Passengers who travel by the ferry to Aegiali, arrive in the northeast part of Amorgos island, famous for the three Amorgian authentic shops for souvenirs!
Aegiali Bay has three beautiful villages around it, Tholaria, Langada and Potamos. The hiking trails around this part of the island will take you through at least one of them, and there is a great hiking path which starts in Aegiali, going through Tholaria and then finishing at Langada.
Aegiali Bay has one main beach front where you will be able to find many tavernas, beach clubs and day beach bars. The atmosphere is great here during the busy peak season, with the beach having lots of people on it and a great sunny spot for sunbathing and swimming. There are other beaches in Aegiali, which are a little bit more private and smaller, such as Levrossos and Psili Ammos, both being a short walk from Aegialis Hotel & Spa. Aside from the main hiking trails, Aegiali is a lovely bay to get around by foot enjoying the majestic sea views and beautiful natural surroundings of this part of the island.
Aegiali also has many choices of restaurants, suited for all dietary requirements and of course, a souvlaki shop, which is a traditional Greek meat dish. As you continue to walk in the center of Aegiali, you will also find two mini markets which have a variety of products, also selling fresh produce, meats and cheeses.
Make your ferry booking to Aegiali now and not later, for the reason that the island has become very popular and therefore, it is possible that you will not find any ferry tickets or accommodation.
Getting to Aegiali by Ferry
Getting to Aegiali can be achieved either from the Greek mainland port of Piraeus in Athens as well as from many islands. Aegiali port is in Amorgos island of the Cyclades located east of Naxos and the subcomplex of the Small Cyclades. From there all the ferries to and from Amorgos arrive or depart from. If you’re already in the Cyclades, there are ferry connections between Amorgos and Ios, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Santorini. Amorgos does not have an airport, which means that traveling by ferry is the only way to reach the island.
From Athens to Aegiali
From Athens to Aegiali, you have to take the ferry at the port of Piraeus. It’s really easy to get there, as there are regular bus connections between Athens airport and the port. It takes between 5 to 10 hours to reach Amorgos, depending on the ferry.
From Piraeus to Aegiali
Ferries to Aegiali leave from Piraeus, which is the main and biggest port of the Greek capital, situated only 12km away from the city center and arrive in Aegiali port. The duration of the ferry trip from Athens to Amorgos varies from a minimum of 5.5h to a maximum of 8.5h. This depends on the type of vessel (conventional or high-speed), the port of arrival Aegiali, the in-between stops to other islands and of course in some rare occasions the wind conditions.
Aegiali Ferry Port
Aegiali ferry port it’s the second port of the island. It’s located in a very beautiful bay, about 20 kilometers north of Katapola. Aegiali is on the west side of the island and more specifically Aegiali is found in the north part and is one of the most touristicaly developed settlements of Amorgos.
There are many fishing boats which are parked here during the busy days of the year. The Aegiali ferry port is located in the main center of Aegiali. Just up from the port you will find a block of cafes and bars which all give you a splendid sea view.
Transportation in Aegiali
The island of Amorgos is a stunning destination with unique natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Although it is rocky and mountainous, it is an ideal place for every nature lover. Despite its small size, transportation in Aegiali is quite well-organized. Either on foot, by bus or by a private vehicle, this place is really worth exploring!
Public transport is the cheapest way to move around the island. The local bus service carries out many routes on a daily basis from early in the morning until late at night. Special late-night bus services are also available.
Most of the bus routes have as their starting point Aegiali and they reach almost every village on the island. You can get information about timetables on Aegiali Bus.
Some beaches of the islands are accessible with a sea bus (traditional fishing boats). From Agios Pavlos you can get to the beaches of the islet of Nikouria.
Taxis and Private Transfers
Many taxis can be found in central spots of the island. Although a taxi is an expensive alternative compared to buses, it is definitely the most comfortable mean of transport and transfers you to your destination fast. You can contact some local drivers directly by calling on any of the following phone numbers +30 22850 71253, +30 693 788 3838, +30 697 398 8702.
