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Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery, Amorgos, Greece

Most visitors to Amorgos come for the architecture and culture rather than to soak up sun at the beach. The Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery is open for tours, and offers spectacular views of the Aegean Sea while immersing tourists in the 11th-century comforts of the monastery. Hike the rocky coast of Amorgos or head inland to one of the tiny villages for a taste of the quiet life.

Amorgos is the easternmost island of the Greek Cyclades island group, and the nearest island to the neighboring Dodecanese island group. Along with several neighboring islets, the largest of which is Nikouria Island, it comprises the municipality of Amorgos, which has a land area of 126.346 square kilometres, and a population of 1,973.
Area: 48.78 sq miles (126.35 km²)
Locations: Aegean Sea · Mediterranean Sea