Greece – ‘The Jewel of the Cyclades’

Greece – ‘The Jewel of the Cyclades’


Amorgos the Jewel of the Cyclades

With it’s rugged mountain scenery, excellent walking trails and an extraordinary cliff-top monastery, the Greek island of Amorgos is an unspoilt alternative for those wishing to venture off the well-worn Mykonos-Paros-Santorini route.

It may not be the easiest place in the world to get to, but after a two-day journey from the UK by train, plane, automobile and a 9-hour ferry crossing from Piraeus (Athen’s main port), I’m out on deck gazing at Amorgos, rising from the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea in a long dragon’s back of craggy mountains, white-washed villages and deserted beaches – the jewel of the Cyclades group.

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Photography by Karin Riikonen
Text by Andrew Marshall