Amorgos Beaches

Aegiali It is 15km far from Chora and the distance is covered by a regular bus service. It is a large horseshoe shaped bay where all the shades of blue are displayed, the beach is of white fine sand, the sea is crystal clear.Part of the beach is equipped with deckchairs and beach umbrellas. Behind the beach there are bars, taverns, cafes, ouzeries. The beach is nearby the picturesque marina of Aegiali. The bay is dominated by the villages of Potamos, on the harbour’s right, Tholaria, on the left and Langata in the center At the foot of the beach is Ornos. The road that connects Chora to Aegiali offers beautiful views: the red mountains dive into the sea creating enchanting inlets. This part of the coast is truly splendid, indented with countless deep blue inlets. This sea deserves to be admired.

Agia Anna It is 3km from Chora. Both the small church of Saint Anna (Aghia Anna) and the beach that has the same name can be reached through a path which begins from the left side of the car park .On the right side instead there is another trail that after 400m takes to another beach, much smaller, also named Aghia Anna. This transparent water beach is marked by two rock stacks.  For those who love trekking or if you are just in the mood for a nice walk under the sun, the beach is connected to Chora by a trail that starts behind the car park located near Kato Yetonia and crosses the terraced fields before arriving to the sea (1 hour walk).The bay view leaves you speechless, it is simply perfect, with rocks scattered along the deep blue sea coast. Right in front of you is the small Megalo Viokastro isle, on your left there is Mikro Viokastro. It is a postcard landscape. On our left we can catch a glimpse of the monastery. The scenery where this monastery stands is impressive, perfectly set in a cavity of the Prophet Elijah’s mountain; it is a striking and touching vision. The sea, lying exactly at the foot of the monastery shows the whole range of colours from green to blue.

Agios Paylos The beach at Aghios Pavlos is between Chora and Aegiali which is respectively 10 km and 5 km distance is covered by the bus service. From Chora follow the signs to the village of Aegiali, after about 10 km, a sign points to the beach on the left.
White pebble beach and crystal clear water with a spit of sand that extends to the island of Nikouria that is opposite.
On the beach, the Taverna Barbayianni offers snacks and drinks.

Gramvoussa Behind the bay of Kalotiratissa we find the small isle of Gramvoussa where there is a nice beach with sand, cobbles and crystal clear water. This beach can be reached from the port of Katapola or from the beach of Kalotiratissa using the “beach-taxi” service.

Kalotaritissa –  Kato Meria It is 23km from Chora. The street leading to the beach winds along rocks and a crystal clear sea, offering enchanting views.
The bay, of golden sand and transparent water, unfolds before us.
This area abounds with fish so we can find those typical colourful fishing boats. The beach is partly equipped with deckchairs and beach umbrellas for rent (6 € in September). There is also a bar on the beach, named Kanteen, where beside the sandwiches you can also get some traditional Greek games.

Katapola Beach Katapola beach is located in the middle of Amorgos Island. This area is famed for its harbour. The harbour at Katapola is one of the finest natural harbours in the Aegean Sea and the Cycladic region.One can have a glimpse of numerous sailing boats anchoring for shelter here. Katapola beach stretches through three settlements: Katapola, Rahidi and Xilokeratidi. The beach at Katapola is a regular sandy beach.

Levrosos – Aegiali It is another sand and small pebbles beach near Agiali.Follow the traffic signs directing to Tholaria and before the village make a left where indicated by the signs.
The road that after the fork takes to a smal parking lot (large enough for just about 10 cars) is unmade but still practicable by cars and motorcycles. From the small square starts a 1 minute trail which takes to the bay that lies underneath.
Tamarisk trees offer shadow. Officially it is not a nudist beach, but it is not uncommon to find them.

Maltezi –  Katapola This is a fine sand beach with transparent water that can be reached walking or by boat (caique) from the pier of Katapola (in front of the Amorgos pension).The frequency of the departures is 30min during high season. The one-way ticket is 3 €, 5 € for the roundtrip ticket. Tickets are sold aboard.
Trekking lovers can reach Maltezi beach through a trail that crosses the village of Xilocheratidi. It is approximately a 40 min walk. Beach umbrellas and deckchairs for rent are available on the beach. There is also a bar.

Mourou beach It is about 15km from Chora. Beyond the village of Kamari, heading south, there is a fork on the road with a sign that indicates the direction to the beach to the left. From here 2km of half asphalted and rather steep road takes to a parking lot from which a 400m path leads to the spectacular beach. In this fine pebbles small beach the sea is crystal clear. Over the beach, the homonymous tavern, offers fresh drinks and delicious fish and meat snacks together with a breathtaking view.

Paradisia beach – Kato meria It is 20 km far from Chora. After passing the crossroad to the beach of Kalotiratissa, 2 Km past the village of Kalofana, the road ends at the Ayia Paraskevi church. From here a steep trail about 500m long takes to a small beach of cobbles and rocks…a paradise.
The distance is covered by a regular bus service (up to the church).
On the 26th of July by the church of Aghia  Paraskevi believers and pilgrims participate to an important religious celebration  that honours the Saint.
During the celebration Patatato is being offered, the traditional dish made with lamb cooked with potatoes.

Your favorite beach


1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here