Chora is the main town in Amorgos island and one of the most picturesque towns in of the Cyclades. Constructed on the slopes of a hill, Chora in Amorgos is actually a Medieval settlement with purely Cycladic architecture.
This village was originally constructed in the Medieval times on a high and secluded spots. In fact, those times, all villages in the Greek islands were built on the hills in order to watch over the sea and be protected from pirate attacks. The architecture of Chora Amorgos is typically Cycladic, with small white houses, narrow paved paths and tiny chapels.
A walk around Chora Amorgos will bring you to flowered yards, delicious taverns, souvenir shops and cozy cafeterias. Your steps will also bring you to old mansions, a small Archaeological Collection that is open in morning hours and at the base of the impressive Venetian Castle, built on top of a huge rock.
Chora village has many family studios and apartments in Amorgos, spread in the narrow streets and in the suburbs of the village. In the evenings, many visitors come in Chora to enjoy a night walk and a lounge drink in the bars of the town.
In short distance from Chora is the Monastery of Hozoviotissa, an impressive monastery of historical importance that is built against a huge mountainside and offering breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea. This monastery can be accessed by foot (30 min from Chora) or by bus. At the base of the mountain is the secluded beach of Agia Anna, partly naturist today, where scenes from the famous movie The Big Blue were filmed.
The picturesque village of Chora is the capital of Amorgos and a wonderful place to visit
View to the village of Chora and the Castle of Amorgos
Small chapel in the village of Chora, Amorgos island
The Monastery of Hozoviotissa outside Chora is considered the protector of Amorgos
The yard of the Archaeological Collection of Amorgos island, Cyclades
Pieces from the Archaeological Collection in Chora Amorgos
Part of the Castle of Amorgos Greece, on the hill above Chora