Introducing Amorgos island

With over 100 km of beautiful wild coast, Amorgos covers an area of 121 square km, has a population of almost 2000 people and some joyful tender cats that wonder freely around isle.Amorgos
The population lives on the local resources which are fishing, agriculture, even though there are only few fertile little valleys, and sheep farming which also produces the traditional local cheese.
The highest mountain peaks are Kurakellos, which reaches 800m above the sea level and is located in the northeast, and the Prophet Elijah’s peak located in the centre of the isle.
Despite the scarce vegetation in Amorgos there are a large number of herbs having therapeutic properties.
The main towns are Katapola, picturesque and nostalgic port located east to the centre of the isle and Aegiali, second port located north east with its wonderful sandy beaches.
The beaches of Amorgos are enchanting and fairly numerous, even if sometimes hard to reach. With few exceptions they can be reached by boat or with one of the colourful caiques moored in the ports of Katapola and Egiali, or walking along trails, which sometimes are rather arduous and unsuited for children but will disclose to those who dare the most beautiful sights.
AmorgosFine sand beaches and clear shallow sea water (ideal for children) easy to be reached can be found near Aigiali and in the southwest at Kalotiratissa beach.
The abundance of trekking trails leading to the beaches, to the Monastery of Hozioviotissa and the archaeological sites makes Amorgos a perfect destination for trekking fans. The best time for trekking is in spring and autumn, when the heat is not as strong as in summer and walking along the trails immersed in rosemary and lavender scents is a real delightful experience.

The island has a regular bus service connecting towns and beaches.

The ports of Katapola and Aegiali are connected with the Pireo port by a regular ferry and fast-ferry service with an increased number of rides during the summer period (see “how to get to Amorgos”)..

The climate of the isle is Mediterranean, during the summer the long sunny days are mitigated by the wind. Winters are mild and windy and with little rain which is generally limited to the months of January and February.