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AMORGOS ISLAND

Amorgos is still an unspoiled island where traditional customs exist in everyday life. The breathtaking scenery is full of beautiful walks, flowers and herbs. Here you will find ancient culture, outdoor recreation and hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere…
According to archaeological discoveries, Amorgos has been inhabited since the prehistoric era. There used to be 3 important cities on the island: Minoa, Aegiali and Arkessini. During the Roman years, it was a place of exile. In the Byzantine years, it was included in the Province of Islands. Afterwards, it passed in the sovereignty of Francs and then in the Venice Domination. In the years that followed, Amorgos had to face the pirates’ raids as well as Turkish sovereignty. It participated in the Greek Revolution in 1821 and was united with Greece in 1832.

Still, today, going around the island you can see remains from the ancient times. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum in Chora which exhibit remnants of the Minoan civilisation which existed here more than 4000 years ago.

Amorgos stretches out to a long and narrow island with a length of 32 km and width of 1.9-5.5 km on the south-east corner in the complex of the Cyclades. It is a wild and beautiful island with high mountains that fall steeply into the sea on the east side. The highest mountain “Krokellos”, 821 m, dominates the north-western part of the island. Other mountains are “Prophet Elias”, 699 m and “Korakas”, 528 m.

In the northern part of Amorgos, there is a nature reserve which stretches from just outside the village of Langada all the way to the northern tip of the island.

In the three biggest valleys (i.e. Aegiali, Katapola and Kalotaritissa) formed among the mountains, a little cultivation is carried out, the olive groves are the main feature. The mountains are covered with Juniperus, Cactus (Fragosikia) and bushes in various colours.

The first thing who hit you when you arrive on Amorgos is the scent of herbs. Amorgos is well known for its rich flora and many exceptional medical plants. It is said that Amorgos got its name from the flower “Amorgos”. This flower was used during the antiquity in order to produce gossamer tunic which was coloured deep red.

The different Aromatics and medical herbs you can find is for instance mint, basil, chamomile, fennel, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage thyme and yellow gammander. The list of flowers is endless but just to mention some of them; dianthus microlepis, anemone coronaria, aguiiffhe dlegia amaliae, clematis viticella, alcea heldreichii, viola poetica, cyclamen persicum and anthemis orientalis.

In September you can enjoy many fresh fruits like figs, grapes, fragosikians fruits and pomegranates direct from the tree.

Below are some useful telephone numbers for your stay at Levrossos Beach Apartments and Amorgos. If you call from a foreign mobile phone please note that you need to put the country code for Greece 0030.

EMERGENCY NUMBER 112

MEDICAL CENTER

  • Chora, Main Health Center 22850 71207
  • Aegiali 22850 73222
  • Arkesini 22850 72250
  • Katapola 22850 71805
  • Kolofana 22850 72330
  • Vroutsi 22850 74070
  • Tholaria 22850 73390

DENTIST

  • Chora 22850 74217
  • Katapola 22850 71005

PHARMACHY

  • Aegiali 22850 73173
  • Chora 22850 74042
    Fax: 22850 74166
    Mobile: +30 6972020043

POST OFFICES

  • Chora 22850 71250
  • Aegiali 22850 73037
  • Katapola 22850 71496

PIREAUS BANK IN KATAPOLA

  • 22850 71871
  • Fax: 22850 71872

POLICE STATION

  • Chora 22850 71210 (tel & fax)

PORT POLICE

  • Aegiali 22850 73620
  • Katapola 22850 71259
    Fax: 22850 29219

MUNICIPALITY OF AMORGOS

CITIZEN SERVICE CENTRE (K.E.P)

about

AMORGOS ISLAND

Amorgos is still an unspoiled island where traditional customs exist in everyday life. The breathtaking scenery is full of beautiful walks, flowers and herbs. Here you will find ancient culture, outdoor recreation and hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere…
According to archaeological discoveries, Amorgos has been inhabited since the prehistoric era. There used to be 3 important cities on the island: Minoa, Aegiali and Arkessini. During the Roman years, it was a place of exile. In the Byzantine years, it was included in the Province of Islands. Afterwards, it passed in the sovereignty of Francs and then in the Venice Domination. In the years that followed, Amorgos had to face the pirates’ raids as well as Turkish sovereignty. It participated in the Greek Revolution in 1821 and was united with Greece in 1832.

Still, today, going around the island you can see remains from the ancient times. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum in Chora which exhibit remnants of the Minoan civilisation which existed here more than 4000 years ago.

Amorgos stretches out to a long and narrow island with a length of 32 km and width of 1.9-5.5 km on the south-east corner in the complex of the Cyclades. It is a wild and beautiful island with high mountains that fall steeply into the sea on the east side. The highest mountain “Krokellos”, 821 m, dominates the north-western part of the island. Other mountains are “Prophet Elias”, 699 m and “Korakas”, 528 m.

In the northern part of Amorgos, there is a nature reserve which stretches from just outside the village of Langada all the way to the northern tip of the island.

In the three biggest valleys (i.e. Aegiali, Katapola and Kalotaritissa) formed among the mountains, a little cultivation is carried out, the olive groves are the main feature. The mountains are covered with Juniperus, Cactus (Fragosikia) and bushes in various colours.

The first thing who hit you when you arrive on Amorgos is the scent of herbs. Amorgos is well known for its rich flora and many exceptional medical plants. It is said that Amorgos got its name from the flower “Amorgos”. This flower was used during the antiquity in order to produce gossamer tunic which was coloured deep red.

The different Aromatics and medical herbs you can find is for instance mint, basil, chamomile, fennel, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage thyme and yellow gammander. The list of flowers is endless but just to mention some of them; dianthus microlepis, anemone coronaria, aguiiffhe dlegia amaliae, clematis viticella, alcea heldreichii, viola poetica, cyclamen persicum and anthemis orientalis.

In September you can enjoy many fresh fruits like figs, grapes, fragosikians fruits and pomegranates direct from the tree.

Below are some useful telephone numbers for your stay at Levrossos Beach Apartments and Amorgos. If you call from a foreign mobile phone please note that you need to put the country code for Greece 0030.

EMERGENCY NUMBER 112

MEDICAL CENTER

  • Chora, Main Health Center 22850 71207
  • Aegiali 22850 73222
  • Arkesini 22850 72250
  • Katapola 22850 71805
  • Kolofana 22850 72330
  • Vroutsi 22850 74070
  • Tholaria 22850 73390

DENTIST

  • Chora 22850 74217
  • Katapola 22850 71005

PHARMACHY

  • Aegiali 22850 73173
  • Chora 22850 74042
    Fax: 22850 74166
    Mobile: +30 6972020043

POST OFFICES

  • Chora 22850 71250
  • Aegiali 22850 73037
  • Katapola 22850 71496

PIREAUS BANK IN KATAPOLA

  • 22850 71871
  • Fax: 22850 71872

POLICE STATION

  • Chora 22850 71210 (tel & fax)

PORT POLICE

  • Aegiali 22850 73620
  • Katapola 22850 71259
    Fax: 22850 29219

MUNICIPALITY OF AMORGOS

CITIZEN SERVICE CENTRE (K.E.P)

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