Katapola  

Katapola - Amorgos (Greece)

Katapola. Katapola is one of the largest natural harbors in the Aegean Sea and the main port of Amorgos. It is a large enclosed bay with three villages built on the slopes of low hills. These are the villages of Katapola, Rachidi and Xilokeratidi. Katapola is a traditional, typical Cycladic village. In Katapola you’ll find many nice taverns and cafeterias. There are hotels, apartments and a campsite. During summer there is a busy nightlife.

This region has been inhabited for 6000 years and has a very rich history. The ancient city of Minoa, one of the three ancient cities of Amorgos founded by Cretans, was located here. You can walk from Katapola to the mountaintop, and within 25 minutes you are at Minoa. The view from here is incredibly beautiful.

One of the main attractions is the early Christian basilica of the Evangelsitria Church, built atop the site where the ancient temple of Apollo was located. Also popular are the Panagia Katapoliani church and various Byzantine chapels.

In the Bay of Katapoliani are all kinds of beaches, which are accessible by foot or by boat (originating from Martezi, Plakes, Kato Akrotiri). You can also find beautiful beaches outside the bay – the beaches of Agioi Saranta and Finikes.

Akrogiali is a very good restaurant located here. Fantastic seafood dishes can be found at very reasonable prices.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer

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Average temperature Katapola
January
12.2°C
February
12.2°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.1°C
May
19.5°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.1°C
October
19.8°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.5°C

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