Amorgos Island Greece

Amorgos Island Greece is located near Naxos and Ios, in the southern side of the Cyclades. Amorgos Island is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Amorgos has a mind blowing natural landscape, Cycladic architecture, caves and amazing beaches. Amorgos Island is one of the hidden gems of the Cyclades. It’s untouched by mass tourism, and is the perfect vacation destination for those who seek privacy and tranquillity. It is also great for nature lovers with hiking trails that cross the island, and are perfect for exploring the nature. The secluded beaches are ideal for naturists.

Are you ready for an amazing Amorgos Island Greece vacation? Dreaming of visiting Amorgos island? Find out everything here in our Amorgos Island Greece guide. You can also visit our Cyclades Travel Guide for information on all the best Cyclades Islands.

Amorgos Island Weather (When to Visit)

Amorgos Island has a temperate Mediterranean climate. The winter is relatively mild with really strong winds. The summer is hot, with the cooling “meltemia” (north winds) during August. The best period to go is during the Easter period (April, May) when the weather is cool, the temperature not too high and the tourists almost absent. Easter is also an occasion to enjoy the local festivities. September and October are also very good months to visit the island since the weather is perfect, neither too hot nor cold, most tourists are gone and it is a great opportunity to see the traditional way of life of the inhabitants of the island. During the months of May, June, September and October you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 68°F and 77°F.

Best Amorgos Island Beaches

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Maltezi Beach

Maltezi Beach is situated northwest to Katapola port. It is a sandy beach and by all standards the most picturesque on Amorgos Island. Maltezi beach remains unaffected by the Meltemi winds. The sea here is bluish green and the sand is fine. Due to these qualities it has remained one of the favorite beach destinations among tourists.

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Kalotaritisa Beach

Kalotaritisa Beach is a sandy, organized beach with beautiful blue water and a beach bar. Take a boat out to the stunning beach of Gramvoussa and bask on a white sandy beach with turquoise waters.

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Aegiali Beach

Aegiali is one of the most picturesque beaches on Amorgos and the road that leads to it offers breathtaking views tinted with intense color contrasts. Around the beach you will find many hotel options, restaurants and cafes. It is partly organized with sunbeds and umbrellas and is ideal for families with young children.

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Agios Pavlos Beach

Agios Pavlos beach is situated to the north on the island of Amorgos. It is roughly 8 kilometers away from the settlement of Aegialis. Agios Pavlos beach is a beautiful “sand and shingle” beach with a placid and sparkling sea. It is a perfect fishing spot, too.

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Katapola Beach

The coast stretches at a length of three settlements covered with soft sand and tamarisk trees offering natural shade in a sun-dressed summer day. The beach is painted with the colors of sailing boats that moor here while you will be also able to visit the nearby archeological remains of Minoa’s settlement. The area also has plenty of taverns, restaurants and cafes.

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One Day Cruise to Amorgos from Paros Island

Visit Amorgos, the most eastern island of the Cyclades, with its elongated shape seems to protect the eastern small Cyclades. The excursion boat starts its journey from Piso Livadi to Katapola. Amorgos stands proudly in the center of the South Aegean Sea, making it the crossroads where the North meets the South. The mountain scenery, the traditional lifestyle and the endless blue of the sea fascinate the visitor. It is worth visiting the beautiful Chora and the unique monastery of Chozoviotissa. Learn more about the OneDay Cruise to Amorgos.

Catamaran Day Cruises around Naxos & Small Cyclades

Step aboard, get acquainted with the rest of the group, enjoy a cup of coffee and get ready to sail on an experience that will last a lifetime. Let us take you to the most beautiful, secluded beaches and coves where you will be able to swim and snorkel in the clear waters. In one of our stops you will enjoy on-board delicious traditional lunch prepared with local products, served with a Greek salad, accompanied by cold refreshments, beer, raki & wine. This amazing catamaran trip runs for approximately nine hours and will be one of the highlights of your holidays. Learn more about the Catamaran Day Cruises.

Mykonos Catamaran Daytime or Sunset Sailing with Food and Drinks

Set sail on the bright blue Aegean with this unforgettable catamaran cruise from Mykonos. Swim and snorkel in the crystalline coves around the islands of Rheina and mythical Delos, or visit the pristine southern beaches of Mykonos. Drop anchor for a delicious, multicourse Greek meal cooked up right on board, accompanied by unlimited beer and wine from an open bar. Learn more about the Mykonos Catamaran Sailings.

