Amorgos island Cyclades Greece

Amorgos island Cyclades Greece

AMORGOS is an island of ancient civilization which is located in the middle of the Aegean sea in the eastern Cyclades. Amorgos the island of the Big Blue has inspired a lot of artists all around the world with its pure and dramatic nature, the transparent blue water and the picturesque villages where people still keep alive the old traditions.

The breathtaking scenery are full of beautiful walks, flowers and herbs. Here you will find ancient culture, outdoor recreation and hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere.

Its worthwhile to visit the famous Monastery of Hozoviotissa near Chora, they have now reopened the museum which is very interesting and nicely made. Also the Archaeological Museum in Chora is worth a visit. The museum contains some interesting pieces excavated on the island including remnants of the Minoan civilisation which existed here more than 4000 years ago.

Pension Marousso is situated in Chora, the capital of Amorgos island. It is a medieval village hidden behind the mountains in an altitude of 400 meters above the sea surrounded by windmills. Chora is dominated by a 13th century Venetian castle, the historic rock with a height of 210 feet has had built into it for more than fifteen centuries the church of Kera Leousa (Lady of mercy).

To walk in Chora is like stepping in the dream of the perfect Greek village with its narrow winding alleys, whitewashed houses, charming squares and a lot of beautiful churches. You have also a big selection of nice and cosy taverns, café and shops.

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Sights
  • The Monastery of Hozoviotissa
  • Theologos
  • Agia Triada Arkesini (Archaeological Site)
  • Agios Georgios Varsamitis
  • Ancient Minoa
  • Ancient Arkesini (Kastri)
  • Ancient Aegiali, Vigla
  • Archaeological Museum in Chora
  • The shipwreck of the “Olympia” in Kalotaritissa
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