Amorgos Greece History
The Greek islands are steeped in millennia of folklore and are therefore among the oldest and most diverse regions in the world.
In the Byzantine era, the islands were part of the province of the islands, which had its capital on the island of Rhodes. Amorgos was placed under the state of an island municipality, with Rhodes as its capital, but ecclesiastically it was separated from the islands of Paros and Sifnos and did not flourish. In the newly formed kingdom, the situation calmed down and its main attraction was the Virgin Mary, dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist and patron saint of all Greeks and Christians.
As part of the first Greek state government, Amorgos was recognized as a city - state under the jurisdiction of a governor - and later as the capital of an island community with Rhodes as its capital.
In 1537, Amorgos was taken by the Ottomans under Barbarossa, which triggered an Ottoman occupation that lasted until the final liberation of Greece in 1824. During the Venetian rule, during which Crete was under Venetian rule, most of the inhabitants of Amorogos found refuge on the island. When the Romans took power, it became a land of exile, and the Greek junta used the island as a base for its military operations against the Ottoman Empire - the same thing they did when they came to Greece.
Amorogos could be considered a colony of Crete, and it was called Minoa before it received its present name, indicating that a Minoan or Cretan civilization once took root here. Since it is a Greek, the name "Moa" represents the city that was founded in later times and extended into the area where the Cretan rule was, as well as the city itself.
In 322 BC the battleship Amorgos took place between the Macedonians and the Athenians, and in 322 they won a naval battle at Amorogos against an Athenian general and defeated the Athenian navy in a naval battle at AmOROGOS. In 337 BC, the Macedonians conquered the island and conquered it in the Aegean Sea as part of their conquest of Crete. The colonists from Ionia (Greek for Western Turkey) came to Amoraos to found Arkesini on the islands on the southeast coast.
Amorgos participated in the historical and cultural development of this period, taking advantage of its proximity to the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Its central location in the Cyclades (Dodecanese) made it an ideal place for the establishment of a new culture, the Bronze Age Aegean, as well as for the settlement of new peoples.
Let the history of the island unfold before your eyes and add to the whole the exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Amorgos. The museum's collection includes more than 2,000 artifacts from around the world, from ancient Greece to the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
Amorgos has played an important role in the history of Greece and the Mediterranean since the time of its first inhabitants. It was the first place where the Ionians crossed the Cyclades and became the home of the ancient city - the state of Athens and its capital Athens. After crossing the Cyclades, it became an important port for shipping and navigation from the Aegean to the mainland and was an important point of communication between the islands of Cyprus and Greece.
Amorgos was the first place where the Ionians crossed the Cyclades and the homeland of the state of Athens and its capital Athens. It became an important port for shipping and shipping from the Aegean Sea to the mainland and from Cyprus to Greece. After crossing the Cyclades, it became an important communication point between the islands of Cyprus and Greece and a gateway to the Mediterranean. Amorgo has become one of the most important ports in Greece and a key point of communication with Cyprus.
Although Amorgos is not the most popular tourist island in Greece, it is blessed with first-class Greek food, which is easily available at very reasonable prices. Although there are many taverns on Amorgo, they are often full in the summer months. The island attracts people from all over the world, with huge crowds that do not exist elsewhere due to its proximity to the Mediterranean. While we presume to see this myth as a silver lining, the island is still as romantic as ever.
If you are planning a trip to the Cyclades, be sure to read our comprehensive Greek ferry guide to navigate the Aegean. If you want to go to the island - to Crete or the Cyclades - we will give you more information about Amorgos in the next post. Explore the other Mediterranean islands, such as Cyprus, the Black Sea and the Red Sea. If you are planning your own Greek island hopping trip, please read our itinerary and guide before you plan.