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Amorgos Practical info


General Info

CLIMATE
Amorgos Island is located in the south-easternmost edge of the Cyclades complex. Generally the island has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and cool summers. In specific it has a microclimate, so the weather conditions may differ from one side of the island to the other.

TELEPHONE
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad.  All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 7 digits (e.g. 210-3227400).

The Area Code for Amorgos is: +30 22850.
If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialing the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

CURRENCY
Euro €
Euro Coins: 1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver color), 10, 20 and 50 cents (gold color) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper color)
1 euro = 100 cents / centimes.
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes.


Getting There

BY AIR
Amorgos is connected by air via Naxos, Paros and Mykonos and from there with the local boat lines.

For more information on flights, please visit:
Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos: www.aia.gr

Olympic Airways: For accurate timetables and ticket costs visit Olympic Air website www.olympicair.com
Athens Office: +30 210 355 0500, 8018010101

Aegean Air: For accurate timetables and ticket costs visit Aegean Air website www.aegeanair.com
Tel.: 801 112 0000/+30 210 6261000

BY BOAT
Amorgos is connected with the port of Piraeus with frequent routes. The trip lasts about 7-9 hours (depending on the stopovers) with the standard boats and 4-5 hours if you take the fast ferries. The island is also connected with the rest of the Cyclades with frequent routes, once a week with the Dodecanese and twice with Astypalaia Island. The boat "Skopelitis Express" connects the island of Amorgos every day with the Small Cyclades.

Blue star Ferries
For accurate timetables and ticket costs visit: www.bluestarferries.gr
Tel.: +30 210 3249 997, +30 210 3319 079, +30 211 2215502

NEL Lines
For accurate timetables and ticket costs visit: www.nel.gr
Tel.: +30 210 4125888, +30 210 4115015
Email: neltravel@nel.gr

Sea Jets Ferries
For accurate timetables and ticket costs visit: www.seajets.gr
Tel.: +30 210 4121001, +30 210 4121901
Email: info@seajets.gr
Katapola Port Authority: +30 22850 71259
Piraeus Port Authority Tel.: +30 210 4226000, +30 210 4114005

Travel Agencies in Amorgos
Tel.: +30 22850 73032 / 71278 / 71256 / 73393


Local Transportation

LOCAL BUSES
The local buses’ routes are frequent and connect all villages and almost all beaches of the island between them.
KTEL Amorgos Tel.: +30 22850 71514, 73003, 72202, 71623, 71253

TAXI SERVICE
Katapola Tel.: +30 22850 71255
Aegiali Tel.: +30 22850 73570

RENT A CAR/MOTORBIKE
The best way to discover the beauties of Amorgos is by renting a car or a motorbike. Rental offices are available in Aegiali, Katapola and Amorgos (Hora). Attention must be given on the roads though because they are usually narrow, winding and not well maintained.


Local Services

BANKS & ATMS                                                                                 
On the island there are not many branches of Greek banks. There is the Agricultural Bank of Greece in Katapola.
Agricultural Bank of Greece Tel.: +30 22850 71871, 71872

MONEY EXCHANGE                 
Banks exchange all major currencies, traveler’s cheques or Eurocheques. Post offices exchange cash, but not traveler’s cheques, and usually charge lower commissions than banks. Travel agencies and larger hotels exchange cash and traveler’s cheques but usually charge a higher commission. Credit cards are accepted in shops and restaurants, however, in local cafes, especially in villages you will probably have to pay in cash.

POST OFFICE
The Greek post office is called ELTA. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.
Amorgos (Hora) Post Office Tel.: +30 22850 71250
Aegiali Post Office Tel.: +30 22850 73037
Katapola Post Office Tel.: +30 22850 71496

POLICE STATION
Amorgos (Hora) Police Station Tel.: +30 22850 71210
Aegiali Police Station Tel.: +30 22850 73320


Municipality of Amorgos Tel.: +30 22850 60200


Useful Numbers
  • Tourist Police: 171
  • Hellenic National Meteorological service: +30 210 9699101-3
  • Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174
  • Amorgos Port Authority: +30 22850 71259
  • Naxos Port Authority: +30 22850 22300
  • Syros Port Authority: +30 22810 88888
INTERNATIONAL PRESS                                         
International Press can be found in Katapola and Aegiali.
Aegiali Tel.: +30 22850 73001, 73032
Katapola Tel.: +30 22850 71839

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 199
  • Ambulance: 166
HEALTH
Amorgos Health Centre Tel.: +30 22850 71207
Katapola Health Centre Tel.: +30 22850 71805
Aegiali Health Centre Tel.: +30 22850 73222
Arkesini Health Centre Tel.: +30 22850 72250

PHARMACY
Pharmacies can be found in Katapola, in Aegiali and in Hora. Pharmacists are well-qualified to deal with the majority of minor medical complaints or to prepare prescriptions. The opening hours are listed at the front doors or on the windows of each Pharmacy. For your convenience find below some useful pharmacies’ numbers:

Hora Tel.: +30 22850 74166
Aegiali Tel.: +30 22850 73173
Katapola Tel.: +30 2285071400

 



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