Best Beaches to Visit in Amorgos
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Amorgos is a small island that is located in the Cyclades but where it lacks size, it certainly makes up for in sheer, dramatic beauty! Although it is only 30 kilometers in length, the mountains can reach around 800 meters high, which is over 2600 feet. In fact, as you approach the island, the mountains are the first things that you’ll notice and much of your time on the island will be spent traversing through these dramatic hills, or at least gazing at them.
Rather than detract from the beaches, however, this only makes the coast even more stunning. Here is a list of some of the best beaches to visit during your stay here:
Agia Anna Beach
This beach is located just 3 kilometers away from the main town of Chora. It is also considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island! It is also within walking distance to the Panagia Hozoviotissa monastery, which means that you can easily spend the day lounging in the sun or exploring the monastery (during its opening hours, of course!) There are no sun beds here to rent and the beach is rocky, so if you want to sit here, you’ll need to bring your own chairs. It’s also a great beach for scuba diving and snorkeling because the underwater views are just as incredible as the ones above the water!
In order to get to the beach itself, you’ll need to hike about five minutes down a steep hill, so it is important to wear the proper footwear, at least until you get onto the beach! The short, steep climb is well worth it, though – this is one of the prettiest beaches on the island! This is another one of those pebbled beaches, though, so you will want to make sure you keep your footwear on. The main draw here is the crystalline water and even though it takes a bit of effort to hike down, the beach gets very busy.
If you would rather skip the pebbled beaches altogether, or you simply need a break from all the pebbles, Levressos Beach is the place to be! This beach is only about 1 kilometer from the village of Aegiali but if you’re staying in Chora, you will have more of a distance to go. It’s worth the effort to get here though, especially if you’re craving soft sand and warm waters. While here, you won’t want to miss the chance to explore Aegiali either. It’s a picturesque village that has some shops, restaurants, and tavernas to pass the time in.
There are two beaches located close to each other in the northern part of Amorgos island – Mikri Vlychada and Megali Vlychada Beaches. There is actually no way to drive to either of the beaches and they can only be reached by boat or on foot. The trip is well worth it though – visitors will be rewarded with stunning views and crystal blue waters.
Because Amorgos is extemely mountainous, reaching some of the beaches can be a little difficult. Whether you need to hike or take a boat, however, you’ll find that it was well worth the effort!
This post was written by Greek Boston