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About Amorgos

Just southeast of Naxos and Paros, Amorgos is amongst the lesser-known of the islands in the Cyclades group. Just 30kms across, this long, narrow island is surrounded by sparkling azure waters, picturesque fishing ports and craggy cliffs. Its interior, too, is rocky, with mountains rising above 800 metres and whitewashed windmills studded between groves of olive trees. Popular with keen hikers as well as snorkellers and divers, this is a brilliant destination for outdoorsy enthusiasts. Accommodation options are increasingly wide-ranging, with some lovely boutique options taking centre stage as the best places to stay in Amorgos.

Begin your explorations in Hora, a timeless community set on a ridge above the island’s main port. The 13th-century Kastro and striking windmills rise above winding streets lined by bars, boutiques and eateries, some of which boast dazzling views of the Aegean Sea from their shaded terraces. The Archaeology Museum will delight heritage aficionados. Katapola, on the water, also has a lively buzz and some great restaurants — but the big draw is the wonderful Moni Mozoviotissa, a working monastery embedded into the cliff face between the two towns. Built in the 11th Century, this is an astonishing landmark, and one best discovered on a tour with one of the resident monks, who welcome guests gathered at the tiny green door.

Head up into the hills for challenging mountain hikes along ancient routes, or towards the Aegean for sailing, diving and snorkelling. Amorgos was one of the settings for Luc Besson's iconic film The Big Blue and its pebbled beaches and underwater worlds are spectacular. Expect the peak summer season to be busy, so travel in late spring or early autumn to guarantee a room at one of the best places to stay in Amorgos.

The Best Places to Stay in Amorgos

For Families

  • Lakki Village is a wonderfully family-friendly collection of bungalows and apartments with blue woodwork, pebble-studded floors and whitewashed walls surrounding a refreshing swimming pool. There's a shallow-water beach nearby, and a convivial feel in the communal areas. A relaxed family favourite, with excellent hosts.

For Romance

  • Aegialis Hotel & Spa promises a sleek five-star experience, with contemporary rooms and suites boasting uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea. The Ambrosia restaurant's gourmet fare is superb, and there are rejuvenating treatments at the deluxe spa. A romantic and ingulent island escape.
  • Vorina Ktismata offers just five standalone suites on the edge of Chora. Delightfully romantic, these immaculate suites are the perfect bolthole for a tranquil couples' holiday, complete with attentive service, panoramic views of the hills and coastline, and plenty of privacy. Lovely.

For Great Value

  • Emprostiada Guest House is a charming little spot in the picturesque village of Chora, with white walls, blue furnishings and lashings of classic Cycladic style. Simple and affordable, this is a friendly base for budget-conscious travellers eager to explore the village on foot.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Athens International Airport, and hop aboard a ferry from Athens to Amogos, or fly to Naxos Airport and take a much shorter ferry from there.
  • There's plenty to see if you're keen to explore Amorgos independently! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect hot summers, with temperatures reaching around 28°C between June and August, which is also peak season. For fewer crowds and cooler weather travel in April, May or late September, when you can also find great hotel deals.



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Best Hotels in Amorgos

  • Emprostiada Guest House Chora, Amorgos 11 rooms from £43

    Beach Life  -  Amorgos has an abundance of beaches for you to explore and enjoy at your leisure.
    Value chic  -  Traditional Grecian stay in style at a great price
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Chora's 13th century castle, or the Byzantine churches.
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    In the heart of the Aegean the Emprostiada is the ideal island getaway. The guest house is designed in the classic Cycladic white-wash, adding to the idyllic rooms quiet and calming features. Local restaurants are close by and this quiet island's many beaches are yours to explore as you please. See More

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  • Lakki Village Amorgos 10 rooms from £56

    Great walks  -  Up the hills or along the sea front.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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    Sand between your toes just outside a gorgeous white island village. Shallow waters and long beaches make it ideal for young families. Enjoy the luxuries of a pool, restaurant and bar on site. Rooms are breezy and comfortable - barefoot seaside fun with its own great taverna. See More

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  • Aegialis Hotel & Spa Aegiali, Amorgos 49 rooms from £108

    Total relaxation  -  The ideal island escape for an indulgent holiday, with deluxe suites, yummy food and an extensive spa.
    Local exploring  -  A ten minute walk up the cliffs edge from Katapola village and the beach.
    Diving  -  The crystal clear waters along this stretch of coast provide ample opportunity for scuba diving.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the fascinating Monastery of Hozoviotissa.
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    A delightful five-star hotel on the peaceful, picturesque island of Amorgos. The luxurious rooms offer spectacular views across a quiet bay, to the island’s volcanic mountains. With two excellent restaurants and an extensive spa, it's perfect for a relaxing holiday in the sun. See More

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  • Vorina Ktismata Amorgós, Amorgos 5 rooms from £126

    Romantic Break  -  The bright, contemporary rooms and beautiful natural setting make this a perfect couples' getaway
    Country Escape  -  This guesthouse offers panoramic views of the mountains and the coast; a unique country escape
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the stunning Monastery of Hozoviotissa, the second oldest monastery in Greece built into a cliffside 300m above sea
    Great walks  -  Explore the beautiful natural setting on a long walk; enquire with your hosts for recommended routes
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    This luxury guesthouse is located on Amorgos, the easternmost island in the Cyclades. The accommodation is made up of 7 apartments including 3 generously sized suites, all with COCO-MAT beds; the best suite offers a veranda and pergola with panoramic sea views. A unique and tranquil bolt-hole. See More

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