Village Life – Lagada, Amorgos

Lagada would have to be one of the prettiest villages I have ever visited. Lagada/Langada is a remote village located 20kms from Amorgos town (xora) and perched on a mountain.


The laneways are filled with brightly coloured flowers against white washed buildings, locals sitting outside their homes, women catching up on gossip and men playing cards.



Lagada comes alive at night. The tavernas are filled with people seated at tables spilling onto the streets in the main square.

One of my most memorable nights was sitting at one of the tavernas, eating mezze and drinking rakomelo (traditional local drink, raki mixed with honey), whilst listening to old Greek folk music. The locals would start singing along and then get up for a dance. I felt like I had been transported back in time where life was simple and people were happy.

The walkway outside our room in the village of Lagada was the perfect welcome!


The main road in the actual village starts at the top of the hill and works its way down to the bottom. The photo below of a local lady was taken on my morning walk through the village.


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Where to Stay

Vicky’s Studio Apartments – Lagada

Rates from €35 to €90 per room per night. The season runs from June – September, but Vicky can rent them out all year round.


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