Amorgos The ancient street

Amorgos - The ancient street

The ancient street, or old stratum, connects Chora to Aegiali. It was the basic road through which people used to move and transport their goods in the past. For the walkers it is a rough, but very interesting route of 14.5 km (about 4 hours). Start by ascending from Chora towards Profitis Ilias to enjoy the sublime view. Afterwards you will pass by the very typical limestone rock called Trapezopetri which is connected to local legends and traditions. The path leads to the central asphalted road, but you can re-enter the path on the right and reach the location of Xenodohio. Here you will meet the path starting from the monastery of Hozoviotissa, passing by the area of Kapsala. That path is of great interest as well since until you reach Xenodohio you pass by the Byzantine chapel of Agios Ioannis Chrisostomos, an old dependency of Hozoviotissa with interesting murals, and from Askitario which is located a few meters higher. In addition, from the marvellous Byzantine church of Panagia Theoskepasti, inside a rocky prominence, and Agios Georgios.

The location of Xenodohio marks the spot where the medieval inn was located for the people and the animals who wanted to rest when they travelled from Chora to Giali.

Continuing towards Aegiali you will pass by the upland with the rural village of Asfondylitis and you will reach the junction with the path that leads to Halara, where there is a round tower of the Hellenistic period. Before you reach Ano Potamos you can stop at the chapel of Ai Mamas, which has a spring nearby. You will reach the bay of Aegiali.


Trapezopetri is a horizontal rock with a length of about 3m, which balances on a smaller one. It looks like a prehistoric megalithic worship monument.

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