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Month: December 2023

Atmospheric Journey in Amorgos

An island almost mythical. We start today an atmospheric journey.

It could be the island of Amorgos having its endless blue, Amorgos using its energy fields, its glittering light, and its particular poetic beauty.

The island of Amorgos, the birthplace from the poetry and from the poet Nikos Gatsos.

Located within the south end from the Cyclades but also in the heart from the Aegean Archipelagos. A day tour on one with the special islands of Greece.

7: oo am.

As the day’s first-day boat departs from Aegiali, heading West for the Cyclades and Piraeus. We guess about the faces in the passengers the possible end with their vacation, and this also sweet fatigue that leaves that you simply nice trip if it reaches its end. However, our day tour in Amorgos just begun.

8:40 am, South East of Cyclades

Amorgos, looking at their home that it took its name from your “Amorgis” plant like a kind of flax which Amorgos tunics were made off. It is located for the north end with the Cyclades, after Naxos and also the Small Cyclades. With two natural harbors, Katapola and Aegiali, as well as an incredibly beautiful “hora”, one from the most beautiful on the Cyclades, Amorgos often intersect the Aegean Sea and its particular vastness.

9:35 am, the Amorgian Pastel

We start our day using a sweet the original Amorgian pasteli as well as a Greek coffee certainly.

Amorgos is known for some traditional and favorite products including pasteli, rose-sugar, raki, raki…

Rose Sugar is really a unique product constructed from wild rose petals that bloom in May which are kneaded with sugar and lemon. Pastel is made from honey and sesame seeds. It would be the sweet offered on lemon balm, in the event of baptism and celebrations, always along with raki.

10:42 am, the “Captain Morgan” from the Cyclades

The French love Amorgos and Amorgos the French. In this long-lasting relationship of love and mutual respect, the storyplot of Bertrand stands apart. Bertrand from Amorgos designed a long journey to almost all of the world to come back with his boat to Amorgos. Today he organizes cruises that has a traditional-boat within the Aegean, that he considers where for such trips.

12:15 pm, a lttle bit closer to God.

Visit the monastery of Ag. Georgios of Valsamitis.

A point where thousands of years ago, Orthodoxy, a famous watermill, the god Apollo, Saint George, the river that foretells what is going to happen inside future, and also the constant try to find the truth, exist altogether. In the 8th century, an icon was discovered at that point and for that reason a monastery was built. Today it is really a place of spiritual uplifting, tranquility, serenity and internal search.

13:30 pm A long journey inside the “chora”

The capital on the island, “chora” of Amorgos features the classic Cycladic beauty with narrow, cobbled streets, whitewashed two-storey houses, arches, and countless churches. The picture ends with immaculate white, crystal nearly blue sky along with the loud, warm colors in the bougainvillea.

All of such are known and beloved within our Cycladic color palette.

Another characteristic would be the typical hill with windmills, which gaze out in the Aegean Sea.

A big contradiction in the event you consider the a lot of pirate raids. These winding, narrow streets, this maze with the “chora” served then to emerge from of inhabitants, who ran and lost in here to escape on the pirates.

14:45 pm, Meeting together with the history

A holiday to the folk museum, the spot that the island’s historical archives are hosted. This archive continues to be collected over many decades and is digitized nowadays. The archive has documents from 300 a long time ago.

In the documents, it’s reflected the lifestyle with the inhabitants from the island and also the changes that intervened throughout the centuries. Important historical facts and figures in regards to the older picture of Amorgos are on these pages of files. You can even find recorded, natural phenomena and disasters affecting the landscape but also the economy – society with the island.

15:45 pm, St Anne along with the Virgin Mary of Hozoviotissa

Saint Anne, mother with the Virgin Mary plus the Virgin Mary symbolically meets here around the East side on the island.

We are talking regarding the famous little chapel of St. Anne and also the famous beach, with fantastically aquamarine colors in the water that formed the natural backdrop to the movie of Luc Mpesson “Big Blue”. The Ag. Anna looks like it can be here in a continuous conversation together with the monastery of Virgin Mary of Hozoviotissa, which means nine centuries perched up there for the steep slope.

Amorgos is renowned for its hiking trails. The most famous route will be the climb towards the monastery of Hozoviotissa, 300 stairs and plenty of stopovers have fun with this sensational view that is certainly breathtaking. Stand here, and admire the vastness on the world in one with the biggest and nicest balconies.

16:20 pm, Facing the Aegean Sea, seeking God

Built in defiance in the landscape, and on the same time extolling the greatness on the world, addicted to steep rocks, the monastery of Hozoviotissa looks poised being a miracle.

It generally seems to balance using a thin rope that separates the pad world from your spiritual Hymn to human will, and faith. Almost against natural laws, a meteor inside the Aegean. Meteor because the thousands of unanswered questions of mankind. The monastery was integrated 1088 plus the occasion because of its inauguration ended up being find the icon with the Virgin Mary who arrived here from Hozhova in Palestine, the place near the Holy Land and Jericho.

An island, an enormous blue embrace, and also a miraculous place that affects the soul on the people

18:30 the Vespers and also the Castle

We return on the “chora” and is also already the hour of Vespers.

Visit then your many churches from the “chora” so we are heading to your Castle that dominates for the rock from the middle from the village.

It perhaps there is since the 13th century. It can be a Venetian building. At the top in the cliff will lead that you simply steep staircase built for the north side, while to exit the Castle you pass first through the chapel of Ag. George. From the Castle now the view is panoramic and reaches approximately Naxos, small Cyclades, and IOS. From this point, the inhabitants could control the sea of Naxos and Astypalaia.

21:45 pm, “Amorgiano mou perasma┬╗

Stop on the coffee shop with traditional music played by young musicians. Amorgos is renowned for the revels organized at intervals of opportunity…

Amorgos by N. Gatsos

To an environmentally friendly star

Evil witnesses to males are eyes and ears should they have barbarian souls. HERACLITUS

With their country strapped on the sails their oars suspended from the wind

the shipwrecked slept tame as dead beasts on sheets of sponges

but the eyes on the seaweed are turned on the sea

lest the south wind bear it back with new-dyed sails

and also a lost elephant is definitely worth more than the two breasts of a

trembling girl.

only enable the roofs of ruined mountain chapels provide light for with desire for that

evening star

allow the birds also come in waves to your masts with the lemon trees

together with the strong white gasps of the latest steps

and then your winds arrive the bodies of swans that remain mild unsoiled


into the steamrollers of shops inside the cyclones of cabbage patches

when the eyes on the women became dark plus the hearts on the chestnut

sellers broke

when the harvest was stopped as well as the hopes with the crickets began.