Guided Hikes in Amorgos

Aegiali, Amorgos

AMO-0101  (Tour Code)

Care to explore the famous island of Amorgos that has inspired world-known artists with its untamed beauty? Its virgin landscape awaits for you to walk around its unspoiled nature, important monuments and picturesque villages. Whether you are a hiking lover or simply a nature enthusiast these are the experiences you should not miss!

Route 1> Aegiali Bay: Tholaria - Stroumbos – Langada (09:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Duration: 2 hrs hiking - 3 hrs (total) with stops and visits (Moderate route)

This hiking path connects the two traditional villages within Aegiali bay, Tholaria and Langada, and passes through a small village, Stroumbos. It is an excellent way to discover the lifestyle of the inhabitants, their traditions and the typical ambiance of the traditional cafés (“Kafeníon”). This hiking route crosses the most beautiful part of the island and offers fascinating views combining sea, mountain and local vegetation. One can see whitewashed chapels from all periods, sometimes built on ancient sites; the remains of a tower of the Hellenistic period; terraced fields, lined with magnificent dry stone walls and an overview of a small canyon, Araklos. The paths have been made using a variety of paved stones, ranging from deep black to bright white. This trail offers the opportunity to reap a nice sample of the famous aromatic and medicinal plants of the island.

Tour includes: hiking escort, transfer, water, snack
Tour does not include: picnic lunch (optional)
Pick up: Aegiali, Amorgos (any hotel)
Drop off: Aegiali, Amorgos (any hotel)

Route 2> Aegiali Bay: Tholaria - Stroumbos – Langada - Monastery of St. John Theologos (09:00 AM – 15:00 PM)
Duration: 5 hrs (total) with stops and visits (Advanced route)
This is an extention of route (1) which continues from the Church of Panagia Panochoriani, outside the village of Langada, to the Monastery of St.John Theologos which is located at an hour’s walk and hidden at 500m altitude on the slopes of mount Krikelos. This is one of the most important Byzantine monuments of the Cyclades, built in the time of Iconomachy, between the 7th and 9th century AD. The complex of various buildings and interior courtyards, along with the three-aisle domed basilica, forms a harmonious architectural ensemble. The location of the Monastery is worth visiting.

Tour includes: hiking escort, transfer, water, snack
Tour does not include: picnic lunch (optional)
Pick up: Aegiali, Amorgos (any hotel)
Drop off: Aegiali, Amorgos (any hotel)

Route 3> Port of Katapola – Southern Part of the island (09:00 AM – 15:00 PM)
Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins and 4 hrs (Moderate route)

You will be transfered to the port of Katapola for a hike discovering the southern part of the island. The Cycladic maze of narrow streets leads to a path to the archaeological site of Minoa, where one can visit the site of one of the three important ancient cities of the island. The Cretan King Minos is believed to have established his summer palace at this place. The walk continues to the small pretty villages of Lefkes and Ano Vrisi, isolated amid a magnificent landscape, with the houses and their flowered courtyards offering an enchanting and unusual site. Following, we arrive at the river Varmas, which depending on the season, can be dried or turned into a torrent. A beautiful trail down to the chapel of Agioi Saranta leads to the bay with the same name: a completely secluded beach surrounded by brilliant blue sea. The route continues to the village of Agia Thekla and returns to Katapola via Lefkes.

Tour includes:  hiking escort, transfer, water, bus transfer to Katapola
Tour does not include: picnic lunch (optional)
Pick up: Aegiali, Amorgos (any hotel) 
Drop off: Aegiali, Amorgos (any hotel)

Routes (1) and (3) are moderate and are suitable for persons with no previous experience.

Route (2) is suitable for persons who are experienced hikers.

Children (3-12 years old) are welcome to participate with parental guidance. 

Please bear in mind that all tours are not suitable for participants with heart problems or other medical conditions.


Monday, June 25, 2018

The best way to see the truly unique beauty of Amorgos if you are a nature lover!

The Cycladic Adventures team


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January 2019

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09:00-12:00 Organized Group tour (moderate route No.1)
Adults: 30€ / Children: 30€

09:00-15:00 Organized Group tour (advanced route No.2)
Adults: 50€ / Children: 50€

09:00-12:00 Organized Group tour (moderate route No.3)
Adults: 50€ / Children: 50€

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Cancellation policy: Regular


Special Requirements

Inform us of special medical conditions or respiratory problems Walking or hiking shoes required Visit to monastery (appropriate cover up required) Be Equipped for a Day in the Sun

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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