A 3km ride along the looping road or a 30-minute hike from Aegiali, the mountain village of Tholaria sits near the ruins of ancient Aegiali, with millennia-old ruins of the yet-to-be-excavated settlement an easy 10-minute walk away. Stop by Kali Kardia for the best meatballs in the Cyclades and stargaze at night at the Seladi cocktail bar. There's a good hike from Tholaria to Langada across the valley, too.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Amorgos attractions

1. Langada


Some 3km east of Aegiali, the small village of Langada is a picturesque maze of narrow whitewashed streets. There are several excellent tavernas here,…

2. Asfodilitis

3.84 MILES

Reachable via a paved, steep and narrow road from the main Hora–Aegiali road, the handful of slate houses in this hamlet seems deserted at first glance…

3. Moni Hozoviotissis

7.05 MILES

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…

4. Windmills

7.49 MILES

On the hill above Hora, the nine Cycladic windmills in various states of repair are a magnificent sight. From the car park at the north end of the village…

5. Archaeology Collection

7.51 MILES

Hora's archaeology museum has some interesting pieces excavated on the island, including remnants of the Minoan civilisation that existed on Amorgos more…

6. Agia Anna Beach

7.64 MILES

Agia Anna Beach is tiny and rocky, but with calm waters for swimming and rocks to leap off. It's popular for its starring role in the French film The Big…

7. Livadi

14.97 MILES

Appealing white-sand beach, reachable by a 30-minute walk from Mersini.

8. Wreck of Olympia

15.35 MILES

Aficionados of Luc Besson's The Big Blue stop here en route to Kalotaritisas Bay to pay homage to the wreck of the Olympia that rests in the shallow…