All inclusive Day Sailing Tour From Naxos to the Small Cyclades

Spend the day sailing, swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on this all-inclusive tour to the small Cyclades. After boarding at Naxos’ main marina, enjoy a light breakfast en route to the islands. Snorkel in crystalline water, feast on a barbecue lunch with a fresh salad, and take a refreshing swim along Naxos’ west coast. Take home high-quality downloadable photos provided by the crew. Learn more about this Day Sailing to the Small Cyclades.

Daily Cruises & Private Charters around Naxos, Paros ,Small Cyclades and Mykonos

If you’re planning to visit Naxos this summer come sail with us into crystal blue waters, gorgeous sandy anchorages, stunning seascapes and turn your holidays into a lifetime experience. Take advantage of their special offers for families, groups and early booking discounts. Learn more about the Daily Cruises & Private Charters.

Best Amorgos Island Restaurants

Kali Kardia Under $10

On the tiny square next to the church, this wonderful, family-run place, decorated with family photos and retsina jugs, cooks up the best meatballs in the Cyclades, plus hearty portions of other Greek classics. Telephone: 30 2285 073347 Web: Kali Kardia

Ston Pyrgo Under $10

Turn off from the village of Arkesini towards the signposted Tower of Agia Triada (also well worth a visit) and you find this traditional mezedhopoleio (cafe-restaurant specializing in mezedhes), run by young chef Vangelitsa. Terrific home-cooked food, from patatato (slow-cooked goat and potato stew), boiled local greens with lemon, and grilled catch of the day, all shine here. Telephone: 30 2285 072258 Web: Ston Pyrgo

Taxidi Gefsis Apo Ti Kriti Sto Aivali $11 – 30

Near the south end of the beach, this Cretan restaurant is exceptional in terms of hospitality and the quality of its homemade dishes. Slow-cooked goat, shrimp saganaki (fried cheese), Cretan pasta and mixed mezedhes are all on the menu, served to a mellow jazz soundtrack. Telephone: 30 2285 073342 Web: Taxidi Gefsis Apo Ti Kriti Sto Aivali

Kastanis Under $10

In the shade of some trees on the main street, this family-run taverna excels at traditional dishes, such as patatato (lamb with potatoes in tomato sauce), fava with capers, superlative Greek salad topped with local cheese, and seasonal specialties, such as boiled local greens with a squirt of lemon. Telephone: 30 2285 072048 Web: Kastanis

Youkali Under $10

Wander over to the opposite side of the bay from the port for Katapola’s most imaginative cooking. That ingredients are fresh and locally sourced goes without saying; try them in combos such as orzo with beetroot and zucchini, meatballs with leek sauce, and linguine with shrimps. Friendly service, beautiful presentation. Telephone: 30 2285 071838 Web: Youkali

Best Amorgos Island Cafe Bars

Rakezo Cafe Bar

Coffee’s and Drinks are true and tasty, you will have a great view to the mountains in the north of the island, enjoy the calm and silent atmosphere of a mountain village. Sunsets watched from the terrace are perfect specially during summer and autumn. Popular drinks at Rakezo are Mochito and Daiquiri cocktails and of course homemade Psimeni Raki. Telephone: 30 6977 602367 Web: Rakezo Cafe Bar

Loukaki Ksana

Loukaki’s Ksana is the place where you can listen to live Rembetiko (Rebetiko) music. Every Saturday night Themistokles and his team play typical Greek Rembetiko music in front of their tavern. In summer other musicians from all over Greece join them and play their sessions. Telephone: 30 694 806 4253 Web: Loukaki Ksana

Pergalidi

Pergalidi offers you both warming teas (from Amorgian herbs) and coffees for cold days and cold refreshments on hot days and nights. The menu shows traditional drinks like Greek coffee, sage tea, fresh orange juice, coke, beer and psymeni raki. But when it comes to cocktails, try a basil mojito or the cucumber martini – their melon dream is simply irresistible on hot summer nights. Telephone: 30 2285 73193 Web: Pergalidi

Cafe Bar Embassa

Embassa is a hot spot for both travelers and islanders, well known for a huge variety of creative cocktails, cafe, soft music at sunset, hot rock music a very busy dance floor during night. Telephone: 30 22850 73277 Web: Cafe Bar Embassa

