Visit Chora Town in Amorgos
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One of the main attractions and characteristics of Amorgos island is the beautiful, traditional town named Chora. The center and capital (Chora) are located close to the port by boat or 15 minutes walking distance from it. While walking around, you will enjoy its narrow streets and alleys where life flows gently. You can find a variety of amenities and traditional shops. Furthermore, you can visit its imposing mansions and houses that give the town a unique character.
About Chora Town in Amorgos
Chora Town is filled with interesting architecture that makes you feel as if you are being transported to another time. The houses are made of pebbles and stone and spread into an irregular maze of narrow streets and alleys.
From the square, where the old clock used to be, leads out to Megalochari street, the main road, which takes you on one side to the pedestrian zone of Chora and from where you can get on small streets that lead you to some traditional studios and workshops.
On the other side of the square, a narrow road leads out to Kapodistriou street; this starts with shops selling local products (cooked snacks) and continues with small bars, restaurants, and shops of souvenirs. The square is decorated with a traditional “platanus” tree and has benches to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Chora comes alive at night, and there are many options for entertainment such as bars, cafes, and restaurants where you can enjoy local delicacies.
What to Do in Chora Town
The most popular way to see the island is by renting a car or motorbike. There are rental companies around the port and in Chora where you can rent mopeds suitable for traveling around the island. However, it may get crowded during summer, so keep this in mind when making your reservation. The road network of Amorgos is mainly two-lane.
You can also rent a jeep or quad vehicle for traveling around the island. Amorgos offers many trekking opportunities that take you to the most beautiful and remote areas of the island. Furthermore, if you want to explore places that are difficult to access, this may be an option for you because Amorgos is famous for its beautiful scenic route that is worth exploring.
If you want to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Amorgos, then there are many organized tours almost every day by boat. The island produces a variety of products, mainly cheese and wine, which you can purchase at local stores or organic shops around the island.
Getting to Chora Town
The town of Chora is located next to the port and a 15-minute walk away. You can also take a local bus from outside the port which is not that expensive. If you would like to explore Amorgos by car or motorbike, then rental companies around the dock can provide you with one. However, it may get crowded during summer, so keep this in mind when making your reservation.
Most houses are built using white pebble stone and blue domatia, which give Chora an oriental look. The beautiful mansions are made of this local material and date back a few years. Chora is a medieval town with narrow, bumpy alleys and wide squares where life flows gently.
In conclusion, you can find a variety of amenities and traditional shops where you can buy products from the local Ermoupoli pottery to handmade velvets. Furthermore, you can visit its imposing mansions, which give the town a unique character.
This post was written by Greek Boston