ISLAND OF AMORGOS | GREEK ISLES
LE GRAND BLEU
Following a passion for wild swimming ...when the horses & horseman are being roughed off in the summer...
We are now hosting 7 night authentic get away programs for families & small groups of friends...the setting for the cult free diving movie 'Le Grand Bleu' by Luc Besson (1988)
All inclusive on Amorgos, accommodation, food, wine, car, driver, guiding ...
If you are looking for;
Authenticity & good local vibes
Organic, delicious, wholesome food
Open water swimming & free diving guidance
Remote coves & beaches
Away from tourism...
A fine balance of guidance & independence
Swimming, walking, cultural, simple yoga instruction ...
Be adventurous and independent in Amorgos for a second week, now knowing all the gem spots, or head on elsewhere to another island.
*International flights to Athens (stay overnight in Athens - visit the old city or stay by the coast) & then catch early morning direct boat from Pireaus Port, Athens (incl. faster passenger services) for early afternoon arrival in Katapola Port, Amorgos (there are 2 ports in Amorgos, both are fine, Katapola is more central and most arrivals are here / & most, not all, departures from Aegiali Port, Amorgos).
Fly to Athens & then Olympic Airlines operate domestic flights from Athens to Naxos /Naxos to Athens; for shorter return ferry journey from Naxos Port.
International flights direct to Mikonos and take a return ferry journey to Amorgos from Mikonos.
There is no airport on Amorgos. This is a positive and adds to its charm! The nearest island airports are Naxos, Santorini, Astipalaia & Mikonos.
See www.goferry.com for all ferry schedules & booking.
*Recommended option / & we advicse book business class seat or private first class cabin on the Athens Ferry (Hellenic Seaways or Blue Star).
COST (all inclusive, full board, on Amorgos: see itinerary for details) :
U$5600 per couple
U$3360 per solo adult
U$2100 pp (under 16 years )
U$ 1400 pp (kids under 6 years)
toddler 2 years & underno charge
Pick up from Amorgos Port & taken to your accommodation (details in link below) in Chora which is the perfect location to be on the island.
Day 2 to Day 7
Breakfast at Jasmine Cafe
(daily morning meeting point).
From here we will have a plan in hand tailored to go to lovely beaches, lunch in our favourite local good quality Tavernas, fit in a walk, plan a siesta ...
Guided open water swimming and free diving for parts of the family /guests that wish to do this.
Pretty walks, visiting nice gardens, villages & restaurants. Traditional cafe, bars & Taverna experiences (music, culinary, monastery ceremonies) at different times during your week.
Driven to meet your departing ferry - unless you are sensibly staying for another week ...
After really having lived & immersed ourselves on the island we have closely bonded with Amorgian friends and their local culture - we hope you experience something unique & special because of this. The itinerary has been carefully considered to flow well & of course can be changed according to specific needs & interests.
* May, June & July are recommended.
*A special 'authentic big blue week' is a nice time in mid September to be on the island, quiet, but there are events celebrating the anniversary of the free diving film, including wine tastings, traditional music etc
Accommodation is at Emprostiada Traditional Guest House:
The guest house comprises of apartments and small houses with garden and courtyard in the small village of Chora in the centre of the island. See photo in gallery.