Potamos

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Potamos

Potamos is yet another of the traditional mountain villages of Amorgos. A quiet and very picturesque village that has kept the traditional architecture and way of life. Built amphitheatrically on the slopes of Sellada, over the bay of Aegiali or Giali as the locals call it, offers remarkable views over the archipelago and the bay of Aegiali as well as amazing sunsets over the Aegean Sea. The small village with the one and two-story houses with the whitewashed courtyards, the narrow alleys and the beautiful architecture enchants the visitors. It is actually two villages: the lower village is called Kato Potamos and the upper is called Ano Potamos. The two districts are connected by a paved path. In the village which is free of traffic you can find some tavernas, cafes and rooms to let.

The main attraction of the village is the church of the Ascension with its blue dome, which is also visible from the bay of Aegiali. Every year there is a big feast organized there where after the service and the procession of the icon around the village, visitors can taste traditional dishes of Amorgos, made by the women of the village.