Hiking trails are Amorgos' major draw. Water sports, including diving, have increased in popularity, particularly in Aegiali, home to the well-established Amorgos Diving Center. For more cultural pursuits, such as local cooking, herb foraging and pottery classes, contact FindinGreece.
Amorgos is a very popular walking destination, and the island has over a dozen hiking trails, eight of them numbered and well-marked. Check these routes out online at www.amorgos.gr. Cartography company Terrain (http://terrainmaps.gr) produces an excellent hiking map for Amorgos.
The most scenic trails include the following:
- #1: (13.4km; four to five hours) The longest trail runs from Hora, going down to Moni Hozoviotissis, then ascending and meandering among the hills before descending to Aegiali.
- #2: (3.5km, one hour) Scenic descent from Hora to Katapola.
- #3: (14km; five hours) Relatively demanding trail from Katapola to Kato Kampos, via the coastal ruins of Minoa and Arkesini, plus the village of Vroutsi and Aghia Triada tower.
- #4: (8km; three hours) Horseshoe-shaped trail that starts and ends in Aegiali, connecting it to the lovely villages of Langada and Tholaria, with a gentle walk between the two.