An island nearly mythical. We begin now an atmospheric journey.
It’s the island of Amorgos with its endless blue, Amorgos using its own energy fields, its glittering light, and its poetic beauty.
Situated on the south end of the Cyclades but at the heart of the Aegean Archipelagos. A day tour on one of the distinctive islands of Greece.
We guess about the faces of the passengers the potential end of their holiday, and this pleasant fatigue that leaves you a wonderful trip once it reaches its end. But, our day tour in Amorgos only started.
Amorgos, it is said that it took its title from the “Amorgis” plant for a sort of flax by which Amorgos tunics were made off. It’s located in the north end of the Cyclades, after Naxos and the Tiny Cyclades. With two natural harbors, Katapola and Aegiali, and an incredibly beautiful “hora”, among the most beautiful of the Cyclades, Amorgos appear to intersect the Aegean Sea and its vastness.
We begin our day with a candy the conventional Amorgian pasteli and a Greek coffee of course.
Amorgos is renowned for some traditional and preferred items like pasteli, rose-sugar, raki, raki…
Rose Sugar is a special product made from wild rose petals that bloom in May which are kneaded with lemon and sugar. It’s the sweet provided on lemon balm, in the event of baptism and parties, always accompanied with raki.
The French adore Amorgos and Amorgos that the French. Within this long-lasting connection of love and mutual respect, the story of Bertrand stands out. Bertrand from Amorgos made a long trip to almost all of the world to reunite with his ship to Amorgos. Now he organizes cruises with a traditional-boat in the Aegean, which he believes the ideal place for these trips.
12:15 pm, somewhat closer to God.
Go to the monastery of Ag.
A stage where ancient times, Orthodoxy, a famed watermill, the god Apollo, Saint George, the water which foretells what’s going to happen in the future, and the continuous search for the truth, exist entirely. From the 8th century, an icon has been found at the point and thus a monastery was built. Today it’s a place of spiritual uplifting, tranquility, calmness and inner search.
13:30 pm A long trip in the “chora”
The capital of the island, “chora” of Amorgos features the traditional Cycladic beauty with narrow, cobbled streets, whitewashed two-storey houses, arches, and churches. The picture is completed with pristine white, crystal almost blue skies and the loud, warm colours of the bougainvillea.
All them are known and beloved in our Cycladic color palette.
Another characteristic is the normal hill with windmills, which gaze out over the Aegean Sea.
A large contradiction if you take into account the years of pirate raids. These winding, narrow roads, this maze of the “chora” served then to escape of people, who ran and lost in here to escape from the pirates.
14:45 pm, Meeting with the background
A trip to the folk museum, where the island’s historical writings are hosted. This archive was collected over several decades and continues to be digitized in the past few decades. The archive has files from 300 years back.
In the documents, it’s reflected the lifestyle of the people of the island as well as the changes that intervened through the centuries. Important historical facts and statistics about the older image of Amorgos will also be on those pages of documents. You may even find listed, natural phenomena and disasters affecting the landscape but also the market – society of the island.
Saint Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary and the Virgin Mary symbolically matches here on the East side of the island.
We’re referring to the famous little chapel of St. Anne and the famous beach, with fantastically aquamarine colours of the water which formed the natural background for the film of Luc Mpesson “Big Blue”. The Ag. Anna looks like it’s here in a continuing conversation with the monastery of Virgin Mary of Hozoviotissa, which stands for nine centuries perched up there on the steep incline.
Amorgos is renowned for its hiking trails. The most famous route is the climb to the monastery of Hozoviotissa, 300 staircase and lots of stopovers to enjoy this stunning perspective that’s breathtaking. Stand here, and respect the vastness of the planet in one of the largest and nicest balconies.
Constructed in defiance of the landscape, and at exactly the exact same time extolling the greatness of the world, hooked on steep stones, the monastery of Hozoviotissa seems poised as a wonder.
It seems to balance on a thin rope that separates the material world from the spiritual Hymn to human will, and religion. Meteor as the tens of thousands of unanswered questions of humankind. The monastery was built in 1088 and also the event for its inauguration was to locate the icon of the Virgin Mary who came here from Hozhova in Palestine, a location close to the Holy Land and Jericho.
We return to the “chora” and is currently the hour of Vespers.
Go to then the numerous churches in the “chora” and we’re heading towards the Castle which overlooks the stone in the center of the village.
It is there because the 13th century. It’s a Venetian building. At the peak of the valley will direct you a steep staircase constructed on the north side, while to exit the Castle you pass from the chapel of Ag. George. In the Castle today the view is panoramic and reaches around Naxos, the small Cyclades, and IOS. From that point, the people could restrain the sea of Naxos and Astypalaia.
Amorgos is famed for the revels coordinated at every chance…
Evil witnesses to guys are ears and eyes if they have barbarian souls. HERACLITUS
With their nation strapped to the sails their oars suspended in the end
But the eyes of the blossom are turned into the sea
Lest the south end bear them back together with new-dyed sails
And a missing elephant is worth a bit more than the two breasts of a
Only allow the roofs of destroyed mountain chapels light up with desire for your
Allow the birds come in waves to the masts of the lemon trees
With the powerful white gasps of fresh actions
And then the winds will come the bodies of swans that stay mild unsoiled
Into the steamrollers of stores in the cyclones of cabbage patches
When the eyes of these girls became dark and the hearts of the chestnut
After the harvest was ceased and the hopes of the crickets started.