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Amorgos

The images illustrate the lovely big hearted & charming side of Amorgos the island & its folk. These pics are mainly from 2021, through the seasons, mixed up, with a few added additions from other years. I'm afraid to say that one should also be aware that the municipality needs desperately to get on top of the environmental issues; there is a severe lack of water & advanced drought; loss of habitat & an awful poorly managed rubbish waste system. With the ever increasing numbers of summer tourists - it seems to us to be very short sighted to be building more roads, carparks & hotels - and not addressing the appauling rubbish centre & bin management / and litter this creates - the vast rubbish pile which is the worst possible environmental location with a disgusting amount of leakage - open to the elements. It is disfunctional. Located directly in between the 2 most marketed beaches (& famous monastery) on the island. Exposed to the ferocity of all winds, simply blowing the rubbish back into the sea and the land. And I have to say, in Amorgos & everywhere we have free dived and swam there isn't a day that we don't see enormous amounts of tiny plastics, droplets of diesel, and large waste products - in the water. Only yesterday I saw so much little plastic floating under the water, you could have mistaken it for natural particles, but the distinctive man made plastic feel in ones fingers - how can marine life not but be digesting huge amounts of pollution.


'We are all Greeks.

Our laws,our literature, our religion our arts have their root in Greece.

But Greece & her foundations are

Built below the tide of war,

Based on the crystalline sea

Of thought & its eternity'


Percy Bysshe Shelley. Hellas. 1822.





Pyrgos


Traditional house, Chora

Marina's house





Mata & Iliana at Pyrgos



Jasmine Cafe



Theo at Jasmine

Langada region





Chora



Gerita

















Louise



Jessica







Easter at Chora




















Katapola in May













Easter in Chora


Emprostiada Traditional Guest House









Nonda's garden delights








Curcuma linen; scarf from India!



Autumn/Winter
















Emprostiada Traditional Guest House - good place stay, or for friends on normal holiday of 1 to 3 weeks.


Back to Athens on the ferry.















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