Located in the Greek Cyclades Islands, Amorgos has many natural sites to explore, including caves, beaches, and areas perfect for scuba diving and deep-sea diving. Amorgos is located close to the islands of Naxos and Paros, midway between Athens and Rhodes. HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday rentals on Amorgos. Whether one is looking for a accommodation in Amorgos that can hold a large extended family, or a small romantic cottage, HomeAway has something to suit just about anyone's needs. Various properties include added extras like balconies and views of the ocean. HomeAway also has a holiday apartment on Amorgos that boasts incredible views, comfortably sleeps five and is available for a minimum three-night stay. The apartment is equipped with a full kitchen for guests that wish to cook during their stay.
Those who stay on Amorgos should take time to explore other islands in the Cyclades. HomeAway offers holiday homes on Mykonos, and for those wishing to explore the history and culture of Santorini, a charming range of holiday accommodations there, too.
Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa:
The whitewashed Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa is cut into the cliff-face northeast of the capital town of Chora. Opening hours for visitors are 8am-1pm and 5pm-7pm daily. Visitors are asked to dress respectfully, with covered arms and legs. The monastery now houses three practicing monks.
Amorgos Diving Center:
The Amorgos Diving Center is based in Aegialia Bay. The centre is the only PADI 5-star diving resort on Amorgos. Course and training offerings range from first-time divers to professional and certified divers. Classes in underwater photography and night diving are available.
Agia Anna Beach:
Located on the eastern side of the island, Agia Anna Beach can be reached by a descending road. The Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa can be seen in the distance. This somewhat secluded beach is not as crowded as other beaches on Amorgos. An optional nudist beach is located at the southern end of Agia Anna.
Aegiali beach is a small beach just north of the port town of the same name. The small beach is located on the northern end of the island. Due to its small size, ideal sunset views, and proximity to the town of Aegiali, this beach is the most popular beach on the island of Amorgos.
Located in the town of Aegiali, the monastery of St. Valsamitis was built atop the former site of a pagan temple. The original temple housed a natural spring considered to be the oracle of Amorgos island. This spring can still be found in the corner of the first room upon entering.
Agios Pavlos Beach:
The beach at Agios Pavlos looks out onto the island of Nikouria across the strait. This beach is best for those with some form of transportation. Agios Pavlos is fairly secluded, and is a short car or bicycle ride from the town of the same name.
The island of Amorgos enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Temperatures in July and August peak in mid-30s and sink to approximately 10°C in colder months. The Etesian Winds (or Meltemi in Turkish) blow from mid-May to mid-September. These winds are most active in the late afternoon and die down in the evening, and are especially active on the western coasts of the islands. The Etesians are most dangerous for sailors.
It is simplest to fly into Athens and take a ferry to Amorgos. Simply take the express bus X96 from Athens Airport (ATH) to the port of Piraeus. Once at the port travellers can transfer to a ferry. It takes about seven hours to arrive at the port of Katapola on Amorgos. Alternatively, one can fly into Naxos Airport (JNX), which is about a mile from the port. The ferry from Naxos to Amorgos takes about three and a half hours.