Amorgos

When a film changed life for ever

Amorgos: When a film changed life for ever

Amorgos used to be just another off-the-beaten-track 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 to a true travel in time.

FindinGreece has designed a whole variety of walking tours, guided tours, and hiking tours on Amorgos to introduce you to its history, culture, traditions, gastronomy and local people.
Each one of our tour includes a visit to a cultural monument or a farm, a workshop, a traditional cafe, an old olive press and many other beautiful preserved places.
Before becoming the Island of the Big Blue, Amorgos has been a place of importance with a strong history and one of the center of the Cycladic civilization in the 4th Millenary BC. From the antiquity up to the 20th century the island had many up and downs as consequents of pirates attacks, change of powers (romans, Byzance, Venitians, turks, dictature…). Today we can explore this past through all the monuments, architecture but also local traditions. 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 on Amorgos will immerse you to a true travel in time.

Although Amorgos is a strong candidate for the top list of summer festivals, you would be surprised with the celebrations taking place right in the heart of winter. Experience the local Carnival and traditional custom of “Kapetanios” or join the celebration of Panagia Chozoviotissa, the landmark of the island, on November 21st.
Check out our calendar to discover more events taking place on Amorgos.

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Getting there

Amorgos can only be reached by ferry and is connected to several Greek ports all year round, including Piraeus (port of Athens).
There are two ports on Amorgos, Katapola and Aegiali. 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 (Mykonos and Santorini included), mainly through the port of Katapola.

You can visit our partners Ferryhopper website in order to plan your itinerary.

Getting around

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 upon request.
Car, motorbike and squad rental is also available. Please contact us for options.

Accommodation

Book a house or a hotel on Amorgos, contact FindinGreece

With a wide variety of accommodation options in almost all villages (pensions, hotels, traditional houses, studios, 5* hotel), FindinGreece can assist you and present you with all possibilities that match your needs and desires.
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