport every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes at night from the arrivals level (between doors 4 and 5) to Karaiskaki Square in Piraeus, which is adjacent to the ferry harbor. The bus journey takes about 75-90 minutes.

Metro

The metro (suburban rail) will take you from Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Monastiraki metro station, which is the end of the line. At Monastiraki, you change to line 1 (green line) and travel to Piraeus, which is the end of the line. The metro is just outside the entrance to the ferry harbor. The metro journey takes about 60 minutes. Trains depart from the airport every 30 minutes (on the hour and the half hour), with the first bus leaving the airport at 05:30 hours and the last one at 23:30 hours.

Taxi 

Before your arrival you can book a taxi online. This is the easiest option as there is no waiting time, and the driver will be waiting for you upon arrival. The taxijourney to Piraeus takes about 45-60 minutes.

 

Where to eat

In Amorgos you can experience traditional tastes like “patatato”, which is traditionally cooked lamb with potatoes, Easter “stuffed goat”, fava (split pea dip), kakavia (fish soup), xidato (goat meat soup with offal), locally produced cheeses, pasteli (sesame bars), pure dairy products, honey and xerotigano, as well as local drinks, such as rakomelo (hot raki with honey), psimeniraki (sweet drink with raki, honey and herbs) and a variety of beverages made of herbs. To take a look at some of the unique products of Amorgos click the button bellow. 

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What to do

A travel to Amorgos is a chance to explore an authentic Cycladic island that maintains much of its original character and pristine natural beauty.
The Authentic Big Blue official supporters FindinGreece offer a range of activities and tours that you can enjoy during your stay.
 
While on Amorgos you can:
RENT A CAR – BIKE No. of vehicles Price in euro per day moto Price in euro per day auto
Anemos Rental as many as needed 10 25
Fm Rental as many as needed 10 20
Hermes Rental as many as needed 9 25
Thomas Rental as many as needed 10 20