Amorgos- Tour to the Monastery of Hozoviotisa

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Visit the highlight of the island of Amorgos, Hozoviotisa Monastery, and enjoy free time for discovering the beauties of Amorgos town

Drive from Katapola port through the island town to the Monastery. Take the stairs and climb uphill to the Monastery of Hozoviotisa which is the principal highlight on the island of Amorgos. The monastery is a tribute to the Holy Mother. The building of the monastery stands at 300m above sea level and is build on the side of a rocky hill. It was built on the 11th century[around 1017] and it is surprising how it was possible by the means possessed during this time. Some of the most important pieces of art into the monastery are the icons of “Panaghia Portaitisa”[15th century] and “Yenadios Prayer”[16th century] .

But the most important highlight remains the building of the monastery itself. The building looks like it was carved on the rock in front of the sea. Once on the monastery [it requires approximately 20-30min of climbing the stairs leading to the monastery] the views to the sea and the Aegean sea will compensate visitors. There will be provided enough time for amateur photographers to capture the rare beauty of the landscape as it is offered by the monastery. Step down to rejoin your bus which after a short drive will take you back to Chora [island’s town]. There enjoy your free time to discover Amorgos Town at 400m above sea level with nice view to the sea and the characteristic Cycladic architecture. After your stay in Amorgos town re-embark your bus and drive back to Katapola port and your ship.

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

* guides in other languages available, upon request

Exclusions

-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

Step 1

Your tour starts from Katapola port

Step 2

Visit of the Monastery of Hozoviotisa

Step 3

Free time in Amorgos Town

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