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Chora, a village of Amorgos island , Aegean sea

Amorgos is a beautiful island that is a nine-hour journey from Athens by ferry. Chora, the capital of Amorgos, is a medieval village located 400 meters above the sea and is surrounded by windmills. The houses are traditionally whitewashed, a unique feature of the island. The streets are very narrow, and it feels like you are walking in town from another era.

Amorgos is a beautiful island that is a nine-hour journey from Athens by ferry.

It is a very distinctive place. It is a great example of a beautiful entry to a world of discovery.

If you have a mental image of the Cyclades, that fabulous group of Greek islands in the centre of the Aegean Sea, it entails labyrinthine villages of cubic houses with whitewashed walls and blue-painted doors and windows, domed churches white or blue, narrow lanes and distant views of blue seas.

Chora, the capital of Amorgos, is a medieval village located 400 meters above the sea and is surrounded by windmills.

Such images are the result of more than half a century’s worth of advertising, of layers of cliché. Amorgos Chora is a contributor to such cliché.

Tried to make a different portrait of the village less touristic and more lonely, less fancy and more quiet, less sunlight and more personal, less crowdie and more in a meditation sense, less sea views and more narrow corridors.

The houses are traditionally whitewashed, a unique feature of the island. The streets are very narrow, and it feels like you are walking in town from another era.
It is a very distinctive place. It is a great example of a beautiful entry to a world of discovery.
If you have a mental image of the Cyclades, that fabulous group of Greek islands in the centre of the Aegean Sea,
it entails labyrinthine villages of cubic houses with whitewashed walls and blue-painted doors and windows, domed churches white or blue, narrow lanes and distant views of blue seas.
Such images are the result of more than half a century’s worth of advertising, of layers of cliché.
Amorgos Chora is a contributor to such cliché. Tried to make a different portrait of the village
less touristic and more lonely, less fancy and more quiet, less sunlight and more personal,
less crowdie and more in a meditation sense, less sea views and more narrow corridors.
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Stefanos Chronis

Work as a mathematician in a public school. I am an amateur photographer. Like to express myself through photography. I believe photography can be… More »

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