Amorgos

Dramatic Amorgos is shaped like a seahorse swimming its way east towards the Dodecanese, while the ribbon of road that winds its way along the long ridge of mountains, connecting the main villages, is among the most beautiful drives in the Cyclades.

Amorgos remains relatively off the beaten track – even the fast ferry from Athens takes seven hours to get here! Free-diving aficionados and fans of Luc Besson's cult classic The Big Blue come to play in the Aegean, while walkers spend days exploring the numerous trails that zigzag across the rugged terrain, leading to secluded beaches, cutting across hillsides and abandoned stone terraces and meandering past ruined Cycladic windmills and remnants of ancient settlements.

Of the three main settlements, Katapola is more favoured by families, while Aegiali attracts a younger crowd and the enchanting capital of Hora is all maze-like, marble-paved alleyways and tumbling bougainvillea.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Amorgos.