Agia Trianda Chapel
The chapel is “hanging on the cliff” only 5 minutes walk from Langada in the north of Amorgos. It was built during the years of piracy and was used as an occasional hiding place for the Aegialis population and overlook the whole valley and bay of Aegiali.
50 days after the Greek Easter
This remarkable monastery is the pride of Amorgos and the second oldest in Greece built in 1017 and renovated 1088. It is literally hanging on the cliff side 300 m above the sea. Hozoviotissa is the home of the famous icon Virgin Mary which every year is carried around to all the villages on the island. On November 21st there is a festival celebrating the saints day with food and sweets offered to visitors made by the residents of Amorgos. They have now reopened the museum which is very interesting and nicely made.
Celebration: 21 of November
Dress code: Visitors are kindly requested to be decently dressed, men must wear trousers and women long skirts. Clothes are no longer available at the monastery.
The Archaeological Museum – Chora
The museum is located in Chora and housed in a traditional old mansion known as Sala tou Gavra (“Hall of Gavras”). The museum contains some interesting pieces excavated on the island including remnants of the Minoan civilisation which existed here more than 4000 years ago. On the ground floor there are architectural finds from the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods plus marbles of Cycladic culture.
This beautiful church is located on the right hand side on the road connecting Chora to Kato Meria, surrounded by dense vegetation. It is one of the first churches built in the traditional Byzantic style. It is built on the site of an ancient temple dedicated according to myths to the god Apollon and also used to be an ancient oracle.
The tower of Agia Triada is from 4th century BC and is the most important ancient monument on Amorgos. Even though the tower is half ruined it still dominates the plain standing beside the church with the same name. It is built from four large cornered blocks and protected the large rural population and the fertile expanses of the area.
The shipwreck of the Olympia (which ironically was previously called “Inland”) was apparently crashed here by pirates. To find it you can go by car or take the bus line to Paradisia beach. When you go of the bus head back down the road & take the first turning on your right signposted Kalotaritissa. Walk 30-40 minutes and you should be able to see the wreck down a scrub covered valley on your right.