The significance of Amorgos Island
Amorgos Island in Greece has been considered as a place full of positive energy, since antiquity. This is why, the Ancient Water Oracle dedicated to Apollo God was established here and people from the whole Mediterranean were visiting the island in order to get advice. Today, at the same spot, there is the Byzantine Monastery of Saint George where Holy Water still emerges from the earth in a natural cave inside the Church. You can feel the strong energy when you are there.
According to Greek mythology, Amorgos was the island where Ulysses, on his way back to Ithaca from the Trojan War, was attracted like a magnate by the witch-goddess Circe and stayed on the island for many years, forgetting all about his faithful wife Penelope.
Amorgos remains an island off the beaten track where the world-known film of Luc Besson, “The Big Blue”, was shot. The 1.000-year-old Byzantine Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, built on the cliffs 300 meters above the sea, is a landmark for the island.
Hiking on Amorgos
Here is also a paradise for people who love hiking. There are plenty of hiking trails on the island in mountainous terrains reaching the mountain tops. Walkers can enjoy wonderful views, encountering with the many aromatic and therapeutic herbs, which are used for herbal teas and spa treatments. During the walks, one meets local people, doing their work, and different agricultural monuments, such as wind mills, threshing circles, wells, churches, stables for goats etc.
There is a new distillery for essential oils from local herbs in a nearby village, as well. Participants can collect their own herbs to take home.
Everyone has experienced feelings of peace and serenity, in certain places. There is nothing greater than finding an actual location that calms and rejuvenates both the spirit and the body. The breathtaking view gives everyone who visits Amorgos Island feelings of peace, serenity and strong energy.
The exceptional sense of hospitality in Aegialis Hotel & Spa will certainly offer the guest a wonderful experience. It is the ideal combination of unique natural surroundings, traditional luxury, welcoming and romantic atmosphere. There are different areas suitable for yoga and pilates retreats at the hotel. “Namaste Yoga Shala” is a distinctive part of the “Lalon Idor Thalasso Spa & Beauty Center”. The Shala is especially made for yoga and pilates retreats as well as dancing.
Lalon Idor Spa is an ultramodern thalassotherapy center, a unique area designed and decorated in a way that wakes up your senses, relaxes your spirit and revitalizes your body. Relaxation, peace and unforgettable moments await you!
How to find Amorgos
To reach Amorgos, there is on a daily basis a “Blue Star” ferry leaving from Piraeus port, Athens at 17:30 and arriving to Amorgos at around 1:00 a.m. There is a transfer service available from the port to the hotel. There is also daily connection from Naxos Island, by a local boat called “Skopelitis” at 14:00, arriving to Amorgos at 7:00, passing from the islands of Iraklia, Schinousa, Koufonisi, Donousa, the so-called “Small Cyclades”.
It is also possible to depart from Athens on a daily basis at 7:25 with the “Blue Star” Ferry which goes to Naxos Island. You will have a 90 min break for lunch on Naxos Island, walk around the city with the medieval castle and then catch again the local boat which goes to Amorgos at 14.00!
COME AND VISIT!
A guest Post by Irene Giannakopoulos, Manager Aegialis Hotel & Spa – Aegialis Tours