That’s Amorgas

Our first Cycladic island was Amorgos, 38 miles from Nsíros. We had a really uncomfortable sail for the first 4 hours with a current making us rock back and forward but, once we got into the lee of the island, the sea flattened out and we had a lovely sail to Katápola on the south west.

View from above Katápola across to Naxos.

One of the must-sees on this island is the Moní Panagías Chozoviótissas, a Byzantine monastery clinging to the side of the cliffs below the Chóra 180 metres above the sea. It’s a huge fortress built into the rock which houses the, apparently, famous icon of the Virgin Mary.

A shady spot up in the Chóra for lunch.

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