Amorgos Island – Katapola, Chora, Chozoviotissa’s Monastery

Katapola Amorgos, Hora, Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotisa

Day trip to Amorgos
Fridays
On the High Speed Passenger Boat
NAXOS STAR

Naxos Star Boat
Departure from Koufonissi harbour
Katapola Amorgos
Transportation to Hora Amorgos on a tour bus
Visit to the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotisa
Return to Katapola
Return to Koufonissi harbour

 

Hora Amorgos, at an altitude of 350 metres, is situated in the centre of the island.
It is a heritage site. White Cycladic houses, narrow alleys and churches.
Built around the castle, dating from the 13th century
At a distance of 5km from Katapola and the harbour.

Amorgos - Chora

Amorgos – Chora

Amorgos - Chora

Amorgos – Chora

 

 

 

 

 

Amorgos - Chozoviotissa

Amorgos – Chozoviotissa


The Panagia Hozoviotisa Monastery
A Greek Orthodox Monastery built on the rugged southern coast of the island, at an altitude of 300 meters. It is built on a cliff. It is 40 meters long and 5 meters wide at its widest point. At first glance it looks as if a huge hand had stuck it on the vertical cliff. The entrance to the monastery is 10 meters above the ground. Access was by rope ladder.
The monastery is thought to have been built in the 9th century
Emperor Alexios Komninos the 1st granted special rights to the monastery by imperial decree in 1088AD.

 Amorgos - Chozoviotissa

Amorgos – Chozoviotissa

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