Amorgos is located at the eastern edge of the Cyclades archipelago. The mostly rocky island offers great hiking routes. We can also enjoy the beach here, with both sandy and pebbly parts to choose from. Most of them can be found on the northern part of the island; there are only few beaches on the south. Amorgos is a great starting point when exploring the eastern and southern parts of the Cyclades!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The weather of Amorgos
- Ports and islands around Amorgos
- Sail in Amorgos. Amorgos yacht tours
- 1-week Amorgos sailing trip in the southeastern part of the Cyclades
- 7 days Amorgos yachting to Milos
- Marine gas near Amorgos, boat gas station in the Cyclades
The weather in Amorgos is similar to that of the other members of the Cyclades, with dry summers and moderately wet autumns and winters. The average temperature is 24.7° Celsius with a sea temperature of 23-24° Celsius. The beaches located on the southern coast provide protection against the summer wind meltemi. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Amorgos
Karavostasi Marina, Ios
It is a medium-sized marina on the island of Ios. It can accommodate boats up to 60 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 4 metres. There are many services available such as a water tank refill, and you can find restaurants nearby.
Adamas Marina, Milos
The Adamas Marina can accommodate 50 boats up to 50 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 5 metres. The offered services include bars, restaurants, boat maintenance service, and water tank refills. Information about sailing in Milos, or Milos boat rental
Santorini’s largest port is Athinios, located on the western side of the island. Locals also refer to it as New Port or Thira Port. It can accommodate hundreds of yachts. It is very well-equipped. There are drinking water, electricity and a refuelling station. The port is very busy, especially in the high season.
This is the old port, located near the town of Fira, the tourist centre of Santorini. It is small in size, so larger boats cannot berth here. The passengers of such boats are transported to the mainland by water taxi. You can reach the town climbing 600 steps of stairs. You can go on foot, with a cable car or on the back of a donkey. If you get hungry, there are restaurants and taverns in the port. You can buy souvenirs and local delicacies in the smaller shops.
The picturesque Ammoudi is on the north-western coast of Santorini, next to Oia. It is only 13 km from Firas. The small port can accommodate yachts up to 20 metres in length. There are traditional fish taverns on the beach where you can try fresh seafood dishes and local delicacies as well.
The recently opened Vlychada is the most protected port on Santorini. It can accommodate boats up to 25 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 4 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and a refuelling station. In addition, there are bars and restaurants along the coast. Information about sailing in Santorini, or boat hire in Santorini
During this one-week-long trip, we will leave from the northern port of Amorgos. We will visit the Small Cyclades, explore the island of Santorini in two days, and then return to Amorgos.
Day 1. Aegiali (Amorgos) – Koufonisia
33, 23 km (20, 65 mi)
First, let’s sail to the island of Ano Koufonisi in the west! The small archipelago of two islands consists of Ano Koufonissi and Kato Koufonisi. Kato is uninhabited, so moor in Ano. You can find every important service in the only village of the island. Leaving the marina, you can admire the gorgeous natural surroundings of Ano. Sail around the island and discover the beautiful beaches and sea caves! Visit the island of Kato where you can go swimming in a perfectly peaceful environment, with basically no tourists around. Read more about what to do in Amorgos or boat rental in Amorgos
Day 2. Koufonisia – Schoinousa – Iraklia
17, 43 km (10, 83 mi)
Sail southwest and drop anchor at the island of Schoinousa. There are three small villages on the island that you can discover on foot. They were built-in Cycladic style, so you will see many white houses and narrow little alleyways. The life of locals is very quiet, they only organise religious celebrations and smaller festivals over the year. Thus, Schoinousa is an ideal choice if you are looking for a peaceful holiday.
West of Schoinousa you will find the calm little island, Iraklia. Enjoy the natural beauty of this place! You can see monk seals and sea turtles on the shores! There are two villages on the island. One of them is Agios Georgios, moor your boat here. The capital of the island is Irakleia, located in the heart of the island.
Day 3. Iraklia – Ios
33, 10 km (20, 57 mi)
Our next stop could be the island of Ios. It is a bustling island full of life. In summer, there are parties and festivals in the capital. If you want to get away from the city, discover the Tomb of Homer! If you want to see an archaeological excavation, visit the ruins of Skarkos!
