It’s official! My favourite Greek Island is…
Amorgos to me, is pure Paradise.
I had been trying to get to Amorgos for a long time, mostly due to my obsessesion with Luc Besson’s film The Big Blue. Various scenes from the film were shot on location in Amorgos and the scenery has stayed with me forever.
I have been traveling to the Greek islands for a long time now and was taken away by the visual feast that is Amorgos.
To date, it is the most beautiful Greek Island I have been to and would love nothing more than to revisit.
My photographs may not speak entirely of Amorgos’ true beauty, but I do hope if you ever find yourself amongst the Greek Islands, you will make visiting Amorgos a priority.
The first beach we went to was Ayia/Agia Anna (Saint Anna). It is the most famous beach in Amorgos due to it being featured in The Big Blue.
Amorgos has a wild and rugged beauty. Most of the beaches we went to involved walking up and down hills and rocks to access.
Agia Anna does not have sand or sunbeds but do not let that deter you from visiting. The water is unbelievable. There were patches of bright blue, green and purple waters, something I had never seen before.
How to get there
By boat from Piraeus (Athens). Journey is approximately 7.5 – 9 hours including stops at various islands along the way. Amorgos has two ports. Katapola (which is close to town) and Aegiali (close to the village I stayed in). We got the ferry from Koufonissia to Katapola (approximately 40-55 minutes). When we left Amorgos, we travelled from Aegiali to Piraeus on a ship. Do not get the high speed ferry. Read my “how to get there notes” on my Koufonissia page http://188.8.131.52/~whereint/?p=7 for more details. You can travel to Amorgos from the following islands – Schinoussa, Koufonissi, Paros, Donoussa, Astypalea, Naxos, Crete and Syros.