The island is almost mythical. We're starting an atmospheric journey today.
It is the island of Amorgos with its infinite blue, Amorgos with energy fields, a glittering light and poetic beauty.
Amorgos Island, the birthplace of poetry and poet Nikos Gatsos.
It is located on the southern end of Cyclades, but in the heart of the Aegean archipelago. One day excursion to one of the special Greek islands.
7: oo am.
As the first day of the ship starts from Aegiali, it moves west towards Cyclades and Piraeus. On the passengers we guess the possible end of their vacation, and this sweet fatigue that leaves you a nice way when it comes to an end. However, our daily tour in Amorgos has just begun.
8:40 pm, South East of Ciclades
Amorgos, it is said that it got its name from the "Amorgis" plant as a sort of cloth with which the Amorgian Tunics were cut off. It is located on the northern end of Cyclades, after the Naxos and the Small Cyclades. With two natural harbors, Katapola and Aegiali, and incredibly beautiful "chora", one of the most beautiful Cyclades, Amorgos seems to cut the Aegean Sea and its vastness.
9:35 pm, Amorgian Pastel
We start the day with sweet traditional Georgian pastels and, of course, Greek coffee.
Amorgos is famous for some traditional and favorite products such as pastels, rose-sugar, crayfish, crayfish …
Rose Sugar is a unique product made of petals of wild rose, which bloom in May and chopped with sugar and lemon. Pastel is made with honey and sesame. It's sweet that is offered to the mat, in the case of baptism and celebrations, always with brandy.
10:42 am, "Captain Morgan" from Cyclades
The French love the Amorgos and the Amorgos of France. In this long-standing relationship of love and mutual respect, the story of Bertrand is highlighted. Bertrand from Amorgos made a long way to almost the whole world to return with his boat to Amorgos. Today he organizes cruises with a traditional boat in the Aegean Sea, which he considers the best place for such trips.
12:15, closer to God.
Visit the Ag Monastery. Georgios of Valsamitis.
The point in which ancient times, Orthodoxy, the famous waterfowl, the god Apollon, St. George, the water that predicts what will happen in the future, and the constant search for the truth, exist. In the 8th century, an icon was found at that place and a monastery was built. Today it is a place of spiritual ascension, tranquility, tranquility and inner pursuit.
13:30 Long trip tochora"
The capital of the island of chora in Amorgos is characterized by classical Cycladic beauty with narrow, stone streets, white two-storey houses, arches and countless churches. The picture is finished with a flawless white, crystalline almost blue sky and loud, warm colors of Buglenville.
All this is familiar and loved in our Cicladic color palette.
Another characteristic is a typical hillock with windmills, which overlook the Aegean Sea.
Great contradiction, if you consider the years of pirate attacks. These winding, narrow streets, this "chora" maze served then for the escape of the inhabitants who fled and lost themselves here to escape the pirates.
14:45, A meeting with history
Visit to the National Museum, where historical archives of the island are held. This archive has been collected over several decades and digitized in recent years. The archives have documents from 300 years ago.
The documents reflect the lifestyle of the island's inhabitants and the changes that have taken place over the centuries. Important historical facts and figures on the older image of Amorgos are also on these pages of the file. You can even find recorded, natural phenomena and disasters that affect the landscape, but also the economy – the company of the island.
15:45, sv. Ana and the Virgin Mary of the Hospitable
Saint Anna, the mother of the Virgin Mary and the Virgin Mary, symbolically meets here on the eastern side of the island.
We are talking about the famous chapel of Sv. Ane and the famous beach, with fantastic Aquamarine water colors that formed the natural background for Luc Mpesson's Big Blue movie. The Ag. Anna seems to be here in a current conversation with the monastery of the Virgin of Hospice, which stands for nine centuries located there on a steep slope.
Amorgos is famous for its hiking trails. The most famous trail is the climb to the Hozoviotissa monastery, 300 steps and numerous apartments for enjoying this sensational view that takes away breath. Stand here and admire the vastness of the world in one of the largest and most beautiful balconies.
16:20, turned to the Aegean Sea, seeking God
Built in contrast to the landscape, and at the same time glorifying the size of the world, hooked on steep cliffs, the Monastery of Hospices seems to be a miracle.
It seems that this balance is on a thin rope that separates the material world from a spiritual anthem for human will and faith. Almost against natural laws, a meteor in the Aegean. A meteor like thousands of unanswered questions of humanity. The monastery was erected in 1088 and the reason for its inauguration was to find the icon of the Virgin, who arrived here from Hoseva to Palestine, a place near the Holy Land and Jericho.
The island, a huge blue hug and a wonderful place that affects the soul of people
18:30 Evening and castle
We are returning to "chora" and already is the evening of Vecernje.
Visit many churches at the time and head towards the castle that dominates the rock in the middle of the village.
It is from the 13th century. It's a Venetian building. At the top of the cliff you will be led by steep stairs built on the north side, while for exiting the castle you first go from the Chapel Ag. George. From the castle the panoramic view now reaches to Naxos, the small Cyclades and IOS. From that moment on, the inhabitants were able to control the Sea of Naxos and Astypalaia.
21:45 pm, "Amorgiano mou perasma »
Stop at the cafe with the traditional music of young musicians. Amorgos is famous for enjoying every occasion …
Amorgos bi N. Gatsos
The evil witnesses of men are eyes and ears if they have barbaric souls. HERACLITUS
With their sailing ground, their oars hung in the wind
Shipwrecks were asleep as dead beasts on sponges
but the eyes of the sea grass turned toward the sea
that the south wind does not return them with new colored sails
and the lost elephant is always worth more than two breasts a
only that the roofs of the destroyed mountain chapels were illuminated with a desire for
let the birds come in the waves to the mast of the lemon trees
with a strong white sigh of new steps
and then the winds will come to the bodies of the swans who remain mild impure
in the slopes of the stores in the cabbage-cycles
when the eyes of a woman became dark and chestnut hearts
Sellers broke up
when the harvest was stopped and the hopes of the crickets began.