How to get to the Aegialis Hotel & Spa, Amorgos.
Everything you need to know about how to get to the Aegialis Hotel & Spa, Amorgos.
I arrived safely having travelled from Johannesburg for the 2nd annual Elysia Yoga Convention http://www.elysiayogaconvention.com. It was quite a journey, but even arriving on the island at 3am in the morning, I can tell it was more than worth the travel time.
There are regrettably no direct flights from Johannesburg to Athens. I flew with Emirates and had a brief stop over in Dubai. Many people also fly via Istanbul. Be on the look out, especially for your return airfare as lay over times can be long and at horrible times like 2am in the morning.
Arriving in Athens was a breeze. The airport was smaller than I expected. I took the metro into the city. This took about an hour and depending on your budget you may prefer to pay the extra amount and taxi in. I was typically a little tired, hungry and in need of a shower. So simple tasks like picking the right train seemed more arduous after the connecting flights.
The ferry for Amorgos departs daily at 530pm from Port Piraeus.
The Aegialis Hotel and Spa https://amorgos-aegialis.com conveniently booked my ferry tickets for me and it was an easy collect from the ticket office at Port Piraues. There are a few different options, economy, business or even cabins available.
I decided on business class which was well worth the extra few euro’s.
The Blue star ferry ticket office is directly opposite the boarding entrance at Gate E7 of Port Piraeus. If the hotel has booked your tickets make sure you collect both your ticket to Amorgos and your returning ticket.
Boarding the ferry is an absolute pleasure.
For someone who often suffers from motion sickness, particularly on the water. Have no fear. One valoid tablet an hour before departure and smooth sailing!
Luggage can come with you although I would recommend the luggage storage room as you come up the escalator on your left hand side.
Bathrooms are clean are easily accessible.
Magical sunsets can be enjoyed from the exits and if you can brave the cold, there is a roof top bar, additional outdoor seating and designated smoking areas.
Don’t panic, the ferry stops at several other island before reaching Amorgos, it really is the final destination.
The lounge chairs provide some much needed sleeping bunks. There are several plug points to recharge laptops and phones. A restaurant you can order from directly or waiters who walk around for most of the night.
Wifi will cost you an extra 5Euros for the full trip or 3Euros for 3hrs. This can only be purchased once the ferry has left the harbour from the main reception desk. Waiters come to the tables or you can order from the main kiosk.
All in all a long but generally pleasant, comfortable experience.
Look what view awaits…..