Travel back in time to a better, friendlier place
A few years ago Karin and I took a three day trip to Amorgos. We had a delightful time exploring this dramatic island. It was quite a contrast to our home on Paros. We could see the telltale signs of summer tourism and related activity such as tour buses and active hotels and restaurants but this month it was calm, relaxing, mostly shuttered and small. Our village of Aliki was comparable to their main port of Katapola; their capital of Chora was equivalent to our isolated mountain town of Lefkes. We also found the local people were consistently warm and friendly–everything had an old fashioned appeal. Amorgos is said to be the easternmost island of the Cyclades, the southernmost of the Sporades and westernmost of the Dodecanese.