Amorgos

Amorgos is a quiet and beautiful island in the Cyclades. We were three days on Amorgos and visited Katapola, Chora and the Monastery Chozoviotissa. There are separate posts about this places. Katapola is  in a bay and has three parts which are connected by a road. On the side with a small port there are hotels, restaurants and shops. Opposite there are some nice little restaurants right on the water and in the middle part there is a large church.

The monastery Chozoviotissa is the most popular and impressive place on Amorgos. It’s well known by the movie ‘The Deep Blue’ by Luc Besson. The start sequence is a fly over the sea directly to the monastery which is build in the cliff. Some other szenes of this movie were made on Amorgos, and so this movie gave the tourism a little push. The monastery was build in the 9th centry and there still live monks. You can visit the monastery every day but don’t forget long pants. The Chora is  a small village on the mountain with typical while houses in small alleys and some very nice cafe’s and restaurants.