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Activities on the Island of Amorgos

Plan a Journey

There are several well marked trails on the island, along which you can discover the island’s diverse flora and fauna and its rich cultural treasures. They offer superb sea views!

1. Palia Strata (Chora- Aigiali bay): a demanding route to follow as it’s 11.5 km long! This 4-hour-hike starts from Chora, continues past the Monastery of Hozoviotissa, goes halfway across the island to Potamos and on to Aigiali Bay.
2. Fotodotis, connecting Chora with Katapola, is an easy one hour hike along a cobblestone path with beautiful views to the sea.
3. Itonia (Lefkes, Agioi Saranta, Kamari, Kastri, Vroutsi, Rachoula, Arkesini) is a 3-hour difficult hike (10 km). Discover sites of cultural interest, such as the ancient Acropolis, and let the history of the island unfold before your eyes!
4. The footpath of Melania (Aigiali Bay, Lagkada, Stroumpos, Panagia Epanohorini, Tholaria) is a 4.5 km route, an easy two-hour hike, which goes past traditional villages and ancient Cycladic ruins. Enjoy the stunning view of the bay.
5. The footpath of Pan (Lagkada, Agios Ioannis, Stavros, Krikelos) is 6.5 km long, a two-hour hike, which goes past the Byzantine Monastery of Ioannis Theologos and Stavros Chapel and up to the highest point of the island, Mount Krikelos, 812 m. above sea level. Although it is considered to be a difficult path, the superb sea views make it worthwhile.
6. Valsamitis is an easy one-hour hike. It goes past Agios Georgios Valsamitis Church and ends at ancient Minoa, where you can admire parts of the ancient stadium, the gymnasium and the Temple of Dionysus.

Tip: Wear a pair of comfortable hiking shoes and start early in the morning. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you and a wind-resistant jacket to protect you from the strong winds!