Maestro

Maestro is well known for it’s excellent coffee and coffee-art-designs as well as it’s outstanding cocktails, breakfast and snacks. At nighttime Maestro changes into a party location with great music and dance floor. Telephone: 30 22850 73149 Web: Maestro

Best Amorgos Island Hotels

28 Comments

  1. moonmount

    Our family was planning a trip this summer to Athens. However, that is now on hold because of the pandemic issues until possibly next year. Your comprehensive review of Amorgos Island is very tempting. I love the restaurants and selections of native foods. Nice review of the hotels and there quality rating. Are there a lot of archeological sites available for touring. I am interested in both ancient Greek and Minoa sites. I also like the beach reviews especially suggesting what type of activities are there such as snorkeling. Based on this enticing review I am thinking about including Amorgos on my future vacation in Greece.     

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, you will find Amorgos Island Greece to be wonderful.  They do also have plenty of archeological sites that you can visit while you are there.  I think it would be a great vacation for you and your family!

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  2. Steve G

    Many years ago I had the opportunity to visit Athens for a few weeks on a business trip.   It was a wonderful experience, really enjoyed the people and especially the restaurants.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to visit any of the islands.   Been looking forward to returning on a vacation.    Once all of this virus stuff settles down.   Amorgos sounds perfect, with very reasonable restaurant prices.    What are the ways to get to the island and what should we expect for fares?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Hi Steve and thanks for visiting my Amorgos Island Greece page.  You can get to Amorgos by ferry or by plane.  Airfare would really depend on where you are flying from.    You can also get there by ferry or ship.  You can find the alternatives here and I believe there are links to pricing as well.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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  3. Lalita

    Wow! This is an amazing article. It has got me all dreamy eyed thinking of a holiday smack in the middle of peak working season I’d not heard of the Amorgos Island before which makes it an even more interesting prospect. I never knew that Greece is so blessed that’s a lot I am planning a long time vacation to Greece slated for later this and I must tell that I have saved every article you have written on Greece awaiting that time

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Greece is beautiful for sure.  I know you will have a wonderful time.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Sam

    I’ve always wanted to visit Greece. The water always looks so beautiful and clear. The all-inclusive sailing tour from Naxos to the small Cyclades that you mentioned sounds like an amazing experience. I still really want to see all of the popular touristy stuff but I’ll be adding Amorgos to my list too! Thanks for introducing me to Amorgos 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Sam.  I like a variety too, the touristy maybe crowded stuff along with some relaxing peaceful time like time spent on Amorgos Island.  Greece is definitely a wonderful place.  I am sure you will enjoy when you go.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Mark

    Wow! This is an amazing article. It has got me all dreamy eyed thinking of a holiday smack in the middle of peak working season 🙂 I’d not heard of the Amorgos Island before which makes it an even more interesting prospect. I particularly like that you shared various options of beaches as well as where to eat and stay. How holistic! Your advisory on when to travel is simply priceless. Holidays to the less known spots are best enjoyed during the low peak season. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.

    We are Blessed.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed reading my Amorgos Island Greece Guide Mark.  Sounds like you have a new destination for your bucket list.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some comments.

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  6. Karin Nauber

    The more I explore your site and see more of the great travel opportunities in Greece, the more convinced I am that I will need to take at least a couple of months to explore this amazing place. So much cultural and historical value, not to mention all the incredible beaches! Since I write blogs for a living, I might not even want to come back! 

    While all the beaches look amazing, I think Aegiali Beach looks like the one I would want to go to for a day or two (unless I move there, then I’ll go more often!). The dining, entertainment and day cruises look like a lot of fun, too.

    I am so looking forward to booking my trip and maybe even staying longer!

    Karin 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh I totally agree with staying a couple of months.  Heck I think I could live there as well.  My youngest son is finishing up with school and he will be out on his own.  I am with you!  Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave me some comments.

