Moni Hozoviotissis

Monastery in Amorgos

This iconic 11th-century monastery is a dazzling white structure seemingly embedded into the cliff-face high above the sea on the precipitous east coast below Hora. It's also high above the car park, with 350 steps to get to it. With any luck, a custodian will be there to explain the significance of the monastery and its icons. The dress code is modest and strict. No shorts, no mini-skirts, no bare shoulders and no women in trousers. No exceptions.