Posts tagged Amorgos
Katapola

With a simple Cycladic architecture, full of tourism shops, Katapola stands as the main port of the island, and yet has been characterized as a traditional settlement. Being also a mooring for fishing boats and ferrys, along the village one can relax next to the beach, visit one of the many taverns, cult cafes and beach bars or even take a walk to the nearby settlements of Xylokeratidi and Rachidi. In Katapola there are also hotels and rooms to rent.

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Chora

Chora, aka the delightful cliff-edged capital of Amorgos, itself considered to be one of the most beautiful settlement in the Cyclades. Located at the heart of this rugged island was chosen from the locals in order to protect themselves from the pirate raids. Apart from the countless labyrinthine lanes and whitewashed cobbled streets with «skiades» (passages covered from alleys), an abundant of whitewashed churches (about 30 churches and small chapels), two-storey mansions with the colorful porch windows and the courtyards full of bougainvilleas, is defined by the wheat windmills standing on top of a hillside. There one can find the lovely square of Loza, the archaeological and ecclesiastical museum, a castle from the 13th century, a handful of traditional cafes, taverns, rakadika (raki bars), bars, but also rooms-to-let and quaint hotels.

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Tholaria

At the most northern part of Amorgos, Tholaria, is a hamlet amphitheatrically built above Aegiali, nearby the archaeological site of the homonymous ancient city. With its white washed cube houses built next to and on top of one another and a maze of paved narrow alleys covered with delicate arches, the settlement also offers a couple of rooms-to-rent, hotels, several taverns and kafeneia (traditional Greek coffee shops), as well as the imposing church of Agioi Anargiroi.

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Potamos

Along the slopes of Sellada Mountain is laying the scenic tiny settlement of Potamos. It is characterized by narrow cobbled street links (like a labyrinth), which used to keep the pirated away in the past, as well as two-storey houses and whitewashed yards. Being just a breath on top of Aegiali port, it also offers scenic views and it is the place to catch one of the island’s most beautiful sunsets.

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