Looking for The Best Places to Stay in Amorgos? 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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recommended Amorgos Tours & Activities (From Naxos)
All-Inclusive Catamaran Day Cruise
Leave Naxos for a lazy day at sea, cruising by contemporary catamaran. With the boat work, navigation, and lunch prep left to the crew, your time is your own to enjoy as you wish. Soak up the sun on deck with complimentary drinks, cruise to secluded coves that would be tricky to access alone, and enjoy dips in the Aegean Sea to dive safely and snorkel beneath the waves. Book Your All-Inclusive Catamaran Day Cruise Here.
Delos and Mykonos One Day Cruise from Naxos
Delos, the island where ancient Greeks believe Apollo was born, is a 2-hour journey from Naxos by two separate public ferries. This convenient boat service, tailored to travelers, gets you there in much less than an hour, with three hours to explore before you hop to neighboring Mykonos. Book Your Delos & Mykonos One-Day Cruise Here.
Sea Caves Kayak Trip with Picnic, Snorkeling & Sunset
Paddle a kayak through the south coast of Santorini. Explore sea caves, swim, snorkel, and jump from cliffs. You’ll enjoy a picnic at the beach with local organic products, before taking in the unique sunset across the sparkling Aegean Sea. Book Your Sea Caves Kayak Trip w/Picnic and Snorkeling Here.
All-Inclusive 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. Book Your All-Inclusive Sailing Tour to the Small Cyclades Here.
Half-Day Private Tour of Naxos Island
Discover the real Naxos with a local guide on this half-day tour that covers all the bases: an ancient ruin, a mountain village, a pottery, a distillery and an olive oil factory. Explore the Temple of Demeter, more than 2,500 years old; stroll through picturesque Chalki and Apeiranthos villages; sample olive oil, and more. Book Your Half-Day Private Tour of Naxos Island Here.
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’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 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 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