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Katapola

As the ship enters the port of Katapola leaving Cape Fanari with the church of Prophet Elias on the left, we can see in the distance the houses of the villages surrounding the bay. As we sail near Cape Kaparia on the left and Cape Aspes on the right, the villages by the harbour can be clearly seen. On the left, on the northern side of the harbour, you can see Xylokeratidi with the Church of the Three Hierarchs at the entrance of the town, in the centre you will find Rahidi with the church of St. George appearing first, and on the right, you can see Katapola a town of 485 inhabitants, where the central pier is found. The view from the three villages surrounding the bay, the vast plains in the distance, the mountain Moudoulia or Minoa in the southern part of the harbour, over Katapola, the hill with the old stone mill on the northern edge of the bay, over Xylokeratidi, the church of St. Panteleimon on the left and on the right St. Ioannis, of St. Anargyron and the Virgin Mary, altogether compose a magnificent landscape that exists on no other island of Cyclades.

General Information

Amorgos is surrounded by uninhabited little islands which can be visited by boat. Ten miles south of Amorgos is Anydros, under the Monastery of Hozoviotissa you will find the Small and Big Viokastro, outside the creek of Aegiali is Nikouria and near Nikouria is Gramponisi. Across the creek of Kalotaritissas you will find Grambousa, Psalida and opposite of Kato Kampo is Petalidi.

Local delicacies

Xydato, patatato, fava (yellow split peas), lemon leaves pastel, xerotigana, rakomelo (raki with honey) and don’t leave without buying myzithra, kafteri, paximada and honey. Also when eating at a tavern, be sure to ask for spaghetti with lobster and the Amorian goat slowly cooked in the oven.

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