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Ancient Arkesini in Amorgos

Ancient Arkesini is one of the oldest settlements on Amorgos and is located on a rock below the village of Vroutsi. The city was built inaccessible as protection against pirates.


The hike to Ancient Arkesini in Amorgos starts in Vroutsi.

The hike starts in the village Vroutsi. Just follow the sign.



Ancient Arkesini is now in ruins and there is not much left to see. But the beautiful hike and the nice view from there still makes the place worth seeing. I would say that this is a place you should see when you are on Amorgos, but it must be in good weather, in other words it should not be to windy.


Hiking to Ancient Arkesini in Amorgos.

Hiking to Ancient Arkesini. The ancient settlement is visible on the cliff straight ahead.


Ancient Arkesini had been a worth seeing place even if it was not an old city. It is easy to stay here for a long time and philosophize about life and times long past. Bring food and drink, or you can eat at the cosy taverna in Vroutsi.

To get to Ancient Arkesini you first go to Vroutsi, by bus or by private vehicle. In the centre of the village there is a sign saying Kastro, follow the arrows and the trail in about 50 minutes and then you will arrive at this magical place.


View from Ancient Arkesini in Amorgos.

View from Ancient Arkesini.


Do not be misled by the name Ancient Arkesini, it is not located where today's village of Arkesini is located, but below the village of Vroutsi.


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