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Travel Greece: The big blue of Amorgos!

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

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.

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

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.

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

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.

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

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!

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

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.

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

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 Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

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.

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

Amorgos Greece - Αμοργός Ελλάδα

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!

Kisses, Lena

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    Ελένη Β
    7 May 2017 at 00:15

    Υπέροχος τόπος!!! τόπος του απέραντου γαλάζιου!

  2. Reply
    Antigoni
    6 May 2017 at 08:57

    Αμοργός ο έρωτας μου! Έχω πάει 3 φορές και ανυπομονώ να ξαναπάω. Κάθε φορά ανακαλύπτεις και κάτι καινούριο. Είναι νησί που είτε θα το ερωτευτείς από την πρώτη στιγμή είτε θα θέλεις να φύγεις.

  3. Reply
    zina
    5 May 2017 at 12:28

    Unfrotunately I have never been in Amorgos…so far! But the film (one of my favorites!) and your photos, make me wanna travel now!

    1. Reply
      Lena
      5 May 2017 at 14:28

      Thank you, Zina! You definitely must travel there! Ideal summer destination!

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