Best beaches and villages in Amorgos

Amorgos is one of the most authentic islands in Greece. In fact, the villages of Amorgos keep their traditional style through centuries. The capital town of Amorgos is Chora, among the most picturesque villages in all Cyclades islands. Chora was originally constructed in the Medieval era in the centre of the island and has a strong castle on top of a huge rock. Aegialis and Katapola are the two main ports and tourist villages of Amorgos Greece, where most Amorgos hotels and tourist facilities are found.

Apart from picturesque villages, there are also nice beaches in Amorgos. Among the most famous Amorgos beaches in Agia Anna, a small pebbled cove with exotic blue water. A very special beach in Amorgos is also Agios Pavlos, a long sandy shore with relaxing ambiance. Around the island, there are many lovely places to swim, ideal for all tastes, from secluded naturist bays to organized beaches.

Here are the most famous villages and beaches of Amorgos. Each location is presented with detailed text, map and occasionally photos and close sightseeing.

The picturesque village of Chora is the capital of Amorgos and a wonderful place to visit
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...
Overview to the large bay of Aegialis, located on the northern side of Amorgos island
The village of Aegialis is located on the northern side of Amorgos and is one of the two ports of the island (along with Katapola). This is also one of the main tourist spots of Amorgos Greece, where many hotels, studios and apartments are found. The port of Aegialis is lined up with many taverns, cafeterias, bars and mini-markets. In fact, the port promenade of Aegialis is getting busy day and night, due to the close beach and the many tourists that have their base there for their Amorgos holidays. Next to the village of Aegialis is a large sandy beach with crystal waters. The beach of Aegialis...
The port and the beach of Katapola in Amorgos island, Cyclades
Katapola is the main port of Amorgos island Greece, where most ferries from Athens and close Cycladic islands arrive. This seaside village is spread around a bay and is one of the main tourist spots of the island. Many Amorgos studios and apartments are found in Katapola, a village pretty convenient for your stay in Amorgos as it has shops, taverns, bars and other facilities. Next to the village of Katapola is a small beach with clean waters. Part of Katapola beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, while the shallow waters make it perfect for families with kids. In close distance to Katapola...
View to the wonderful beach of Agia Anna in Amorgos island
Agia Anna is one of the most picturesque spots in Amorgos island. This small beach is rocky and pebbled, non organized at all with tourist facilities. The beach took its name from the tiny chapel of Agia Anna that is found right by the sea. Visitors dive in the water from the rock or lay on the small pebbled coast. Agia Anna became famous when scenes from the movie The Big Blue (1988) were filmed there. This lovely place can be reached by car or through a narrow hiking path (30-40 min walk) from the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa. As there are no facilities or canteens there, visitors are...
View to the village of Tholaria and the church of Agioi Anargyroi, Amorgos island
Tholaria is a picturesque mountainous village, located on the northern side of Amorgos island. Constructed on the hill above Aegialis and offering fantastic view over the Aegean Sea, Tholaria has purely traditional architecture, with white houses and narrow paths. Close to the village is the spot of Vigla, where the ancient acropolis of Aegialis was found. Although Tholaria keeps intact its traditional style, it still has some shops, taverns, cafeterias and studios for visitors. The lovely cafeterias create a cozy atmosphere, while many local festivals (panigiria) take place in the village square...
Local people with their donkey in the traditional village of Lagada, Amorgos island
Lagada (or Langada) is located on the northern side of Amorgos Cyclades and is one of the three picturesque villages overlooking the bay of Aegialis (the other two villages are Tholaria and Aegialis). Located on the slopes of a hill, Lagada is a small village with traditional architecture, like all the villages of Amorgos. Take a stroll around the village and see the white houses, the tiny chapels and the nice square. Few Amorgos studios and apartments are found in the premises of the village, a place ideal to enjoy traditional and quiet life on the island. The nature around Langada is crossed...
Agios Pavlos is among the most beautiful beaches in Amorgos Greece. Located on the northern side of the island, about 5 km from Aegialis, Agios Pavlos is a large beach with parts of sand and pebbles. The crystal waters and the wild landscape of Agios Pavlos impress visitors at first sight. In walking distance from the beach are some nice Amorgos hotels and apartments offering fantastic view to the sea. If you are looking for a secluded beach place to stay in Amorgos, Agios Pavlos is a great choice. Excursion boats depart frequently from the beach of Agios Pavlos and go to the neighboring, uninhabited...
Levrossos (or Levressos) is a fantastic beach on the north western side of Amorgos island, in the bay of Aegialis. Located at a distance of 2 km from the port of Aegialis, Levrossos beach is easy to access. There is an excursion boat from Aegialis port to Levrossos almost every 30 min in high season and the trip is about 10 min. Visitors can also go there with private car and bike, or they can even follow the hiking path to the beach from Tholaria village. Surrounded by large cliffs and with exotic blue waters, Levrossos beach is among the most beautiful Amorgos beaches. The shore has soft sand...
About 15 km north of Chora and 2 km before Aegialis is the picturesque village of Potamos. This village is impressively constructed on the slopes of a hill, at an altitude of 100 metres above the sea level, and offers breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea and the port of Aegialis. It is divided in two quarters: Ano (Upper) Potamos and Kato (Lower) Potamos. The architecture of Potamos in Amorgos is traditional, like all the other villages on the island. It has stone mansions with one or two floors, white houses and few churches. Some old mansions have been reconstructed and transformed into guesthouses...