Amorgos might be nestled between its two glamorous and popular cousins, Santorini and Mykonos, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have glamour of its own. It might not be as fashionable, but it’s stunning mountainous landscape will take your breath away.
Amorgos isn’t the best Greek island if you’re looking for beautiful beaches (although they are still lovely in their own right, there’s just better Greek islands for living the beach life), but if you love hiking and walking, then you’re in luck. There are trails and old mule tracks aplenty on Amorgos.
This dramatic island is famous for its diving as well as its hiking, and fans of the French movie The Big Blue (that was shot here) pay regular pilgrimage to Amorgos. Make sure you visit the 11th century whitewashed monastery of Hozoviotissa, which clings to the cliffside and is approached by a precarious looking narrow pathway. The sweeping views of the Aegean Sea below are well worth the steep climb. (Although make sure you’re moderately dressed, otherwise you’ll be walking straight back down again.) Food wise, there are plenty of tiny, family run tavernas hidden among the back streets which are well worth exploring.
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