Cycladic Island of the Day: Unspoiled Amorgos

Looking for insider tips to the island of Amorgos? Here’s what we tell our friends.

Which beaches should I choose on the island of “The Big Blue”?

If the idea of exploring the islets surrounding Amorgos appeals to you, then take the boat to Nikouria or Gramvousa. Alternatively, Amorgos itself has many gems to offer, such as Paradisia beach in the wild southern part of the island, or the unknown Agioi Saranta beach after Lefkes, in Katapola.

Why do the locals recommend that “you must visit Hora”?

Because it is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful island towns in the Cyclades. Walking through the two squares, Apano and Kato Loza, the bougainvilleas, the white houses with blue windows and doors, the cafes serving omelettes for breakfast and baked raki for lunch, the chapels, the delis selling sea salt and local fava, the atmosphere, the warmth; the essence of the island is all here.

What should I not neglect?

The brand new – just two years in operation – Amorgos Folk Museum (Tel. (+30) 6939.412.115) housed in the mansion of Theodoros Passaris, fighter in the 1821 Revolution, in Hora. Here you will experience the island’s ethnographic wealth through the local objects on display: farming and apiary utensils, large vases, apokrevata (traditional beds from Amorgos), traditional costumes, looms, hearths and wood ovens for baking rusks and baby goat.

You can read more about Amorgos here.

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