Things to do in Amorgos

Our most recommended things to do in Amorgos

Amorgos: Guided Hike of the Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery

1. Amorgos: Guided Hike of the Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery

Follow the ancient route from Aegiali Bay once used for trading and make the pilgrimage to the Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery, nestled among the cliffs. Revitalize the body and mind and listen to important cultural history from your guide, before witnessing the breath-taking views of the sea. Depart from Potamos, a village above Aegiali port and enjoy a moderate and peaceful hike. Visit the abandoned and dry-stone rural settlement of Asfondilitis, and explore where monks once lived in natural caves in Kapsala. Admire the unrivaled sea view before entering the iconic Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Stroll through the beautiful village of Chora afterwards.

Amorgos: Hiking Along the Ridges of Mt. Krikelos with Lunch

2. Amorgos: Hiking Along the Ridges of Mt. Krikelos with Lunch

Start early to avoid the heat of the sun. Travel from Amorgos to the charming town of Lagada to start your group hike to the mountain ridges of Krikelos to see a small church nestled into the cliffs. Take in exceptional sea views from the cliffs. Walk a path that the shepherds once used to take for reaching their fields up in the mountains, and on a trail strewn with prickly pears, cactuses and fiscus. Pass above the small settlement of Stroumbos with no electricity or running water. See the recently renovated Agios Ioannis Theologos monastery at an altitude of 515m. Admire its byzantine architecture and listen to the silence of this place. Make your way up steep and uneven terrain to explore rocky cliffs before reaching Stavros church to snap some pictures of the stunning views.

Amorgos: Aegiali Bay Villages Guided Hiking Day Trip

3. Amorgos: Aegiali Bay Villages Guided Hiking Day Trip

Stroll by the villages of Tholaria, Lagada, and Ormos on this guided walking tour with pickup and drop-off from select meeting points in Katapola, Tholaria, or Chora. Admire views of Aegiali bay with a local guide and see sights like the Panagia Epanochoriani church.  Be picked up from the meeting point in a van and relax on the drive to the village of Lagada where your hike begins. Breathe the invigorating salty air and immerse yourself in the sublime landscape of Aegiali bay.  Walking down towards the bay, use one of the most ancient and well-preserved paths on the island. Follow your guide to the famous Panagia Epanochoriani church which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Capture some pictures of its blue dome and white-washed exterior.  Visit the remarkable church of Agia Triada (the Holy Trinity) which used to be a fortress that was built to protect the area from raids.  Keep an eye out for playful baby goats and donkeys along the way. End your hiking with swimming and some free time in Aegiali before returning to your pickup point by van. 

Amorgos: Greek Cooking or Pastry Class with Aegean Views

4. Amorgos: Greek Cooking or Pastry Class with Aegean Views

Cooking lesson lasts around 2.30 hrs. Menu includes recipes that every home in Greece makes them: gemista (stuffed vegetables), moussaka, pastitisio (baked pasta) and patatato (goat and potato casserole). We'll also learn how to make galaktompoureko, a delicious typical sweet, Greek kataifi rolls and the list goes on…. Finally, you'll have the opportunity to taste them on a large terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea and Mount Kroukelos. After tasting, you will be given a wooden ladle and written recipe as a souvenir to take home.

From Naxos: Private Amorgos Island Discovery Boat Tour

5. From Naxos: Private Amorgos Island Discovery Boat Tour

Head to Amorgos, one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, located on the southern side of the Cyclades and well-known for its picturesque architecture and intense spiritual atmosphere. Set sail on a private boat tour from Naxos. Enjoy time to hike, visit the church, and take in the views. Set off to Amorgos, located near Naxos, which boasts stunning natural beauty, traditional Cycladic architecture, and magnificent beaches offering complete privacy. Amorgos is a hidden gem for low-key vacationers. A walk through Chora and the other villages of Amorgos will be unforgettable, and hiking-lovers will also have the option to continue on other longer and more interesting footpaths. Let your guide assist you in finding the best ones. The most famous sight is the impressive whitewashed Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa with its formidable buttresses. It has been constructed on the slopes of a rock and features a breathtaking view of the sea. Several parts of the island are elevated above sea level, providing spectacular views. Dive in off beautiful beaches, photograph scenic bays, and walk ancient footpaths. Follow trails that wind their way across the island, leading to hilltops and secluded naturist coves. Customize your experience based on the preferences of your group and the help of your private guide. Return to Naxos by boat.

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