Almost half of this long, thin island, to the south-west and after the Chora, is taken up by the “Kato Meria” (Lower Side) of Amorgos. This is the island’s agricultural zone.
Kato Meria Amorgos
It consists of several scattered villages. After Agios Georgios Valsamitis, on the road towards Kato Meria, you will notice a change of scenery on the island. This part of the island has pronounced fishing, agricultural and animal husbandry characteristics, since the locals are mainly farmers and fishermen, with little tourism activity and limited choices for visitors.
The villages you will encounter along the way are: Kamari, Vroutsi, Arkesini, Kolofana and Kalotaritissa.
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The first is Kamari village, a sparsely populated settlement, followed by Mouros beach and then Vroutsi village. Vroutsi is marked by the old windmill crowing the village hill. The village is approximately 12 kilometers away from
Keeping to the main road, you will next come to Arkesini (one of the island’s ancient cities, 13 kilometers from Chora) which is spread out along the plain and marked by the church of Agios Onoufrios.
Arkesini village is one of the most ancient cities in the Amorgos island!
Rachoula neighborhood is visible on the hillside, and the main road leads on to Kolofana, almost 18 kilometers from Chora. The village is named after King Colophon.
Kolofana is followed by small, fertile plains, such as Kato Kambos, and Kalotaritissa bay, with its scattered houses. At Kalotaritissa, you can take a boat to Gramvoussa islet and enjoy a swim in its crystal-clear waters!
Paradisia cove is where the local fishermen dock their boats, while the last milestone at the southernmost tip of the island is the church of Agia Paraskevi, at 20 kilometers from Chora (formerly pasture-land).
The annual religious festival of Agia Paraskevi is attended by the whole island, as well as visitors from nearby islands and further afield.
The highlight of Agia Paraskevi’s festivity is the meal of delicious
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Photos from Vroutsi village and Kastri by M Theol Photography