Amorgos Sights

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Ancient Aegiali – Vigla Tholaria Amorgos

Ancient Aegiali – Vigla

Vigla was the acropolis of ancient Aegialis and the biggest sculpture of the Cycladic Age was found in this area. The site is situated just next to the village Tholaria in the north of Amorgos.

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Ecclesiastical Museum of Agios Anargiron Tholaria Amorgos

Ecclesiastical Museum of Agios Anargiron

The museum is located below the Church of Agion Anargion in Tholaria. Of interest is for instance “The Holy Cross” from appr. 1795 which is one of the few that show “The Resurrection of Christ” instead of the crucifixion.

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Agia Trianda Chapel Langada Amorgos

Agia Trianda Chapel

The chapel is “hanging on the cliff” only 5 minutes walk from Langada in the north of Amorgos. It was built during the years of piracy and was used as an occasional hiding place for the Aegialis population and overlook the whole valley and bay of Aegiali.

Celebration:
50 days after the Greek Easter

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Agios Ioannis Theologos Amorgos

Agios Ioannis Theologos

An early Byzantine church a one and half hour’s walk from Langada in the north part of Amorgos. It is built on the site of an ancient temple in beautiful surroundings.

Celebration of Theologos name day:
8 of May
26 of September

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Agios Ioannis Chrysostomos Amorgos

Agios Ioannis Chrysostomos

The church of St. John Chrysostom is in the area of Kapsala just down of the walking path to the Monastery of Hozoviotissa. It has a hall with vaulted ceiling and preserved Byzantine and post-Byzantine frescoes. There is also ruins of cells and a mill.

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The Monastery of Hozoviotissa AmorgosThe Monastery of Hozoviotissa

This remarkable monastery is the pride of Amorgos and the second oldest in Greece built in 1017 and renovated 1088. It is literally hanging on the cliff side 300 m above the sea. Hozoviotissa is the home of the famous icon Virgin Mary which every year is carried around to all the villages on the island. On November 21st there is a festival celebrating the saints day with food and sweets offered to visitors made by the residents of Amorgos. They have now reopened the museum which is very interesting and nicely made.

Opening Hours
8.00-13.00
17.00-19.00

Celebration: 21 of November

Dress code: Visitors are kindly requested to be decently dressed, men must wear trousers and women long skirts. Clothes are no longer available at the monastery.

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The Archaeological Museum Chora Amorgos

The Archaeological Museum – Chora

The museum is located in Chora and housed in a traditional old mansion known as Sala tou Gavra (“Hall of Gavras”). The museum contains some interesting pieces excavated on the island including remnants of the Minoan civilisation which existed here more than 4000 years ago. On the ground floor there are architectural finds from the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods plus marbles of Cycladic culture.

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Kato Lakkos Chora Amorgos

Kato Lakkos

Kato Lakkos is a medieval cistern, which supplied the population with water and whose initial use corresponded with the first organized habitation of Chora in the early Byzantine era. Today’s arched form was made during the Venetian domination in the 15th century.

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Ancient Minoa AmorgosAncient Minoa

The Ancient site of Minoa just above Katapola was one of the most important centers of human life and activity on the island throughout prehistoric times. The 5th century BC ruins were originally the summer residence of Cretan king Minos.

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Agios Georgios Valsamitis AmorgosAgios Georgios Valsamitis

This beautiful church is located on the right hand side on the road connecting Chora to Kato Meria, surrounded by dense vegetation. It is one of the first churches built in the traditional Byzantic style. It is built on the site of an ancient temple dedicated according to myths to the god Apollon and also used to be an ancient oracle.

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Ancient-Arkesini-Agia-Trianda-AmorgosAncient Arkesini

The tower of Agia Triada is from 4th century BC and is the most important ancient monument on Amorgos. Even though the tower is half ruined it still dominates the plain standing beside the church with the same name. It is built from four large cornered blocks and protected the large rural population and the fertile expanses of the area.

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Olympia shipwreck AmorgosOlympia shipwreck

The shipwreck of the Olympia (which ironically was previously called “Inland”) was apparently crashed here by pirates. To find it you can go by car or take the bus line to Paradisia beach. When you go of the bus head back down the road & take the first turning on your right signposted Kalotaritissa. Walk 30-40 minutes and you should be able to see the wreck down a scrub covered valley on your right.

Amorgos has several interesting ancient sites, monasteries and churches. The most famous sight on Amorgos is “The hanging Monastery” Hozoviotissa.

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