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Paradeisia is a beach located about 20 kilometers from Chora, approximately 25 kilometers from Katapola and around 38 kilometers from the port of Aegiali. Usually calm (against the wind-blown beaches in the south) this is a tiny pebbly stretch of beach with crystal waters. The beach is lying 2 kilometers after the settlement of Kolofana, at the site of the church of Agia Paraskevi. With a canteen on the background, Paradeisia can be also accessed via buses (stopping next to the little chapel).


Tyrokomos is to be found nearby the beach of Agioi Saranta and is located approximately 3 kilometers away from Katapola. Its pebbly bank is encircled by a crystal waters providing a great venue for snorkeling. It is best accessible by car following the road that leads to the ancient town of Minoa over the hill of Moutoula and then walking down a trail crossing Lefkes at the settlement of Agios Ioannis (about 20 minutes).

Kato Akrotiri

Kato Akrotiri is lying next to the port of Katapola, almost at the point where the boat is moored. Facing the settlement of Xylokeratidi village, it is a sandy stretch of shoreline with swallow waters. It is easily accessible on foot from the port as well as by car or via the local buses that run frequently during summer to and from Chora/Aegiali.


Katapola is found at the heart of the island and in front of the homonymous village, about 6 kilometers away from Chora and around 22 kilometers from the other port of Amorgos, Aegiali. With a series of trees providing natural shade and just a few powdery footsteps away from a plethora of laid-back cafes and restaurants, this beach is easily accessible by car or via the local buses that are running on a daily basis from Chora and Aegiali.


Laying nearby the port of Katapola, Plakes got its name from the plethora of stony slabs embedded into the sea floor. For gloriously unspoiled wilderness, nude bathing and deep diving, Plakes rank among the finest beaches in the island. It is accessible either by boat (running regularly in the summer from the port of Katapola), or on foot (walking from Katapola or Maltezi beach).

Agios Panteleimonas

The pebbly beach of Agios Panteleimonas, that is sheltered under the homonymous chapel, is located just a breath away from Katapola. A tiny stretch of fine pebbles with seductive crystal-clear waters amidst reefs capturing the attention of those who love diving. It is accessible on foot straight from Katapola (half an hour hike) or by boat (from Maltezi) and then walking about 5 minutes.

Tris Ierarches

Tris Ierarches is a crescent inside the bay of Katapola at the settlement of Xylokeratidi and is sheltered under the homonymous chapel, nearby a cemetery. Devoid of people this pebbly beach offers great views. It is easily accessible by car or via the local buses that run from and to Chora frequently during high season. Alternatively, you can get the bus from Aegiali and walk towards Xylokeratidi.

Nikouria Beaches

Nikouria is a small uninhabited island with 3 remote and underdeveloped sandy shores located approximately 5 kilometers away from Aegiali facing Agios Pavlos beach. Getting here, in order to explore the crystal-clear blue waters, involves a 10 minute trip by boat (departing every half hour from Agios Pavlos - itineraries usually start after the 15th of June and cost 4 euros). During the peak of summer, on one of these beaches, you can even enjoy cocktails from a random beach bar.

Agios Pavlos

The beach is located about 11 kilometers from Chora, approximately 9 kilometers from Aegiali and around 17 kilometers from the main port of Amorgos, Katapola. Clumsily put together with a sugary line of sand and a rocky seabed with transparent emerald waters, Agios Pavlos is divided into two different beaches. There is only one tavern nearby, however you will head to this beach anyway, to hop on ferry to get to the unspoiled sands of Nikouria. Agios Pavlos is easily accessible via local buses, running frequently during summer. Lastly, you can take a short walk to reach another powdery strip of sand, lying next to Agios Pavlos.


Kambi is a beach neighboring Agia Anna Beach and Syrma. Enclosed by high cliffs, making it almost undiscovered from the crowds, Kampi is a skinny-dipping pebbly shoreline of crystal-clear waters overlooking the rocky islet of Megalo Viokastro. There's not much else to do here, except enjoy the superb view at the Monastery of Hozoviotissa. Finally, Kambi is accessible via a hiking path (15min walk) crossing Syrma and following the rocks along the beach (hiking footwear highly recommended). 

Agia Anna

The most emblematic beach of Amorgos, Agia Anna, it’s sheltered under the homonymous scenic chapel and though it bears a tiny slice of coast (there's no little chance of playing beach-mat overlap with strangers), there’s no denying about its reputation. Located about 3 kilometers from Chora and approximately 1,5 kilometers from the Monastery of Hozoviotissa, Agia Anna beach is a perfect crescent of fine pebble sand backed by small rugged caves protecting a calm lagoon of crystal-clear sea, ideal for snorkeling around and exploring. Celebrated worldwide by a memorable scene on Luc Besson’s cult movie The Big Blue, people flock there to marvel at the raw beauty of the Monastery of Hozoviotissa, whereas solitary sun lovers relax and dive from the rocks around the beach. It can be reached on foot from Chora (30min/walk along the path from Kalogeriko), or via car until the parking lot and from there walking down the stairs to the shore. Also, there is a bus service running regularly during summer period.


Sparti beach is in the eastern part of the island, tucked inside the homonymous bay and a steep-sided ravine of 500 meters high. In other words, this is a tiny stretch of bone-white sand and emerald-blue water in which the sun sets over the striking mountains. The beach is only accessible via the ferry that cruises around the island of Amorgos during high season (summer).


Hochlakas is an isolated pebble beach stretched on the northwest side of Aegiali, next to Psili Ammos. With crystal-clear waters and no infrastructure this shoreline is accessible on foot, a-45-minute hike from Aegiali or a-25-minute walk from the parking lot at Levrosos, either by boat from Aegiali to Psili Ammos and then a short 10-minute walk.


Levrosos is nearby Aegiali beach facing the homonymous port of Amorgos. A traditionally nudist place, the beach offers a string of sand, crystal waters, and plentiful trees for shade. The beach is accessible on foot in about 20 minutes following a path that begins at the end of Aegiali beach. Alternatively, it can be reached by boat or by car following the road that leads to the village of Tholaria (passing a small parking lot and walking down a trail of about 100 meters to the beach). On the beach there is only a canteen.