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Mouros

Mouros (one of the best beaches in Amorgos) is an electric-blue water beach about 15 kilometers from Chora, 18 kilometers from Katapola and 32 kilometers from the port of Aegiali. The relatively small pebbly beach area is surrounded by two caves, rippling clear waters and outcropping rocks for diving. Best visited by car through a 2km drive on a gravel road that starts at the homonymous settlement, where you can leav your car in a small parking lot, and start walking on a relatively steep downhill trail with steps of about 400 meters. The café-bar above the beach offers some of the best views on Aegean Sea, and there is also a traditional tavern.

Plakes

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).

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.