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25 Reasons You Should Never Visit Greece

25 Reasons You Should Never Visit Greece

1. Some people seem to believe that Greece is a beautiful place.   Visit Greece / Creative Commons / Via Mountain Side in Halkidiki Halkidiki. 2. And that...
Chora - Amorgos

Castle of Amorgos

History Chora is the capital of Amorgos. It was founded in the early Byzantine period and developed after the 8th century AD when the population...

Asfontilitis, a monument of Amorgian rural architecture

The once vibrant agricultural establishment, untouched by later influences, seals the site with its simple aesthetics: threshing floors and wells, ovens and the internal...

Amorgos Beaches

Amorgos is famous for its beaches and the pure waters. These beaches were chosen by Luc Besson as scenery of his movie, The Big Blue. Main beaches on Amorgos are Katapola and Aegialis...

Traditional Lighthouse of Amorgos Island

The lighthouse Katapola (vathi in Amorgos was built in 1882.) It's one of the oldest lighthouses of the Greek lighthouse network. Νowadays there are...

Climbing to the Monastery of Hozoviotissa in Amorgos

The Monaster of Panaghia Hozoviotissa, an architectural masterpiece, was founded by the Emperor Alexius Commenius I in the 11th century...

Shipwreck on the Amorgos Island

Mr. Nikitas, coffee maker in Kolofana, remembers the shipwreck of “Olympia”, which impressed so much Luc Besson, that he selects it for setting in“Le grand bleu”
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Amorgos – Hozoviotissa monastery the Cycladic architectural marvel

What a spectacular monastery! Hozoviotissa monastery is built on a cliff's side on Amorgos, part of the Cyclades islands. The monastery accommodates a few monks...

Psimeni Raki

Amorgos is the only place that still produces Psimeni Raki. The Psimeni Raki sometimes is offered as an apperitif and sometimes as a digestive, but mostly as an offering at parties and gatherings.

Wedding in Amorgos

Amorgos is one of my favorite islands. I hadn’t visited for many years, so I was extremely pleased when Tim & Ritsa asked me to photograph their wedding there

Patatato a traditional dish of Amorgos Island

Patatato,a portion of goat meat cooked in a pot with potatoes

Folk music of Amorgos

The inhabitants of Amorgos, despite everyday hardship in their isolated and rocky island, never pass on an opportunity to celebrate, composing their own songs