Ultimate Guide to Planning a Wedding in Amorgos

Wedding in Amorgos

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The beautiful Amorgos Island is a long narrow band of land rises in the Cyclades group of islands on the Aegean Sea. It is rich by archaeological beautiful sites and there is spreading beautiful nature down the mountains that makes the mixture of beautiful green land and whitewashed houses, blue skies and blue seas, grey sculpture carved mountains with some beautiful buildings and windmills hanging on with steep artistic carved stairs leading to them.

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1. How to Get to Amorgos

- Amorgos doesn't have an airport, but you can either fly to Athens and take a ship from the port of Piraeus. Or you can book a flight to Santorini or Mykonos and connect with a ferry to Amorgos. The third alternative is to fly to Naxos via Athens and take a ferry. 

You can also travel to Amorgos from the following islands – Schinoussa, Koufonissi, Paros, Donoussa, Astypalea, Crete and Syros.

- There is a regular ferry service between Amorgos and the port of Piraeus in Athens. Routes are done almost 3-4 times a week. The journey takes 6 to 8 hours, depending on whether you are traveling on a normal or a high-speed ferry. Note: There are two ports in Amorgos: Katapola and Aegiali.

2. Best Time to Have a Wedding in Amorgos

Amorgos is one of those places that you’ve probably never heard of, but will instantly be intrigued to visit once you hear about it. A tiny island in the Cyclades Greek island group with only about 2000 residents. It measures only 48 square miles, but it seems as if every square inch is packed with outstanding beauty.

Amorgos Island has a temperate Mediterranean climate. Winter is relatively mild with very strong winds. Summer is hot, with the cooling "melt" (north winds) in August. The best time to travel is during Easter (April, May), when the weather is cool, the temperature is not too high and the tourists are almost absent. Easter is also an opportunity to enjoy the local festivals. September and October are also very good months to visit the island as the weather is perfect, neither too hot nor too cold, most of the tourists are gone and it is a great opportunity to get to know the traditional way of life of the islanders. In the months of May, June, September and October it is most likely that you will experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures between 68 ° F and 77 ° F.

3. What to See & Do in Amorgos

Amorgos Town (Chora)

The labyrinthine chora of Amorgos was built in the center of the island and is surrounded by rocky hills. It is considered one of the most picturesque of the Cyclades! Here you can admire a breathtaking backdrop with picturesque squares, traditional Cycladic houses with bougainvillea trees in their courtyards and whitewashed Lilliputian alleys. In the morning, stroll through the narrow streets, visit the 13th-century castle and monasteries, or relax in a local café. In the evening, choose one of the cozy bars and taverns on the streets and squares of Chora and enjoy local specialties, accompanied by a dash of Psimeni Raki! Don't be surprised if you come across a large group of people enjoying a spontaneous feast - it's a very common event on the island - just take part!

Katapola

Katapola is the main port on the island and a paradise for boats and small cruise ships. Take a boat trip from Katapola and explore the sun-drenched beaches of the island!

Aigiali

Aigiali is the second port on the island of Amorgos. It is a place that is very popular with young people as there is a campsite. There are numerous cafés and restaurants along the lively waterfront. On the mountain side behind Aigiali there are three picturesque villages: Tholaria, Lagkada and Potamos. Visit them at the end of the day - the views of the sunset are beautiful.

Beaches

The island offers picturesque bays, underwater caves that are ideal for diving, and golden beaches, most of which are secluded (only a few are organized). You can reach them on foot or by boat.

• On Ayia Anna Beach, where the film "Big Blue" was filmed, you will find two amazing bays, one of which houses the Ayia Anna Church. The beach is pebbly, with rocks and caves, crystal clear water and is ideal for snorkeling! Highlight: Enjoy the breathtaking view of the monastery of the Virgin Mary Hozoviótissa while swimming, which is carved into the steepest cliffs of Mount Profitis Elias!

• Mouros Beach with its rocky landscape and lonely caves is excellent! Take a moment and admire the breathtaking view from the top of the footpath that leads to the beach!

• Ayios Pavlos is a small peninsula with pebbles. Take one of the boats that leave from here to reach the small island of Nikouria, which has two stunning beaches.

• Eyiali Beach is a long sandy beach with many beach bars and taverns. At one end of the beach there is a path to the secluded Levrossos beach.

• The Bay of Kalotaritissa is in the southernmost part of the island. It is an organized sandy beach with beautiful blue water and a beach bar. Take a boat to the stunning Gramvoussa beach and sunbathe on a white sand beach with turquoise water!

• Maltezi can only be reached by boat from Katapola. It is an organized sandy beach with blue-green water and a beach bar.

• Mikri Vlyhada is a quiet, secluded pebble beach with crystal clear water. To get there you have to walk a steep footpath (from Tholaria) but it's worth the effort!

• Liveros Bay is a small rocky beach with crystal clear water. Here lies the impressive wreck of the ship "The Olympia", which can be seen in the film "The Big Blue".

Hiking in Amorgos

Hiking is clearly one of the best things to do in Amorgos. It's a great way to discover every corner of the island and enjoy wonderful panoramas. There are many marked trails around the island that connect all the villages. These old trails are well maintained and Amorgos is a real hiking paradise. During your walks you will discover many beautiful views of the Aegean! If you want to hike in Amorgos, here are the 7 most important marked hiking trails (you can of course combine them and create your own itinerary):

Palia Strata: From Chora this path leads to the monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, Kapsala, Asfondilitis, Potamos and finally to Aegiali. Duration: between 4 and 5 hours. Difficulty: hard.

Fotodotis: This little walk leads from Hora to Katapola. During your walk you will drive through Milies and Agia Irini. Duration: 1h. Difficulty: easy.

Itonia: Katapola - Minoa - Lefkes - Sivrisa - Kamari - Kastri - Vroutsi. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate.

Melania: Explore the north of the island from Aegiali: Aegiali - Langada - Gorge of Araklos - Tholos - Tholaria - Fokiotripa. Duration: 2 hours. Difficulty: easy.

Pan: This path takes you to the highest mountain of Amorgos: Langada - Epanohoriani - Theologos - Stavros - Krikelos. Duration: approx.2h30. Difficulty: hard.

Valsamitis: Katapola - Agios Georgios Valsamitis - Agia Marina - Minoa. Duration: 2 hours. Difficulty: easy

Evangelistria: Katapola / Xylokeratidi - Nera - Peristeria - Evangelistria. Duration: 1 hour. Difficulty: easy

Go Diving

Sure, you can always sit on the beach and enjoy gazing at the water and the surrounding water. However, the real enchantment of the waters lies underwater – and this is a world you can only see if you go diving. Like many coastal locations in Greece, there is an active tradition of diving on Amorgos. If you would like to explore this other world, visit the Amorgos Diving Center to review all your options. If you want to have an amazing diving experience, this is the place to go! If you don’t have experience, you can also take classes and join a dive group so that you can have a safe and pleasurable dive.

4. Wedding Venues in Amorgos

- Outdoor somewhere in the mountains overlooking the ocean or on the beaches!

- In one of many churches in Kalymnos

- In many private villas

Aegialis Hotel & Spa

- Yperia Hotel Amorgos

- Vigla Hotel

5. Tips for Planning your Wedding in Amorgos

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