Posts tagged pebbles

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).


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.


Maltezi is located very close to the port of Katapola and nearby Agios Panteleimonas. This sprawling pebbly beach with the turquise is like a chill-out lounge for the sunbathers of Amorgos bearing them sunbeds, umbrellas and a loud dancing beach bar. It is accessible either on foot following the well-marked hiking path through Xylokeratididi (approximately 40 minutes) or by boat (departing from Katapola/running every half an hour during high season).

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.


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). 


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.