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It was a little bit tricky to travel to Amorgos before, for many years it was almost a feat to get here. If it was an advantage or disadvantage depends on who you ask, the islanders were screaming for better communications, while fanatical supporters of Amorgos applauded the tricky communications. They obviously wanted to keep the island for themselves.

Everything changed the summer of 2007 when Amorgos became a very easily accessible island with daily ferry connections to Santorini. So it is quite easy to travel independently to Amorgos. If you do not want to travel independently ask a tour operator in your country if they arrange package holidays to Amorgos.

Either you fly to Athens, Mykonos or Santorini. I prefer to fly to Santorini because of the good boat connections with Amorgos. I also prefer Santorini since the boat trip is short and I also prefer to begin and end my island hopping on an island. Of course, Mykonos is also a good alternative.

The nearest domestic airport lies on Naxos.

The port in Katapola.

The port in Katapola.

Express Skopelitis. Aegiali. Amorgos.

Express Skopelitis on the way to the port of Aegiali an early morning in June.

As said, Amorgos has good boat connections with Santorini and Athens' port at Piraeus, and pretty good boat connections with Mykonos. However, it is another island that has the best boat connections with Amorgos, and it's Naxos, both with regular ferries and catamarans, and with the mythical Express Skopelitis. Express Skopelitis is a small local ferry with its home port in Katapola on Amorgos. It is small, it is slow, it seldom keeps to time and it is not the archipelago's funniest ferry to travel with when it is a strong wind. Express Skopelitis runs the route Naxos, Iraklia, Schinoussa, Koufonissi, Amorgos all year round. Some departures also goes to Donoussa (after Koufonissi). The voyage between Naxos and Amorgos takes about five hours with Express Skopelitis, longer if she is going to Donoussa and even longer if it is a strong wind. Express Skopelitis runs six days a week during the season, and during the low season she runs three to four times a week.

Do you think that Express Skopelitis feels insecure, or takes too long time, you can choose to go with big ferries and catamarans. Amorgos also has good boat connections with Astypalea, Folegandros and Sifnos. There are also boat connections to Kos and Rhodes one or two days a week.

Keep in mind that there are two ports on Amorgos: Katapola and Aegiali. Sometimes the ferries call at both ports, sometimes not. It takes almost an hour by bus from Katapola to Aegiali, so the best thing is to disembark in the right port.

Ferry timetable for Amorgos »

Express Skopelitis. Katapola.

Express Skopelitis leaving the port of Katapola.

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