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.