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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, 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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