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During your stay here, it is worth visiting:
The picturesque Municipal Centre with the stone-paved narrow streets, the duplex mansions, the hill with the windmills and the historic Fortress, Aigiali, a bay with beautiful sandy beaches and a landscape that is rich in natural beauty, the historic Katapola Bay, Agia Anna, the Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa, the most significant monument, on the north-east side of the Municipal Centre and which is actually built on a rock, the altitude of which is equal to 300 meters above the surface of the sea, and which is also rich in relics, Kato Meria that still maintains its traditional, rural character with the historic church of Saint Nikolaos, Kastri, the ancient citadel of Arkesini and the fantastic beach of Mouros, etc…
There are numerous beautiful beaches that are spread throughout the whole island, sandy, pebbly, or even craggy. Some of them are the following:
- Agia Anna: On the south-east side of Amorgos, with thin pebbles and crystal-clear waters. A sloping path from the impressive Monastery of Chozoviotissa leads to the marvelous beach of Agia Anna.
- Agios Pavlos: On the north side of the island. An impressive beach with a wonderful view and thin pebbles. It is also an ideal location for fishing.
- Aigiali: It is the biggest beach in the island, it is sandy and it has crystalline sea waters. Next to Aigiali, many big, sandy beaches are spread. The most beautiful beach in the area is Levrosos Beach.
- Kalotaritissa: It is on the south side of Amorgos and it is a leeward, picturesque beach with wonderful sand.
- Katapola: It is located in the centre of the island. It is a sandy beach with trees, which offer natural shadow. At a small distance from the beach, there is an archaeological site that dates back to the Mycenaean Age. The area is widely known for its port, which is one of the best natural ports in Cyclades.
- Paradeisia: It is a sandy beach on the west side of the island. It is an extremely clean, small and beautiful beach that is mostly sandy but has some pebbly parts as well.
Other beaches: Agios Panteleimonas, Agioi Saranta, Ammoudi, Kato Kampos, Maltezi, Mourou, Nikouria.
At the festivals of the island, the dainties that are typical of the gastronomy of Amorgos are “patatato” (meat cooked in the casserole with potatoes) and “xidato” (boiled meat).
Do not leave the island without having tasted “xerotigana” (fried honey-dipped spiral pastries), and of course “rakomelo”, the local drink, which consists of honey that is boiled with “raki” (unsweetened, anise-flavoured hard alcoholic drink) and cloves. As far as the cheese-dairy products are concerned, the ones that stand out are “kefalotyri” cheese and “mizithra” cheese.