Nightlife in Amorgos

You don’t come to Amorgos for the wildest nightlife in the Greek islands but there are some great little tavernas, a handful of music bars and a couple of late night spots where you can dance till the small hours.

If it’s “anything goes” round-the-clock partying you’re after you’ll be better off on Mykonos or Ios. An evening out on Amorgos rarely consists of anything livelier than an ouzo or two as the sun goes down followed by some traditional Greek fare in one of the island’s many good quality restaurants.

You’ll find some fairly low key nightlife in the two ports of Katapola and Aegiali and in the island capital, Hora. The capital’s best restaurant is Liotrivi below the bus station. There are wonderful views from the outdoor dining terrace and the chef serves up some mouthwatering local specialties including kalogiros (aubergine with veal, cheese and tomato) and exohiko (lamb and vegetables in a pastry case).

Bayoko by the bus station is a good spot to enjoy a drink while you watch the sun go down over the bay. Try some psimeni raki – the local sweet version of cinnamon-flavoured raki.

Later in the evening there’s dancing to chart music and Greek pop. Vegara is a lively music bar and café or try Zygos which often has dancing till 5am in the summer months.

There are plenty of good tavernas down at the waterfront in Katapola including popular Mourayio near the square across from the bus stop. The restaurant serves good quality traditional food and often has live Greek music. It stays open till 2am in high season.

The waterfront Minos Restaurant has lovely views of the bay and is good for fresh fish – try the delicious garides saganaki (fried shrimps with feta cheese). Vizentzos, at the northern end of the waterfront, also serves good seafood (pay by the kilo) as does nearby Psaropoula.

If you haven’t already seen the cult movie The Big Blue, which was partly filmed on Amorgos, pop along to Le Grand Bleu bar in the Xilokeratidhi area of the port. The bar has a blue glow after dark and is packed with people watching the nightly screening of the Luc Besson classic. The nearby Moon Bar is more peaceful and less pricey or try 45 Strofes café-bar on the waterfront at Rahidi.

If you’re dining out in Aegiali, the island’s northern port, follow the crowds to To Limani which serves top quality traditional food, excellent fish dishes and good barrel wine. You’ll find it along the single inland lane behind Aegialis Tours.

The home grown produce used at Lakki taverna results in some truly mouthwatering dishes and the souvlaki kebabs grilled in the open air are delicious. For a tasty selection of seafood appetisers head for To Koralli fish taverna (up the steps near the windmill).

Late night haunts include the Ble Café music bar which has wonderful views of the harbour and Delear beach bar where the drinks are a bit pricey but there’s often live music. Disco The Que is a trendy beach café with a good mix of music or head for the more upmarket Corte Club at the elegant Aegialis Hotel which offers international and Greek dance music.


Amorgos bars and beach bars

Petradi beach bar

petradi-beach-barPetradi Beach Bar is situated on Aegiali Beach, which is one of the beautiful beaches on the northern coast of Amorgos. It offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea and provides a relaxing atmosphere for visitors to enjoy.

The beach bar offers a variety of amenities and services. You can expect to find comfortable sun loungers and umbrellas for rent, allowing you to soak up the sun and enjoy the beach. Additionally, they offer a beachside bar where you can grab refreshing drinks, cocktails, and light snacks throughout the day.

Petradi Beach Bar is known for its friendly staff, good service, and a laid-back ambiance. It’s a popular spot for both locals and tourists alike, especially during the summer months when the island attracts a significant number of visitors.

While I don’t have information on specific events or updates after September 2021, it’s always a good idea to check the most recent information, such as opening hours, special events, or any changes, by contacting the beach bar directly or searching for their official website or social media pages.

Le Grand Bleu bar

bar-blue-amorgosLocated in Katapola, this cafe-bar is an excellent place to enjoy a beautiful sunset and later, the nightlife. The place has a good selection of cocktails, beers, and wines. They play a range of music from Greek to more international hits.

The bar gained popularity after being featured in the 1988 film “Le Grand Bleu” (The Big Blue), directed by Luc Besson. The movie showcased the stunning natural beauty of Amorgos and brought international attention to the island.

The bar itself is situated in the main town of Amorgos, called Chora, which is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea. Le Grand Bleu offers visitors a picturesque setting with panoramic views of the sea and the surrounding landscape.

