Kato MeriaKATO MERIA Amorgos 840 08, Greece
Leaving Chora behind and heading to Kato Meria, you suddenly realize that the landscape changes. Here, at the southwestern part of the island, the scenery includes fields, farmhouses and domestic animals. Serenity and tranquility prevail in this island plain. You realize, that in a 12 km distance from the capital of Amorgos and in an entirely rural area, you will find the most authentic side of Amorgos. Small settlements with deeply rooted traditions and warm hospitality, such as Kamari, Vroutsi, Arkessini and Kolofana are representatives of the old, traditional way of living, when everything was pure and true. In Arkessini, you should definitely see Agios Onoufrios church, the Ancient Tower of Agia Triada and Chalkidio, the old smithy now operating as a folk museum. Don’t forget to visit the citadel of Ancient Arkessini, one of the three ancient cities of Amorgos, where you will also find Panagia Kastriani. Complete your tour in Kato Meria with a visit to the shipwreck at Liveros Bay and some splashing in the leeward cove of Kalotaritissa.