Kardamili: The overgrown Homeric citadel with the beautiful beaches


Kardamili is a wonderful, picturesque, historic, coastal village of Messiniaki Mani which is situated 35km southeastern to the city of Kalamata. There, the visitor can admire overgrown mountain sides, olive groves, wonderful beaches, well cared stone mansions of traditional architecture of Mani, verdant gardens and the lovely, picturesque small port.

It is a village of glorious history which is proved by the presence of the historic settlement of Old Kardamyli. Inside the historic settlement visit the tower of Mourtzinou and the Byzantine church of Saint Spyridonas.



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Visit the old oil-press and soap-making workshop and at the outskirts, the grave of Dioskouri and the ruins of the Homeric citadel. In addition, at Petrovouni settlement which is situeated northern to Kardamili visit the Monasteries of Zoodochos Pigi and “Karaveli” of 14th century which are both abandoned.

Moreover, for the lovers of hiking, Kardamili is offered for unique experiences at Virou Gorge, following the signaled paths which pass next to Byzantine, stone built small churches.

For swimming visit the beaches Ritsa, Delfinia, Kalamitsi and Fonea.

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