The bar has a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, making it a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Visitors can enjoy a variety of drinks, including cocktails, local wines, and refreshing beverages. The bar often plays soothing music, creating a serene ambiance for patrons to unwind and enjoy their drinks.

Seladi Bar

seladi-barThis bar in Chora It’s an ideal place to relax with a cocktail and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The bar features live music some nights and is known for its friendly staff.

The bar itself has a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, perfect for unwinding and enjoying a refreshing drink. Whether you prefer lounging on a sunbed or sitting at one of the shaded tables, Seladi bar provides a comfortable and inviting space to soak up the sun and take in the breathtaking scenery.

The bar serves a variety of beverages, including a wide selection of cocktails, mocktails, beers, wines, and refreshing fruit juices. You can sip on a classic mojito, indulge in a frozen margarita, or try a local specialty such as an ouzo-based cocktail. The friendly and attentive staff are always ready to cater to your preferences and suggest their personal favorites.

In addition to the drinks, Seladi bar also offers a small but delicious menu of light snacks and appetizers. You can munch on fresh Greek salads, crispy calamari, or homemade tzatziki with pita bread while enjoying the cool sea breeze.

Jazzmin Cafe

amorgos-jazzmin-barA charming spot in Aegiali where you can enjoy a cozy night out with friends. The atmosphere is calm and inviting, and the staff is warm and friendly. They serve a wide variety of beverages, including locally brewed beers.

The café takes its name from its laid-back and jazzy atmosphere. The interior is adorned with music-themed decor, featuring vintage jazz posters, musical instruments, and smooth jazz playing in the background. The ambiance creates a warm and welcoming vibe that draws in both locals and tourists.

Jazzmin Cafe offers a range of hot and cold beverages, with a particular focus on coffee. They pride themselves on their high-quality coffee beans and skilled baristas who craft delicious cups of espresso, cappuccino, latte, and more. Whether you prefer your coffee hot or iced, black or with milk, the café has something to satisfy your caffeine cravings.

In addition to coffee, Jazzmin Cafe serves a variety of other beverages, including tea, herbal infusions, freshly squeezed juices, and smoothies. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, they also have a selection of decadent desserts and pastries to pair with your drink.

Ammos Bar

ammos-barLocated right on the beach of Aegiali, this is a great spot for a laid-back night. Sip a drink with your feet in the sand and enjoy the sound of the sea.

The bar also offers a great range of wines and beers, including both local and international options. Whether you’re a fan of crisp white wines, full-bodied reds, or prefer a refreshing beer, Ammos Bar has something for everyone.

In terms of food, Ammos Bar Amorgos serves appetizing light bites and snacks that perfectly complement your drink of choice. From Mediterranean-inspired tapas to fresh seafood dishes, the menu features a variety of flavors that cater to different tastes.

One of the highlights of Ammos Bar is its stunning view of the beach and the sparkling sea. You can relax on comfortable lounge chairs, enjoy the sun, and listen to the soothing sound of waves while sipping your favorite drink. The bar often hosts live music performances or DJ sets, creating a vibrant and entertaining atmosphere for guests to enjoy

Moon Bar

moon-barLocated in the heart of Katapola, this bar is a must-visit if you’re into dance music and cocktails. The bartenders are renowned for their mixology skills and can whip up a variety of delicious drinks. The bar is lively and packed with energy.

The ambience at Moon Bar is relaxed and enchanting, with an inviting outdoor terrace that is beautifully decorated and illuminated. Comfortable seating options are available, and the staff is known for their friendly and attentive service.

Moon Bar offers a wide range of beverages, including a variety of cocktails, wines, beers, and spirits. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic mojito, a refreshing gin and tonic, or a glass of local wine, the bar strives to cater to various tastes and preferences.

In addition to the delightful drinks, Moon Bar also serves light snacks and tapas to accompany your drinks perfectly. You can indulge in flavorsome local delicacies or savor international favorites while taking in the picturesque surroundings.

What makes Moon Bar truly special is its ambiance during evening hours. It often hosts live music performances, creating a captivating atmosphere as talented musicians play soothing melodies or lively tunes. These musical moments add an extra layer of charm and entertainment to your visit.