May is coming and I started counting down to the summer! I imagine that pretty much all of us have begun thinking of summer vacations. If you are thinking about holidays on a Greek island, I have a suggestion: Amorgos.
It has become famous through Luc Besson’s «The Big Blue» (you have seen the movie, haven’t you?) and indeed the first thought you make when you reach the beach of Agia Anna is exactly this: «the big blue». I was greeted by the first day we arrived on the island some summers ago. It will always be number 1 on my travel list.
It is understood that since we are talking about the Cyclades, Amorgos does not escape the rule and is essentially a rock in the sea. Do not expect endless beaches with white sand and dense vegetation. Its charm is hidden in its wild landscape.
We adored the Mouros beach, hidden in the rocks, and the Agios Pavlos one, with its peculiar formation. Crystal and clear water, sun and shingles! Greek summer!
Walking in the narrow alleys of Hora, the capital village of the island is essential, and when I say narrow I mean that in some only fits a one person. I think it is one of the most picturesque villages of the Cyclades. And it goes without saying that we did not miss to drink roasted raki and rakomelo at the small cafes hidden in the alleys.
Monastery of Hozoviotissa is unique, literally wedged between the steep cliffs. It is visible only from the sea and to get there you are need to go up 300 stairs. The view from there is simply breathtaking!
Amorgos for me is a scent of sage and lavender, a relaxed mood either wandering in Hora or hanging out in the Egiali’s beach bars, the goats perched on the rocks (the fact is that it was a terrifying experience the first night until we realized what it was), imposing scenery, big blue.
And let’s stop here with the romantic nostalgia … Haha! I just think it’s one of the places that get tremendous fans! If you like it, you fall in love with the island and it keeps inviting you to come back!