Travel to Amorgos: An extensive article!
It is time to visit the island of the Big Blue; Amorgos! On this post, we have gathered some useful information on how to get to Amorgos island, and how to reach the island by ferry connections from and to the other islands like Naxos, Santorini, Mykonos!
Amorgos is the Easternmost island of the Cyclades islands and is located southeast of Naxos. Its distance from Piraeus port is 136 miles.
Unfortunately, the island does not have an airport and therefore the visitor should make stops at the airports of Naxos, Santorini or Mykonos which are connected daily with Athens International Airport El. Venizelos.
- Naxos: From Naxos airport you will need to drive to Chora’s port so as to take the ferry to Amorgos.
Trip duration: Approximately 2 hours to 5:30 hours.
Daily Connection Naxos – Amorgos: Blue Star Ferries and Express Scopelitis.
- Santorini: From Santorini Airport, you will drive to the Athenios port.
Trip duration: Approximately from 1 to 5-hours.
Daily Connection Santorini – Amorgos: SEAJET and Sundays with Express Scopelitis.
- Mykonos: From Mykonos’ airport to the old or new port of Mykonos.
Trip duration: Approximately takes about 2 hours.
Weekly Connection Mykonos – Amorgos: Please call or visit the local ticket agencies for information.
- Athens – Piraeus: Arriving at Athens Airport, you will need to go to the port of Piraeus by bus line X96 or the blue line of Attiko Metro where in this case you will change to the green line of “ISAP” at Monastiraki Station. Then you will continue towards Piraeus terminal, where you will reach the island with the available ships, which you will find below.
How to get to Amorgos – Piraeus Amorgos: hours
You can travel to Amorgos island by taking the Blue Star Ferries ships and you will reach the island in about 8 or 9 hours, or alternatively by choosing SeaJet where the journey lasts only 6 hours.
Piraeus to Amorgos ferry
There is a ferry connection from Amorgos to and from the port of Piraeus daily from June to September 2019.
Specifically, the Blue Star Ferries ships routes are as follows:
- F/B BLUE STAR NAXOS – from 10/06 to 08/09/2019
TUE – THUR – SUN: Departure from PIRAEUS at 06.45 and ARRIVAL at 15.10 noon at the port of Katapola.
MON-WED- FRI- SAT: Departure from Piraeus at 06.45 and Arrival at 14.30 noon at the port of Aegiali.
You may see the timetables here.
- BLUE STAR 1 or 2 – from 10/06 to 08/09/2019
SAT: Departure from PIRAEUS at 23.55 and ARRIVAL in the morning at 05.30 at the port of Katapola.
The Sea Jet 2 routes (2019) are as follows:
- SEAJET 2 Waiting for the official announcement route plan 2019.
MON-WED -THUR- FRI- SUN from PIRAEUS at 07.00 and ARRIVAL at 14.05p.m. at the port of Katapola.
From 11/09 – 30/09/18: (pending)
Also, the EXPRESS SKOPELITIS connects Amorgos with the Cyclades on a daily basis, starting from Amorgos (Katapola).
On Sundays also this ship departs from Katapola at 08.00 for Ios and Santorini and returns at 16.25 at Katapola.
Furthermore, the island is connected with AQUA SPIRIT ferry.
For any delay, or possible change in the above ferry schedules, please call the island’s agencies at the two ports:
- Aegiali port:
- Katapola port:
Amorgos bus schedule and routes
Amorgos Bus Company connects each Amorgos’ village. The bus connection in the summer months is quite frequent and buses connect villages of Aegiali with Agios Pavlos, Chora of Amorgos, Katapola and the villages of Kato Meria.
Find out more the itineraries below if you plan to use the bus service during your stay on the island.
The bus routes from 17/06/19 to 12/07/19 are as follows:
FROM: 13/07/19 until 25/08/19:
FROM 26/08/19 until 08/09/19:
See here the scheduled routes valid until 11/10/2019.
The ticket price is valid for a single route only. At nights itineraries, higher rates are applied.
Note that additional bus services are expected to take place at the annual festival of the island in the grace of Agia Paraskevi.
(From 16:30 to approximately one and a half hours. The last route from Kato Meria to Chora, Katapola, and Aegiali will take place at 1:45 at dawn).
Alternately, you can call a TAXI service. TAXI driver phone numbers can be found at the available bus stops and signposts in the villages of Amorgos.
You can also ask for available car rental locations or scooters that are charged daily.