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  7. Alex Chivers

    Hey,  Just finished reading sounds like paradise – I’ve been to Corfu in Greece this was nice apart from the insects they were the only thing I didn’t enjoy.  It sounds like a good value for money as well.  It definitely sounds like somewhere I would like to visit.  Also well done the post it’s very impressive – it describes the place well.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Alex, I am glad you enjoyed.  What time of year did you go to Corfu that you encountered so many insects?  I am just curious.  I don’t want to experience the same thing!   Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  8. Shanta Rahman

    Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with me and as a traveler I can say Amorgos Island Greece Travel Guide is really great. Greece is my favorite place and I would definitely like to thank you for sharing the article with all the information about all the leisure facilities here. Amorgos Island has a temperate Mediterranean climate and therefore plans to move here in May. This Weather is my very choice .I must definitely test here the famous beaches, traditional tourist places, restaurants, traditional food, etc. Local vegetables cooked with lemon and grilled catches of the day are very popular dishes and the quality of the food here is very exceptional .I would like to hear my live Rembetiko music at Loukaki’s Ksana location .As you read through all the details of your article, my interest in travel has grown and I am very happy with the travel guide for linguistic publishing and financial transactions so I will be here soon and will definitely share my new experiences with you.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad I peaked your interest in Amorgos Island Greece.  I do believe you would enjoy a vacation to this slice of paradise.  Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  9. sabrinamou

    I appreciate a great deal while perusing your article on Amorgos Island Greece travel guide. I read the previous article of yours that you wrote. This is a perfect article for those of us who want to go to the beach. I can know about Amorgos Island Greece. Amorgos Island Greece blends history, culture, and architecture with a rugged Adriatic setting of traditional fishing villages, beaches, restaurants, and cafe bars. There are so many beaches in this area. Every year many people visit this place. The video is very awesome and I love it. I am going to bookmark it. While traveling to Amorgos Island Greece, we will try to visit everything listed by you. Your guide is very helpful for travelers. Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Sabrina, thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Pentrental

    Wow another excellent Greek isle recommendation! Good to know that Amorgos Island is one of the most beautiful islands. Mind-blowing landscapes, Cycladic architecture, caves and amazing beaches, these are definitely things I look for when considering Greek travel. I’m particularly interested in caves, and would interested to know if you have any recommendations there. For beaches, Maltezi Beach and Katapola Beach look particularly inviting. As always I appreciate the restaurant recommendations. I’ll save this post along with the others for reference, thanks!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes they do have sea caves 🙂    You will want to visit Mouros Beach, as this beach has impressive sea caves that you will love.  So another beach to add to your list.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  11. Success Business Online

    This is my first time coming across Amorgos Island Greece.  

    To be honest, I did not even know about the existence of this island until I came across this article.

    Being a nature love , I am glad that Amorgos Island is one of the hidden gems of the Cyclades. Looking at the picture, it seemed like a wonderful place for a getaway who anyone seeking peace and nature connection.  What makes it great that this place is still not publicly known to mass tourism.

    Surrounded by big hills and mountains, it seemed like must go visit place even for myself.  Thank you for sharing the video on how the beautiful sea looks like.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome and I am glad you enjoyed reading and learning about Amorgos Island Greece.  Yes, so untouched compared to the other Cyclades.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  12. Feji ben

    I must say a big thank you to you for your extremely nice job so far on places to visit in Greece..your guides has really one me to a lot of good places one could visit in Greece although I have been to some part of Greece a few ties but I never knew that Greece is so blessed that’s a lot I am planning a long time vacation to Greece slated for later this and I must tell that I have saved every article you have written on Greece  awaiting that time

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Ben!  Please let me know if you need any additional information or help with your planning.  I would love to help.  And I am glad you have enjoyed my Greece guides.  Thank you for stopping by!

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  13. Evagreene

    Wow! Such an amazing guide! You actually painted the complete beauty of Amorgos island in your article which I love so much. Though I’ve not been to Greece before, but it will put an unending smile on my face to visit the Amorgos island and other interesting and historical places in Greece. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great 🙂  I am so glad you have you ready to pack your bags and head to Amorgos Island Greece!  I do believe you would fall in love with the place.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me some comments.

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  14. Denton

    My wife and i have always wanted to visit Greece. We love the thought of laying on the beach in a foreign country enjoying the time with our lovely kiddos. If we ever get to go we will most definitely be visiting Aegiali Beach due to it being so kid friendly as you mentioned. And we have 2 youngins of our own.

    i was wondering though. Do they offer classes such as scuba diving or windsurfing possibly? 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Hi Denton, yes you can get wind surfing lessons thru Enter Text and Scuba Diving lessons thru Adrenaline Hunter.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.  Thanks for stopping by.

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