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Welcome to La Veranda Amorgos House

Not many things have changed in the not so distant past when Amorgos acquired asphalt roads but also publicity thanks to "the Big Blue" film. In this oblong island of Cyclades, the "good morning" calls for baked raki while the evenings include “rakomela” (raki and honey shots) and jamboree with improvised musical feasts in cafés. The island's breeze is flooded with aromas of lavender, sage and dozens of other herbs, the whitewashed churches sparkle at the sun's light, the little goats are hooked on the slopes while in the legendary festivities of Amorgos the "patatato" dish (goat meat with potatoes and tomato sauce) is still made in giant cauldrons. In Chora, the most beautiful of the Cyclades, windswept by Garbis (SW wind) and Gregos (NE wind), you can see ancient windmills, houses with colored doors and a striking gray rock.

Three picturesque villages encircle Aegiali amphitheatrically: Tholaria, overlooking the opposite hill of Vigla along with the ruins of the Ancient Aegiali, Langada, a lovely village that stretches in green gardens along with the small church-watchtower of Agia Triada and the quiet village of Potamos with the wonderful sunset.

The two biggest attractions of the island, the monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa and the beach of Agia Anna, are located just below Chora, on the steep backside of Amorgos, which inspired the production of "the Big Blue" film.

From here onwards the scenery changes and the sharp mountain peaks give way to the fields of Kato Meria where the Monastery of Agios Georgios Valsamitis is located which until half a century ago operated as a famous Hydromanteion. Further on, the village Arkesini with the exemplary restored Tower of Agia Triada of the 4th century BC, the little church of Agia Paraskevi with its famous feast in July and the bay of Kalotaritissa, from where you continue by boat to the islet of Gramvousa just opposite. It's an addictive place if you enjoy hiking, relaxation or revels till dawn.
Main House
Main House
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Guest House
Explore Amorgos
Explore Amorgos
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CONTACT INFORMATION
La Veranda House in Amorgos
Evangelia Christodoulaki, Tel. +30 210 7252917, mob. +30 6944477793
Email: evange@otenet.gr
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