amorgos

When to visit

 
 
 
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Autumn

why to go

  • to hike the long and short-distance trails

  • to watch movies during the International Short Film Tourism Festival (by the end of October)

  • for the “Xerotigano” Festival (fried dough strips) in early September

Winter

why to go

  • to participate in the celebrations of the Monastery of Hozoviotissa (November 21 aka the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

 
 
 

Spring

why to go

  • to walk around the whitewashed Cycladic-shaped houses in some of Amorgos’s villages (Tholaria, Lagada and Potamos), enjoying the breathtaking views of Aegean Sea

  • to experience the “Captain's” custom on the last Sunday of the Carnival

  • to appreciate a genuine Greek Easter

  • to take part in the litany of the icon of the Virgin Mary on the Sunday of Thomas (one week after Easer)

  • to enjoy a tapestry of thousands of wild flowers and herbs that you can even buy from the island’s shops

  • to run Amorgos Trail Challenge

Summer

why to go

  • to swim in the secluded beaches of Amorgos

  • to attend the programme of the Constellation of Amorgos (end of June)

  • to experience the cultural project “Isolario” (Nisologio in Greek), a series of cultural activities (from short documentary screenings, performances, aka karagkiozis, to traditional and jazz concerts) occurring from the 20th of July until the 1st day of August

  • to go to the two-days feast of Agia Paraskevi happening in Kato Meria on the 25th and 26th of July

  • to taste some “psimeni raki” at the local feast happening in Katapola on the 26th of July

  • to celebrate with the locals one of the biggest Amorgos events that takes place in Panagia Epanochoriani at the village of Lagada on the 15th of August (Dekapentavgustos, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary)

  • to honor the local treat of Amorgos, “pasteli” (a type of nougat) celebrated by the end of August (in Chora)

 
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