An island almost mythical. We start today an atmospheric journey.
It will be the island of Amorgos which consists of endless blue, Amorgos having its energy fields, its glittering light, as well as its poetic beauty.
The island of Amorgos, the birthplace from the poetry and with the poet Nikos Gatsos.
Located around the south end in the Cyclades in the heart on the Aegean Archipelagos. A day tour on one on the special islands of Greece.
7: oo am.
As the day’s first-day boat departs from Aegiali, heading West towards Cyclades and Piraeus. We guess around the faces from the passengers the possible end of these vacation, and this also sweet fatigue that leaves that you simply nice trip gets hotter reaches its end. However, our day tour in Amorgos just begun.
8:40 am, South East of Cyclades
Amorgos, looking at their home that it took its name from your “Amorgis” plant to be a kind of flax that Amorgos tunics were made off. It is located in the north end with the Cyclades, after Naxos plus the Small Cyclades. With two natural harbors, Katapola and Aegiali, plus an incredibly beautiful “hora”, one in the most beautiful on the Cyclades, Amorgos appear to intersect the Aegean Sea as well as its vastness.
9:35 am, the Amorgian Pastel
We start our day that has a sweet the standard Amorgian pasteli along with a Greek coffee needless to say.
Amorgos is known for some traditional and favorite products for instance pasteli, rose-sugar, raki, raki…
Rose Sugar is often a unique product produced from wild rose petals that bloom in May that happen to be kneaded with sugar and lemon. Pastel has honey and sesame seeds. It may be the sweet offered on lemon balm, regarding baptism and celebrations, always associated with raki.
10:42 am, the “Captain Morgan” with the Cyclades
The French love Amorgos and Amorgos the French. In this long-lasting relationship of love and mutual respect, the storyline of Bertrand stands apart. Bertrand from Amorgos produced long journey to almost the many world to come back with his boat to Amorgos. Today he organizes cruises having a traditional-boat within the Aegean, that they considers where for such trips.
12:15 pm, a tad closer to God.
Visit the monastery of Ag. Georgios of Valsamitis.
A point where olden days, Orthodoxy, a famous watermill, the god Apollo, Saint George, water that foretells after that happen within the future, plus the constant try to find the truth, exist altogether. In the 8th century, an icon is discovered at that point therefore a monastery was built. Today it can be a place of spiritual uplifting, tranquility, serenity and internal search.
13:30 pm A long journey inside “chora”
The capital on the island, “chora” of Amorgos features the classic Cycladic beauty with narrow, cobbled streets, whitewashed two-storey houses, arches, and countless churches. The picture ends with immaculate white, crystal nearly blue sky along with the loud, warm colors on the bougainvillea.
All these are known and beloved inside our Cycladic color palette.
Another characteristic will be the typical hill with windmills, which gaze out on the Aegean Sea.
A big contradiction when you consider the numerous pirate raids. These winding, narrow streets, this maze with the “chora” served then to flee of inhabitants, who ran and lost in here to escape on the pirates.
14:45 pm, Meeting together with the history
A trip to the folk museum, the place that the island’s historical archives are hosted. This archive may be collected over many decades and is digitized in recent times. The archive has documents from 300 years back.
In the documents, it can be reflected the lifestyle on the inhabitants on the island and also the changes that intervened throughout the centuries. Important historical facts and figures in regards to the older picture of Amorgos will also be on these pages of files. You can even find recorded, natural phenomena and disasters affecting the landscape but also the economy – society with the island.
15:45 pm, St Anne and also the Virgin Mary of Hozoviotissa
Saint Anne, mother from the Virgin Mary and also the Virgin Mary symbolically meets here within the East side with the island.
We are talking regarding the famous little chapel of St. Anne as well as the famous beach, with fantastically aquamarine colors with the water that formed the natural backdrop with the movie of Luc Mpesson “Big Blue”. The Ag. Anna looks like it’s here in a continuing conversation while using monastery of Virgin Mary of Hozoviotissa, which is short for nine centuries perched up there within the steep slope.
Amorgos is known for its hiking trails. The most famous route may be the climb on the monastery of Hozoviotissa, 300 stairs and several stopovers to savor this sensational view that is certainly breathtaking. Stand here, and admire the vastness on the world in one with the biggest and nicest balconies.
16:20 pm, Facing the Aegean Sea, seeking God
Built in defiance in the landscape, and for the same time extolling the greatness in the world, addicted to steep rocks, the monastery of Hozoviotissa looks poised to be a miracle.
It appears to balance using a thin rope that separates the information world through the spiritual Hymn to human will, and faith. Almost against natural laws, a meteor inside the Aegean. Meteor because the thousands of unanswered questions of mankind. The monastery was inbuilt 1088 and also the occasion due to the inauguration ended up being find the icon in the Virgin Mary who arrived here from Hozhova in Palestine, the place near the Holy Land and Jericho.
An island, an enormous blue embrace, as well as a miraculous place that affects the soul on the people
18:30 the Vespers along with the Castle
We return towards the “chora” and is particularly already the hour of Vespers.
Visit then your many churches inside the “chora” therefore we are heading towards Castle that dominates for the rock inside the middle from the village.
It will there be since the 13th century. It can be a Venetian building. At the top in the cliff will lead that you steep staircase built for the north side, while to exit the Castle you pass first from your chapel of Ag. George. From the Castle now the view is panoramic and reaches as much as Naxos, your little friend Cyclades, and IOS. From this point, the inhabitants could control the sea of Naxos and Astypalaia.