It might be difficult to understand that the sea around Amorgos is
called The Big Blue when you're sitting
at a taverna on the waterfront reading a book. But when you get up into
the mountains and look out over the blueberry blue sea you understand.
The water that surrounds Amorgos is, if possible, the clearest throughout
the Cyclades. Snorkels and masks are a must on the packing list.
The bathing-places with rocks are the main attraction on Amorgos,
the beaches comes second. Amorgos is definitely no island for those who
yearn for mile-long sandy beaches with sunbeds in long rows, water toys
for hire and beach bars playing loud music. All this is missing on
Amorgos, there are, for example, not a single sunbed for hire (except
at Maltezi beach where a few sunbeds find their way in high season).
Note that the beaches in Katapola
and Aegiali are described under
the headline of Villages.