Car and Motorbike Rentals
With a car or motorcycle, you can explore the island at your own pace and gain access to the most secluded spots! In case you don't have your own vehicle, there are car and motorbike rental shops in Katapola and in Ormos (in Aegiali). Also, you will find petrol stations on the road linking Katapola, Chora, and Aegiali.
Holidays in Aegiali
Holidays in Aegiali are perfect for families. Ormos has a long beautiful sandy beach which you can also walk or take the bath boat to some of the other nice beaches in the area. In the village and along the beach walk there are a variety of restaurants, shops, cafées, and bars. In the port, the fishing boats are laying side by side and it’s also moorings for visiting sailing boats.
From Ormos, it’s also easy to access a lot of walking paths with beautiful sceneries full of herbs and flowers that Amorgos is famous for.
Beaches in Aegiali
Beaches in Aegiali are known for their tranquil surroundings, spectacular views, and stunning landscape.
As this is an unspoiled island with traditional character, most beaches in Aegiali Greece are unorganized and ideal for total relaxation. Aegiali beaches can be reached on foot, by bus or small boat.
Here is a detailed list of Aegiali’s beaches:
- The beach of Aegiali: Amorgos’ largest sand beach. Ideal with children, as it’s easy to find some shade
- Agia Anna Beach: a small pebble cove located below the Monastery. There is a parking lot and a snack. The place is clearly worth a look
- Mouros Beach: a small beach sheltered from the wind. Above the beach, you will find a restaurant with a nice view. I had a great meal for a reasonable price
- Kalotaritissa: Sheltered from the wind, this beach is clearly one of Amorgos’ most beautiful, with its fine sand and turquoise waters. There’s also a snack
- Mikri Glifada Beach: only accessible by a walking trail from Tholaria
- Agios Pavlos Beach: a long sand beach between Katapola and Aegiali
- The beaches of Levrossos, Psili Ammos and Chochlakies are located close to each other, and are only accessible by boat or by a trail
Accommodations in Aegiali
A wide range of Aegiali apartments, hotels, resorts and villas all over the island welcome you to enjoy your stay by the sea offering all the requested facilities. As Aegiali is suitable for couple vacations the option of luxury hotels is available such as rooms to let, an Airbnb or even a villa.
Here are some suggestions in order to choose your ideal hotel in Aegiali:
- Aelia Studios
- Vigla Hotel
- Aegialis Hotel & Spa
Things to Do in Aegiali
Aegiali is another village you should visit in Amorgos. It’s located in a very beautiful bay, about 20 kilometers north of Katapola.
it’s completely different from Santorini and Mykonos, the most touristic islands!
Aegiali is also a great place for a family holiday in Amorgos. And if you want to relax at the beach and swim, you should know that Aegiali has one of the largest sand beaches in Amorgos. There’s even a playground for children!
Get ready to make memories on Aegiali island like no other and let us help you organize your to-do list!
- Eat and drink at the typical Greek alleys, taverns and the panoramic view over the bay
- Explore and hike in the North of the island, many walking trails start from Aegiali
- Visit the villages of Langada, Tholaria and Potamos. You can choose to hike between these 3 villages
- Spend your afternoon at one of the beaches and coves close to Aegiali
- Go shopping at the Amorgian shop which sells mostly alcoholic beverages made in the island as well as herbs and spices for cooking. You will definitely find bottles and gift packs of psimeni raki, which is an Amorgian type raki (traditional Greek liquor) made with herbs, spices and honey
Island hopping from Aegiali
Amorgos is very often combined with one or more island destinations. Island hopping from Aegiali is very easy because there are frequent ferry crossings from Aegiali to more islands in the Aegean Sea, making it a great starting point for island hopping in Greece!
The islands that are near Amorgos and have a direct ferry connection are the most popular for an island hopping package.
You can travel straight by ferry from Aegiali to the following islands: