An island nearly mythical. We begin these days an atmospheric adventure.
it’s far the island of Amorgos with its endless blue, Amorgos with its strength fields, its glittering light, and its poetic beauty.
The island of Amorgos, the birthplace of the poetry and of the poet Nikos Gatsos.
located on the south quit of the Cyclades however in the coronary heart of the Aegean Archipelagos. a day excursion on one of the unique islands of Greece.
7: oo am.
because the day’s first-day boat departs from Aegiali, heading West in the direction of the Cyclades and Piraeus. We wager on the faces of the passengers the viable end of their vacation, and this sweet fatigue that leaves you a nice ride when it reaches its cease. however, our day excursion in Amorgos just all started.
8:40 am, South East of Cyclades
Amorgos, it’s far said that it took its call from the “Amorgis” plant as a form of flax with which Amorgos tunics have been made off. it is placed at the north quit of the Cyclades, after Naxos and the Small Cyclades. With herbal harbors, Katapola and Aegiali, and an extremely lovely “hora”, one of the maximum lovely of the Cyclades, Amorgos appear to intersect the Aegean Sea and its vastness.
9:35 am, the Amorgian Pastel
We begin our day with a candy the traditional Amorgian pasteli and a Greek coffee of course.
Amorgos is well-known for some conventional and favourite products together with pasteli, rose-sugar, raki, raki…
Rose Sugar is a unique product made from wild rose petals that bloom in can also which can be kneaded with sugar and lemon. Pastel is made with honey and sesame seeds. it’s far the sweet presented on lemon balm, in case of baptism and celebrations, continually accompanied with raki.
10:42 am, the “Captain Morgan” of the Cyclades
The French love Amorgos and Amorgos the French. on this lengthy-lasting courting of affection and mutual appreciate, the tale of Bertrand stands proud. Bertrand from Amorgos made a long adventure to nearly all of the international to go back along with his boat to Amorgos. today he organizes cruises with a conventional-boat inside the Aegean, which he considers the satisfactory area for such journeys.
12:15 pm, a piece in the direction of God.
visit the monastery of Ag. Georgios of Valsamitis.
A factor where historical times, Orthodoxy, a famous watermill, the god Apollo, Saint George, the water that foretells what’s going to take place inside the destiny, and the constant look for the fact, exist altogether. within the eighth century, an icon became determined at that factor and so a monastery became constructed. today it’s miles an area of religious uplifting, tranquility, serenity and inner search.
13:30 pm a long journey within the “chora”
The capital of the island, “chora” of Amorgos capabilities the conventional Cycladic splendor with narrow, cobbled streets, whitewashed -storey houses, arches, and countless church buildings. The image is completed with immaculate white, crystal almost blue sky and the loud, heat shades of the bougainvillea.
All of those are acknowledged and loved in our Cycladic color palette.
some other feature is the typical hill with windmills, which gaze out over the Aegean Sea.
A huge contradiction in case you consider the years of pirate raids. these winding, slim streets, this maze of the “chora” served then to escape of population, who ran and lost in right here to break out from the pirates.
14:forty five pm, meeting with the records
A visit to the folks museum, wherein the island’s ancient archives are hosted. This archive has been accumulated over many decades and has been digitized in recent years. The archive has files from 300 years in the past.
inside the documents, it’s miles pondered the lifestyle of the population of the island and the modifications that intervened during the centuries. vital historic statistics and figures about the older image of Amorgos are also on those pages of documents. you could even locate recorded, herbal phenomena and screw ups affecting the landscape however additionally the economic system – society of the island.
15:forty five pm, St Anne and the Virgin Mary of Hozoviotissa
Saint Anne, mom of the Virgin Mary and the Virgin Mary symbolically meets right here at the East side of the island.
we’re talking approximately the well-known little chapel of St. Anne and the well-known seashore, with distinctly aquamarine colours of the water that shaped the herbal backdrop for the film of Luc Mpesson “large Blue”. The Ag. Anna seems like it is here in an ongoing communique with the monastery of Virgin Mary of Hozoviotissa, which stands for nine centuries perched up there on the steep slope.
Amorgos is famous for its trekking trails. The maximum famous path is the climb to the monastery of Hozoviotissa, 300 stairs and many stopovers to revel in this sensational view this is breathtaking. Stand here, and appreciate the vastness of the sector in one in all the most important and nicest balconies.
sixteen:20 pm, facing the Aegean Sea, looking for God
constructed in defiance of the panorama, and on the equal time extolling the greatness of the world, addicted to steep rocks, the monastery of Hozoviotissa looks poised as a miracle.
It seems to stability on a skinny rope that separates the fabric global from the religious Hymn to human will, and religion. nearly in opposition to herbal laws, a meteor within the Aegean. Meteor because the thousands of unanswered questions of mankind. The monastery changed into built in 1088 and the event for its inauguration become to discover the icon of the Virgin Mary who arrived right here from Hozhova in Palestine, a place close to the Holy Land and Jericho.
An island, a huge blue include, and a amazing vicinity that affects the soul of the people
18:30 the Vespers and the citadel
We go back to the “chora” and is already the hour of Vespers.
visit then the many church buildings in the “chora” and we are heading toward the citadel that dominates at the rock in the center of the village.
it’s miles there since the 13th century. it’s miles a Venetian constructing. on the top of the cliff will lead you a steep staircase built on the north side, at the same time as to go out the fortress you pass first from the chapel of Ag. George. From the fortress now the view is panoramic and reaches up to Naxos, the small Cyclades, and IOS. From this factor, the population may want to control the ocean of Naxos and Astypalaia.
21:45 pm, “Amorgiano mou perasma»
stop on the espresso save with conventional track played through younger musicians. Amorgos is well-known for the revels prepared at every opportunity…
Amorgos by way of N. Gatsos
To a green star
Evil witnesses to men are eyes and ears in the event that they have barbarian souls. HERACLITUS
With their us of a strapped to the sails their oars suspended within the wind
the shipwrecked slept tame as dead beasts on sheets of sponges
but the eyes of the seaweed are became to the sea
lest the south wind endure them again with new-dyed sails
and a misplaced elephant is constantly really worth a bit more than the two breasts of a
best permit the roofs of ruined mountain chapels light up with choice for the
permit the birds are available waves to the masts of the lemon timber
with the sturdy white gasps of new steps
and then the winds will come the bodies of swans that continue to be mild unsoiled
into the steamrollers of stores in the cyclones of cabbage patches
whilst the eyes of the women became dark and the hearts of the chestnut
while the harvest was stopped and the hopes of the crickets started out.