The last itinerary of the speedboat, around the middle of October, marks the end of the summer season for the island of Amorgos. The people at the port are few and far between. Tears well up either with nostalgia or with relief that the summer is coming to an end.
In 1988, French director Luc Besson chose Amorgos as one of the main settings for his subsequently renowned film The Big Blue.
Many years have passed since then and Amorgos is still experiencing the success of this film which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
The famous boat, a trademark of Amorgos, has been riding the Aegean waves for six decades , carrying passengers, supplies and medical equipment to Naxos and the Small Cyclades.
I wonder how many articles have been written about the unique, the dazzling Santorini?
There’s probably scores of us who’ve imagined taking snaps of the imposing caldera or swimming in the warm waters next to the volcano.
Koufonissi is the closest island to Amorgos, about an hour, and has a special and let’s say a somewhat exotic experience in store for you.
That day I woke up early, got my backpack and went down to the port.
At 7 our ferry departed for the Small Cyclades and Naxos.
The geographical location of Amorgos, in combination with an abundance of itineraries from the port of Katapola make it either the starting point or the end of a charming island hopping.