Amorgos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.
The island is located near Naxos and Ios, on the south side of the Cyclades and astonishes the visitor with its natural beauty, its traditional architecture and wonderful beaches. The virgin beauty of the island inspired director Luc Besson to shoot scenes of “The Big Blue” movie on the beach of Agia Anna.

The landscape of the island of Amorgos (33 km in length, with a width of 1.5 km to 6 km) is composed of a mixture of stunning mountains, high rocks and cultivated mountainous areas along with picturesque bays and beautiful beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters.

Amorgos is also known by various names such as Yperia, Patagi or Platagi, Psychia and Karkisia. The long human presence on the island (since the 5th millennium BC) has left many monuments and settlements behind, all of which are characterized by areas of spectacular beauty. The famous monastery of Hozoviotissa, built on the slopes of a cliff with its spectacular view, is one of the most unforgettable places of the Aegean Sea.

Travel to Amorgos

The island is connected to Athens through the port of Piraeus in the mainland and has ferry routes to the islands of Naxos, Syros, Paros, Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Donousa and Astypalaia throughout the year and Crete, Mykonos, Santorini during the summer season. The two ports of Amorgos are Katapola and Aegiali and the travel time from Piraeus to them varies between 6 and 9 hours (depending on the type of ship). The nearest port to the Town of Amorgos is Katapola.

Accomodation

The ABB2018 organizing committee have made arrangements with local hotels / rooms to rent throughout Amorgos at exclusive rates during the event. For further information, please contact info@authenticbigblue.com or +306941468628 (Ms Kate Vilandou).

Food

In Amorgos you can taste traditional and authentic flavors such as “patatato” (lamb or goat with potatoes and spice sauce), easter “stuffed goat”, fava (and Fava is not a female, as the islanders insist on reminding people), “ksidato” (soup with goat and offal), local pure cheeses such as xinomizithra which always accompanies the Greek horiatiki, or village salad, pasteli (honey and sesame bars) in lemon leaf – a trademark of the island, excellent honey and xerotigana (fried pastry strips) while the Amorgian cuisine also saves a special place for pies and cavourma as well as local drinks, such as baked raki (sweet beverage with raki, honey and herbs).

It is also worth trying the “kofto”, made from a mixture of wheat and myzithra which before being put in the cauldron for boiling, is hit in a stone mortar. Also look for giaprakia (dolma), greens that grow on rocks and prickly pears. The herbs of the island are also used in many ways, from beverages to cocktails.

The people of Amorgos combine religious feasts with food making the whole process unique. Pasteli, roasted raki and xerotigana have their own special celebration to initiate everybody in their secrets.