In Greece, our best addresses and activities are on Amorgos, a unique island in the Cyclades

CHOICE – In the southeast of the Cyclades, Amorgos is a mountain that rises into the sea and joins the sky on the horizon. It is no coincidence that Luc Besson chose this island for filming Big Blue. Our good addresses.

Our selection of accommodation

Emprostiada

In the heart of the village, in a flower garden, stands an old-fashioned house with lots of character. With its ceramic fireplace and fortified walls, sometimes with crenellations, it evokes those of island attractions. It has 5 spacious rooms and 4 suites, some with raised beds, as is traditionally done on the island.

From €70 for two (no breakfast, but a coffee machine). Such. : +30 22850 71814.

Villa Catapoliani

In Katapole there are three small addresses in the main port. A stone’s throw from the landing area, 9 small function rooms surround the garden. In a villa in the middle of fields, there are 3 apartments arranged with sea views and finally an adorable stone cottage with sea views above a small dirt path. Efficient and friendly welcome and service.

From €60 for two without breakfast. Such. : +30 22850 71064.

Cycladonia

This charming blue and white house is located in Katapole, 10 minutes’ walk from the harbour, overlooking the bay. Softness, harmony, simplicity: we would love to leave our suitcases there all year round because its studios and apartments are so charming: built-in beds and sofas, rounded white walls, adorable kitchens and polished concrete bathrooms. A wonderful view of the countryside and the sea as a lake, surrounded by hills.

From €50 for two in low season. Such. : +30 22850 71549.

Achinos

In the charming fishing village of Xylokeratidi, in Katapola Bay, Nikos Gavalas, brother of organic farmer Nondas, and his wife Emilia rent 3 studios and 1 apartment renovated with great taste. Old objects and design are mixed in a refined and elegant style. Every terrace has a wonderful view of Katapola Bay. Fully equipped kitchen.

From €65. Such. : +30 69485 11211.

Aegialis

The largest hotel in Amorgos, built on a hillside, has a panoramic view of the Aegiali Gulf.
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The largest hotel in Amorgos, built on a hillside, has an absolutely stunning panoramic view of the Aegiali Gulf. It has several bars and restaurants, a pleasant salt water pool, a huge spa and 4 yoga rooms that allow you to practice every day. Concierge. Open all year round.

From €186 for a double room with breakfast. Such. : 00 30 22850 73393.

Pension Askas

Pension Askas in Ormo Egialis.
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This family guesthouse offers an authentic and warm environment for spending a simple holiday by the sea (beach 5 minutes walk). Comfortable rooms with a view of the sea or the countryside. Good taverna and yoga classes on the roof terrace. Best value for money on the island.

From €35 for a double room without breakfast. Such. : +30 22850 73333.

Have a drink

jazz min

Taverna Jazmin in the village of Chora.
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Run by two island enthusiasts, this alternative and refined bar in Chora has been a haven for artists and travelers for 20 years. Unmissable for its brunches, homemade cocktails, remarkable selection of herbal teas and coffees, cultural events (exhibitions, concerts, performances). Such. : +30 22850 74017.

Good restaurant

Evening in the small squares and streets of the village of Chora.
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Stone Pyrgo

An excellent and authentic tavern of the Roussos family, open all year round in Arkesini. Its name means “to the tower” because the pub is located at the entrance to the rural archaeological site of the tower of Agia Triada, the best preserved on the island. On the menu: vine leaves, goat cheese with oregano, cheese and herb twists… and if the fishing is good, small fry, octopus and mullet, all steamed with love. From €15 to €20. Such. : +30 22850 72258.

Maria Roussos, owner of the Ston Pyrgo tavern in the village of Chorio.
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Mirage

In Xylokeratidi, by the sea and in the shade of a hundred-year-old tamarisk tree, this tavern has a remarkable view of Katapola Bay, dominated by the hill of Minoa. We enjoy Greek cuisine again in an original way: artichoke tzatziki (instead of cucumbers), marinated sea bass fillet served with taramasalata seasoned with walnuts… From €20 to €25. Such. : +30 22850 71518.

Apospero

At the very top of Chora is the island’s great restaurant. Its terrace occupies a nice place, quiet and shady, framed by 5 small chapels. Seafood specialties such as sea bream ceviche with lime, fresh tuna fillet, shrimp with garlic confit or fish soup. From €20 to €30. Such. : +30 22850 71803.

To Limani tis Kyra Katinas

To Limani tis Kyra Katinas.
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In Aegiali, in a small street by the port, this blue-and-white tavern is both an institution and a safe bet. Goat, octopus or fish; salads, vegetables in the oven or in a pan: you can enjoy all the traditional cuisine of the island including fish soup and the famous cacao. From €12 to €18. Such. : + 30 22850 73269.

Have to do

From baptism to the most advanced diplomas, Amorgos is a suitable island for diving.
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Assist at Authentic Big Blue, a freediving competition to relive Big Bluewhich takes place from 2 to 7 September 2024.

To dive on the island Big Blue with Amorgos Diving Center (Tel.: +30 22850 73611) in Aegiali. From baptism to the most advanced diplomas, Dimitri and his team will take you to legendary places. Center for Padi (bottles) and SSI (apnea) on Aegiali beach.

Do yourself a favor at Lama (Tel.: +30 69393 99201). In a holistic approach to well-being, Vangelis Vassalos, herbalist and neurophysiologist, and his wife offer herbal teas, essential oils, cosmetics based on the island’s plants, as well as massages and acupuncture. The shop is located at the bottom of the charming village of Lagada; distillery (an exciting and worthwhile visit), upstairs.

Taste organic products from the island (grapes, tomatoes, oregano, jams, olives, cucumbers, wine, olive oil, etc.) in Katapole at Nondas Gavalas farm. Amorgos Organic (Tel: +30 69457 93928). Normally open from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00 (except Sundays).

Tourism and meet the locals at a cooking class or pottery workshop with FindinGreece (Tel: +30 69443 26036), a small agency based in Langada that offers a wide range of experiences on the island. From €40.

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