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The island of “The Big Blue” – where a large part of Luc Besson’s film was shot – is at the southeastern edge of the Cyclades and is characterized by very special scenery: mountains, steep coasts ideal for climbing, terraces, precipices and picturesque coves with azure waters.


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Built in the middle of the island between low hills, the labyrinthine town of Hora on Amorgos is for many people the most beautiful town in the Cyclades. Its small white lanes, decorated with bougainvillea blossoms, its houses built in the traditional Cycladic style, traditional coffee shops and shady squares invite visitors to let themselves be charmed by its magic. Spend a morning walking through its narrow streets, rest in the coffee shops to enjoy a traditional Cycladic breakfast, visit its Castle and churches, and chat with the local people who always welcome visitors with a wide, sincere smile. In the afternoon, the entire island gathers here to enjoy the local food and drink in the ouzeries and restaurants, and in the evening, abundant, traditionally matured raki is served at all bars. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly come upon some spontaneous festival on the streets of Hora. It is sure to be one of the little surprises that await you!
Katapola is one of the island’s two ports. Here you will find many little boats to take you to magic beaches. Many boats and small cruise ships dock in the village marina.
Aigiali is the second port of Amorgos. Along its lovely beach, you’ll find many beach bars and tavernas; here too is where most young people gather, because the island’s camp site is in Aigiali. Located on the mountain behind Aigali are three lovely villages: Tholaria, Lagada and Potamos. In all of them you will find good restaurants and bars.
Amorgos is famous for its marked footpaths that cover the entire island. Walking on them, the visitor enjoys the natural beauty of Amorgos, discovers monuments of cultural interest and is enchanted by the view of the vast Aegean.
Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa
On the mountain of Profitis Ilias, 300 meters from the sea, stands a small miracle of human nature: the monastery of the Panagia Hozoviotissa. Visible only from the sea, it is a unique creation of the human will contrary to the elements of nature. As though a giant hand had painted it on the rock, seeing it arouses awe and admiration and causes the visitor to wonder how, in the 10th century, people were able to build this architectural masterpiece, one of the most important religious monuments in Greece. On 21 November every year, a festival is held with food and traditional Amorgian sweet pasteli, and at Easter the icon of the Panagia is carried all over the island.

Source: www.amorgos.gr