We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Alexandra, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Alexandra is from the Netherlands, and submitted the following report about her trip to Amorgos, Greece. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Greek, English
Costs at Destination: Cheap (local transportation, dining, tours, events, and attractions)
Reasons to Visit Amorgos
The island of Amorgos is totally off the beaten track. It has no airport. There are no hotel resorts.
Amorgos is popular among young, educated, alternative Greeks. It has awesome hiking routes and beautiful dive sites. In fact, it was one of the filming locations for Luc Besson's Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue).
In terms of accommodation, you can enjoy inexpensive, high quality BnB's or camping. There is free camping on one of the three secluded beaches a half hour from Aegiali.
I visited about ten islands and the mainland solo and I found Amorgos to be the most authentic island, yet with a feel of cosmopolitan culture with plenty of music events, and all sorts of artists. The food was incredible, unlike some other islands which mostly served frozen mass produced food to feed the swarms of tourists.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)