Amorgos used to be just another remote Aegean island, largely unknown but to a handful of devoted visitors who defied the long and unreliable ferry trip to this wild range of mountains rising from the sea. And then, in 1988, Luc Besson chose Amorgos as the main scene for his film “The Big Blue”. Intrigued visitors from all over the world overtook the journey to discover the crystal clear waters and dramatic landscape seen in the film. Amorgos’ name became synonymous to the Big Blue.
FindinGreece will take you through this wonderful land, from its famous beaches and landmark Monastery, up to the mountain villages, where life has remained the same for centuries. Traditional festivals, local products and a well maintained network of hiking paths will immerse you into a true travel in time.
Amorgos can be reached by ferry only and is connected to several Greek ports all year round, including Piraeus (port of Athens). There are two ports on Amorgos, Katapola and Aegiali, and ferries arrive at both of them. During summer season, there are more connections with the port of Piraeus, as well as with other Aegean islands (including Mykonos and Santorini), mainly through the port of Katapola.
You can visit Ferryhopper in order to plan your itinerary.
There is a bus service connecting most of the island’s villages and points of interest from May to early October. During the rest of the year, public transport is limited to the school bus schedules, linking all villages to Chora in the morning and returning back to the villages in the afternoon, weekdays only.
You can check the timetables available at the Amorgos Bus Company website.
Taxi, minibus and bus charter is available, as well as car, motorbike and squad rental.