When to travel

One of the questions I get a lot is when’s the best season to travel to Amorgos?

My answer is always the same: Amorgos is beautiful all year round, still it’d be best to travel when the conditions in your life favor it.

If we consider that the season is divided into four periods: low, middle, high and hot, each has advantages and disadvantages.

Low (2 months: May & October)

Middle (2 months: June & September)

High (1 month: July)

Hot (1 month: August)

spring time

Low season:

The low season consists of May, the most beautiful spring month, and October, essentially the first autumn month.

The weather during the day is sunny but also cool, and at night usually wet.

There are no severe weather phenomena (strong winds, thunderstorms).

Pros:

The best months for hiking.

Very good period for sailing.

May is the greenest month in Amorgos.

Low tourist traffic.

All hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops are open or opening during May.

Decent prices on accommodation and vehicle rentals.

The sea in October remains warm.

Cons:

Only the slow ferry makes the journey from Piraeus and it takes 8-10 hours.

Several restaurants, cafes, bars, shops have closed or are closing in October.

In the evenings there’s high humidity.

Local transport shortages (buses).

hiking in a sunny day

Middle season:

The middle period includes the months of June and September which are predominantly summer months.

The weather during the day is always sunny with the occasional strong north wind. At night its intensity drops. There’s a chance of some rain, mid to end of September.

Pros:
Very frequent transport by speedboats and conventional ships.

Really good weather.

Very good time for sailing.

Good conditions for hiking, diving.

Not so intense tourist traffic.

All hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops are open.

Bargain prices on accommodation and vehicle rentals.

The sea in September is quite warm.

Cons:

Less frequent transportation (buses).

There’s a chance of some rain, mid to end of September.

There’s a chance of strong winds on some days of September

balcony to the big blue

High season:

The high period includes July, which is usually the hottest month of the year.

The weather during the day is always sunny. In July the summer winds called meltemia start and they usually stop, mid or end of September. During the day the winds are quite strong, while at night their intensity usually drops.

Pros:

Very frequent transport by speedboats and conventional ships.

The perfect period for sailing.

Ideal weather for swimming, diving, strolling, clubbing.

Local festivals with free food and live music.

All hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops are open.

The archeological sites are open.

Very frequent transport (buses).

Cons:

High temperatures occasionally.

Poor conditions for hiking.

High prices on accommodation and vehicle rentals.

Chance of strong winds during the day.

sailing with a wooden boat

Hot season:

The hottest month of the tourist season not only in Amorgos but throughout Greece is undoubtedly August.

This month was the inspiration for songs, novels and quite a few films.

It’s in this month that Greeks escape the cities and flood the islands for their summer vacations.

The weather in August is very similar to that of July.

Strong meltemia in the morning that calm in the evening.

Pros:

Very frequent transport by speedboats and conventional ships.

The perfect period for sailing.

Excellent weather for swimming, diving, strolling, clubbing.

Local festivals with free food and live music.

All hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops are open.

The archeological sites are open.

Very frequent transport (buses).

 Cons:

Almost zero availability in accommodation, vehicle rentals.

The beaches are jam packed like most restaurants, cafes and bars.

High temperatures occasionally.

Chance of strong winds during the day.

Poor conditions for hiking.

Difficulty in finding parking space, mainly in small villages and beaches.

Increased prices on accommodation and vehicle rentals.

a meltemi day

On whatever season you choose to travel in Amorgos, you’ll live unique experiences and you’ll come across unforgettable images, routes and people.

 

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