DESCRIPTION OF THE CRUISE
We set sail at 9.30 from the port of Katapolo.
We sail along the coast of Kastri at low speed where in the old days, the people that lived in Kato Meria would run to find safety in the castle on seeing the pirate ships. Next we sail along the coast of Kato Kabo bay, Patelidi isle and then we reach the shipwreck of Amorgo. We take pictures and then go by Kalotaritissa bay which we can see on our left and Gramvousa isle on our right.
We then reach Cavo Palo and head back to the South of Amorgos.
We leave behind isle Kisiri on our left and then reach cape Timoni.We continue sailing on the south of Amorgos and reach the renowned beach Mouros where one can take pictures and then set sail for St Anna bay beneath the monastery.This location is where the shooting of the movie “The Big Blue” took place in 2017, which made Amorgos famous worldwide. From the sea cruiser one can capture the extraordinary ornament of our island which is the monastery of Holy Mary Hozoviotissa which stands on the steep rocks of Amorgos like a white dove.There we can also see the isles Mikro and Megalo Viokastro. According to mythology these isles were pirate ships that Holy Mary turned into rocks when they arrived there to plunder her.
We then continue our sail on the south side of Amorgos.The steep rocks that reach the sea and sea caves are the wild beauty that can be seen only on the south side. We sail to Chalara, the very best beach of Amorgos.
There we can see the “petrified pirate“. According to a myth…..many years ago, pirates from the east came there to plunder Amorgos and the rich monastery of Holy Mary Hozoviotissa. As they were sailing along the south coast of Amorgos from cavo Kroukelo towards the monastery, they saw the great beach of Chalara and anchored there to rest.
Holy Mary who protected the island petrified their captain so to date he is known as “the petrified pirate” . On seeing this, the rest of the crew abandoned the two ships which were drifted beneath the monastery.Holy Mary petrified them as well and they have remained like that ever since.They were named Megalo and Mikro Viokastro at St Anna’s bay.
We then anchor and disembark on the beautiful, isolated beach to enjoy a swim in the clear blue waters of “the big blue” of Amorgos and take pictures of the “petrified pirate” which has been standing there arrogantly on the edge of the beach. Two hours later we embark again to enjoy a delicious traditional meal of Amorgos on deck along with the local organic wine, beer or ouzo and the seabirds in the air.
We then sail off at low speed from Chalara along Sparti bay and slowly reach the mines (Metallia) of Amorgos where one can see and capture the caves from where bauxite was extracted from until 1939, the remains of old buildings as well as the last excavated bauxite which was never loaded.
We then set off to return to the port of Katapolon where our journey ends at approximately 16.30 when our journey ends.
We want to make this the highlight of your stay in Amorgos. A cruise that you will never forget!
We would like to inform you that in case of bad weather (winds above 3 beaufort) and to avoid waves, you will be taken free of charge to the beach of Mouro by our private coach, which will be waiting for you at Katapolo.From there you will embark on the sea cruiser and the cruise will go on in calm sea.
The south part of Amorgos is free of north winds and waves.In this case we only get to see the south side of Amorgos and return to the beach of Mouros again where the coach will take you to the port of Katapolo.If the starting point is changed due to weather conditions you will be informed 1-2 days earlier via telephone or a message on your cell phone.