This forsaken limb of land is the easternmost outpost in the Cyclades. Don't be fooled though, you'll find out in this post how it's not worth wasting your time making the trek. I mean, be honest, have you even ever heard of this place before?
If you're in Santorini and see direct ferry tickets to Amorgos, ignore them and walk on. The ferry ride takes only 1 hour 15 minutes, but sure as heck you won't find any of the comforting mass tourism amenities that you get in Santorini.
You won't find a McDonald's, you won't find gelato parlours and you definitely won't find hip cruise tours, so you'd want to steer clear if that's your vibe.
You can get a pretty unique goat stew with some spuds for a fiver though ("Patatato"), and it comes with a few oversized cats looking for a taste. It's clear there's a food crisis on Amorgos, people are starving themselves just so they're able to feed the cats and keep them busy.
To be fair now, the diving scene is absolutely incredible. Not sure who dropped all those ancient amphoras on the seabed but whoever they were they surely lost a bit of money in the process.
And in the unfortunate event you do decide to make it there, head down to the Aegiali harbour for sunset. Unfortunately the sun cuts itself across on the island of Naxos when it hits the horizon, but hey you can't say I didn't warn you.
Few monks came by around 800 AD and must have thought the place looked pretty far out because they stuck around and built the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa inside a steep cliff overlooking the Aegean sea.
Now if you can't remember the name of the place, don't worry, just pop down to Chora, the main town, and ask around (if you CAN find anyone around).
Bring proper shoes, it'll be a scorching trek to the monastery which your Havaianas just won't survive.
As for Chora itself, the town looks like it's out of a Pixar movie. Guaranteed to fail the craicmeter for a stag party though.
Other hotspots around the island include Tholaria (savage hiking), a shipwreck, few secluded beaches. It's not, by any means, a beach resort. No point in beating around the bush. If that doesn't suit, you can always head back to Santorini and lounge for 30 lid with table service.
So, to sum it all up:
Stag/hen party destination? No
Instagram maxidress tour? Nuh-uh
Convertible Fiat 500 hire? Be my guest, but you'll be the only one on the road, not many around to make jealous.
Do me a favour, if after reading my words of warning you still want to visit Amorgos, be really sound when you're there. I invite you to blend in, wind down and never wake up this sleeping beauty.