Kato Meria (literally the “Lower Side”) remains unknown to most visitors of Amorgos but a trip there will reward you with a pure rural Cycladic landscape and genuine hospitality.
Our first stop will be the village of Vroutsi, where we will admire the local architecture and surrounding area. We will continue to Arkesini, the main settlement of Kato Meria, where we will enjoy a coffee at a traditional kafenío (coffee place) right next to the Hellenistic tower of Agia Triada, a well preserved building of the 4th century BC. We will also stroll around the village, meeting people at their everyday activities. We will then continue to Agia Paraskevi, the location of the biggest panygiri (traditional festival) of Amorgos, before continuing to the beach of Kalotaritissa, a well protected bay at the southwestern tip of Amorgos. On our way, we will see the bay of Liveros and the shipwreck of Olympia lying there. We will start our return back from the village of Kolofana before stopping for a light lunch in a well-known restaurant of the area of Kato Meria, the last part of our trip.