Vacations are a time for relaxation and letting go of having to do anything that requires much effort. Pool days in the sunshine, laying on the beach, sipping on cocktails and eating lots of yummy food are just some of the daily activities of holiday time. But in Amorgos, the energy is inspiring and uplifting and you will want to be active and get out in the nature. The island provides a peaceful oasis surrounded by untouched natural beauty, so it’s hard not to want to explore it.
This is why Amorgos is the perfect vacation place for relaxation and keeping active…
Walking is a great way to keep active whilst on holidays, especially when there the scenery is pretty spectacular. Amorgos has splendid untouched nature and breathtaking views. Hiking around the island is the perfect way to take in the fresh air of Amorgos and to move around a little bit. Known for its great hiking trails, Amorgos is a great island for adventure and excitement. You don’t have to be an experienced hiker to enjoy the walking paths, although some are more challenging than others. You can simply take your time and enjoy the scenic views all the way from the tall mountains of Amorgos. The island is 121.5 km² but it only has one main highway so it’s pretty easy to navigate around.
Amorgos has a special kind of energy, one which many describe as zen-like. There is something special about the mountainous landscape and the crystal-clear Aegean Sea together, bringing a sense of calm to the air. You can find crystal quarts in different parts of the mountainous regions, including at the Monastery of Hozoviotissa. These abundant minerals are known for their strong properties and positive effects on the mind, body and soul. It’s no wonder then that Amorgos is such a popular place for yoga and every year, yogis from all over the world come here to hold their retreats. To get you in the yoga groove, you can take part in the complimentary yoga classes everyday held at Aegialis hotel, available for all guests. Elysia yoga convention is also held here every year, and it’s one of the biggest yoga events in Europe. Even if you have never tried yoga, Amorgos is a great place to give it a try.
WATER SPORTS & SWIMMING
The crystal-clear Aegean Sea welcomes all water lovers to dive into a unique experience and get to know its sea life. Amorgos is one of the main locations for the film “The Big Blue” so it’s no surprise that it is a fantastic location for water sports. You can take part in snorkelling, diving, stand up paddle boarding and other exciting sea adventures. The island has some epic beaches, including Mourous (known for its caves), Agia Anna (famous for being the location of The Big blue) and of course Aegiali Bay which is a family friendly spot, perfect for water sports.
DETOX, RECHARGE AND RELAX
Whilst being physically active will be a true delight in Amorgos, staying at Aegialis hotel & spa means that you can indulge in the luxurious wellness facilities at Lalon Idor Spa. Sweat it out in the sauna, or detox your skin in the hammam room. The indoor pool has sea water in it, and it also have massage jets, a flowing stream and water cannon. Bring balance in your body and mind by spending some time in the Jacuzzi bath tub. The hydrotherapy jets are a great way to relax your muscles and your whole body. And of course you can
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