Day 4. Ios – Agia Eirini, Therasia – Thira (Santorini)
41, 72 km (25, 92 mi)
We can spend several days on the islands of Santorini, so that is where we should be headed now. Let’s stop at the island of Theresia in the west first! Drop anchor at Agia Eirini and discover the beautiful, almost untouched island. Only 300 people live here, most of them live a traditional life. In the town of Thirasia you can find some restaurants and shops. You can walk around the island or explore it on donkey back. Agrilia and Kera are two old, abandoned villages where you can see small cave houses. In the small ports of Korfos and Riva you can eat fresh fruit and fresh seafood dishes.
At the end of the day, we should drop anchor in the port of Thira. You can go to the town on foot, in a cable car or on donkey back. In Fira, you will find yourself in front of the local archaeological museum where you can discover several ancient artifacts. The Gyzi Megaron Museum is at the northern end of the town. Here you can see the photographs taken before and after the 1956 earthquake. We recommend local restaurants. The town is famous for its wines and delicious gyros. Read more about what to do in Santorini or Santorini sailing. Check our boats: yacht charter in Santorini
Day 5. Thira (Santorini) – Kamari (Santorini)
23, 15 km (14, 38 mi)
We can find the town of Kamari and its amazing beach on the eastern coast of Santorini. You can find several shops, pubs and restaurants in the streets close to the coast. There are cinemas on the island, one of them is an open-air cinema, surrounded by trees. Be sure to visit the beach that has Blue Flag Certification! You can go diving or try some exciting water sports. If you are interested in the ancient history of the island, visit the ruins of Thera on Mount Mesa Vouno on the south part of the island.
Day 6. Kamari (Santorini) – Anafi
25, 53 km (15, 86 mi)
Your next stop is the island of Anafi, located east of Santorini. It is a peaceful little island with beautiful sandy beaches. There are few tourists here, so the locals are very welcoming. You can find some Christian churches and monasteries on the island. In summer, the island is home to cultural festivals and events. Many visitors come from Santorini.
Day 7. Anafi – Katapola (Amorgos) – Aegiali (Amorgos)
82, 94 km (51, 54 mi)
We’ve been saving a quite long sailing trip to the north for the last day. Let’s go back to Amorgos from Anafi. We should first drop anchor in the marina of Katapola. There are many shops and bars on the streets near the marina. A walking path leads to the ruins of the ancient Minoan settlement at the nearby hill. From here, you will have a wonderful view of the bay.
Finally, we should navigate back to where we started last week – the northern port of Amorgos, Aegiali. Compared to Katapola, this is a quieter, more peaceful village. If you like hiking, you must check out the hiking routes leaving from here – each of them leads to an interesting sight to see. There are smaller bars and restaurants near the village’s beach waiting for you. You can even find a playground here, so the children can also have some fun!
We will leave from the northern port of Amorgos, visit the Small Cyclades, and then stop at the islands on our way to Milos.
Day 1. Aegiali (Antiparos) – Katapola (Antiparos) 18, 08 km (11, 23 mi), Day 2. Katapola (Amorgos) – Koufonisi 25, 91 km (16, 10 mi), Day 3. Koufonisia – Schoinousa – Iraklia 17, 43 km (10, 83 mi), Day 4. Iraklia – Ios 33, 10 km (20, 57 mi), Day 5. Ios – Sikinos 12, 98 km (8, 07 mi), Day 6. Sikinos – what to do in Folegandros 19, 26 km (11, 96 mi), Day 7. Folegandros – Kimolos – Milos 64, 60 km (40, 14 mi)
- Riva Tirasia, Santorini: Depth: 5m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 36.452705, 25.344247
- Thira New Port, Santorini: Depth: 4.5m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 36.386354, 25.428268
- Adamantas Milos, Milos: Depth: 5m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 36.721797, 24.444774
Amorgos, located at the eastern edge of the Cyclades, is a great starting point when exploring the southern part of the archipelago. You can easily get to Santorini or even navigate to Milos from here! Find more Cyclades sailing destinations or choose another Cyclades yacht charter.HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT