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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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