TRAVELS – GREECE
Deep Blue – Amorgos Island, Summer
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© Text: George Fiotakis – Photos: Marios Lolos / Photoreportaz
Description/ Summary :
Walking on Amorgos means fresh air, sun, smell from the herbs and an endless view of the bright blue Aegean Sea. You can have this view from almost every single point of your route.
Things to be taken into consideration; it was not until the mid 1990s that the first proper roads were constructed. These are; a) From Chora to Arkesini southwards and b) from Chora to Egiali northwards. Before then, the car as a means of transport was of little importance. Donkeys used to be the essential means of transport by land and therefore, a well-designed “system” of cobbled paths used to cross the island and guarantee the transportation of goods to the villages.
Despite the fact that nowadays the car has already “invaded” the island, Amorgos remains peaceful and quiet. The traditional paths have mostly been preserved, providing us with amazing opportunities of exploring the island. Even today, it is possible to meet donkeys carrying heavy loads of fresh goat milk from the fields to the villages.