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Journey to Astypalaia and Amorgos, Greece – Episode 815


Travel to Astypalaia and Amorgos, Greece (Podcast)

Hear about journey to Astypalaia and Amorgos because the Beginner Traveler talks to Michael & Cassandre from @JourneyOfMC about these two much less touristed Greek Islands.

They are saying, “We’re beginning off in Astypalaia and Amorgos, that are two islands within the Aegean Sea. Most individuals are aware of the Aegean Sea with Santorini and Mikonos, however these are extra distant islands. One is definitely within the Cyclades, which is Amorgos, and Astypalaia is within the Dodecanese island chain.”

“Astypalaia is thought to have probably the most scenic chora in all of Greece. And once I say chora, meaning these little iconic historic cities with these sugar dice homes perched up on a hill. It additionally has these smaller idyllic islets you can go to by boat. After which Amorgos, however, it’s wild with hovering mountains. It has distant seaside hikes. It has an Eleventh-century monastery that’s constructed within the aspect of a cliff. It’s a sheer sort of architectural marvel and a purpose to go to Amorgos alone.”

“European journey has actually exploded this 12 months. One of many issues we wished was to search out some islands in Greece that will provide us a respite from that,  a relaxed and uncrowded expertise.”

We begin on Astypalaia. The principle city has lovely white buildings and is capped with an outdated Venetian fortress. Michael & Cassandre advocate exploring the city after which taking a typical boat tour to Koutsomiti, Kounoupa & Pink Rock. This tour will discover distant seashores, emerald waters, and sea caves used to cover German submarines in WWII.

The subsequent day on the island, they advocate getting out into the countryside and taking some hikes to distant seashores. 

On Amorgos, a go to to the Hozoviotissa Monastery is among the highlights. This whitewashed monastery is constructed up on the aspect of a cliff, and getting there does contain a hike, however not as a lot a hike because the distant Agia Triada chapel.

Amorgos has quite a few cliffs on its shoreline, extra distant seashores, and at the least one outstanding shipwreck. 

Lastly, we spend a little bit of time speaking in regards to the extra common island of Santorini, which was their third cease on their itinerary.

In case you are in search of a quieter, extra native model of the Greek islands, think about Astypalaia and Amorgos.

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Present Notes

Michael & Cassandre @JourneyOfMC
Venetian Fort in Astypalea
Barbarossa (Astypalaia)
Astypalea Excursions
Livadi Seashore (Astypalaia)
Kaminakia Seashore (Astypalaia)
Steno Seashore
Plakes Seashore
Tzanaki Seashore
Akti Restaurant (Astypalaia)
Cucina Bar Restaurant (Astipalea)

The Massive Blue
Hozoviotissa Monastery in Amorgos, Greece
Mouros Taverna
Mikri Vlychada Seashore
Agia Triada
The Roadside Shrines of Greece
Resort Villa Mathios (Akrotiri) Santorini
The childish cemetery of Astypalaia
Shipwreck Olympia in Amorgos, Greece


Hello Chris.

Is there a solution to get a printout of the podcast so I understand how to spell all of the areas your visitor talked about within the podcast?


In case you are studying this then you might have discovered the place you could find them within the present notes at or within the lyrics of every episode


Journey to London, England – Episode 813

Hello Chris

I used to be very impressed together with your current visitor talking about London so eloquently and managing to pack a lot into such a small period of time.

Can I add a spot proper subsequent to  Borough Market, which is actually value a go to, particularly for North Individuals with an curiosity in historical past?

Southwark Cathedral (in contrast to Westminster Abbey) regards itself because the ‘Folks’s Cathedral,’ and you’re as prone to discover memorials to coal retailers, grocers, or ‘hop components’ as you’re celebrities.

Nonetheless, your listeners is perhaps to listen to that John Harvard (founding father of your well-known College) was baptised right here in 1607.

And my favorite memorial is the sculptured grave of a Mahomet Chief,  Bruce Two Canine Bozsum, who was buried right here in 1735. He came visiting to petition the king for the return of lands taken by the settlers however died of smallpox whereas in London. The legislation in these days declared that no foreigner could possibly be buried throughout the official boundaries of London, so his physique was carried over the river past these dragon figures which guard the outdated Metropolis Partitions to Southwark. So this cathedral (and Borough Market subsequent to it) lies exterior the outdated Metropolis of London – it’s additionally free to enter, in contrast to Westminster Abbey!

Sustain the good work, and I’m particularly wanting ahead to your report out of your organised journey to Turkey, which have to be occurring quickly?

All the perfect


Sadly that journey obtained cancelled when 5 folks (together with my spouse) needed to pull out for private causes.


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