Amorgos offers ideal conditions for hiking. The modern road network follows a different path from the old paths, as a result of which all the old tracks used by livestock farmers for moving theirs and their animals, but also for moving with mules to transport goods and people, have been saved almost intact . Until the end of the 80s, these paths were the main way of communication between the regions of Amorgos.
The paths are divided into five categories: a) dirt roads inaccessible by vehicles, b) wide and visible paved paths, c) long and clearly visible paths, which are the majority, d) difficult and invisible paths for experienced hikers, e) paths that follow the brow of the hills, slopes and natural passages.
These routes are organized in a network of 16 routes (lasting from 45 minutes to 5 hours) that start or end in one of the modern settlements and cover many of the interesting points of the island from an environmental, ecological and historical point of view, serving the needs of hikers and visitors who want to explore the beautiful Amorgos. The island's numerous trails attract many lovers of mountain hiking. apart from the traditional settlements, destinations of the routes are also areas or individual monuments of historical and cultural interest.
Nature lovers enjoy unique hikes on the old paths of the island that offer beautiful routes revealing the rare flora of Amorgos, herbs and wild flowers. The most important routes of the island are:
The Old Strata
(Chora - Chozoviotissa - Kapsala - Asfontylitis - Potamos - Ormos Aigialis).
Photographer (Chora- Milies- Ag. Irini- Katapola).
(Ormos Aigialis- Lagada- Stroumbos- Epanohoriani- Tholaria- Fokiotrypa).
The Pan
(Lagada - Theologos - Stavros),
The Valsamitis
(Katapola - St. George Valsamitis - St. Marina - Minoa)