Travel to Kardamili, the beautiful lady of Mani
On the east coast of the Messenian Gulf, in the shadow of the imposing Taygetos in Exo Mani, is Kardamili, a town of long history and cultural tradition and one of the most beautiful settlements in Greece and Europe. With the first references of its name in the works of Homer, this coastal state of southern Greece and one of the best preserved stone settlements of Messinian Mani, emerges as an ideal setting for family vacations, attracting a large number of Greek and European tourists who discover hidden treasures of the city and its special physiognomy.
Surrounded by a natural landscape of incomparable beauty, Kardamili emerges through extensive olive groves, beaches with pure blue, crystal clear waters and green mountain slopes, full of cypress trees. In this idyllic setting, a labyrinth of cobbled streets and picturesque squares compose the atmospheric core of the coastal state, with the mansions of traditional Mani architecture and the small picturesque harbor leading the way in impressions.
The historical settlement of old Kardamili on the big hill extends around the Byzantine church of Agios Spyridon with the impressive bell tower and reveals its architectural mastery, through a complex of tower-shaped mansions, such as the famous tower Mourzinou with its fortified construction. Cobblestone paths connect the old town with neighboring settlements, while in the picturesque and highly atmospheric shops in the center of Kardamili, the lively, summer pulse of the city beats. The island of Meropi stands opposite the city with its main attractions, its fortification walls and the church of Panagia, while the beaches of Ritsa, Delfinia Foneas, Katafygio and Stoupa, within walking distance of the city, elevate the senses with their gold. sandy beach and their crystal clear waters, highlighting Kardamili as a paradise destination and a top choice of quality holidays.
Local food and cuisine
The local cuisine in Kardamili and in the wider area of Messinian Mani offers a wide variety of local specialties with pure and excellent quality local products. A wide variety of meat, fish and fresh seafood is at your disposal, combined with the excellent olive oil, olives, fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade pasta, stews and pies, that will excite you.
When to visit Kardamili
Travel to Kardamili during the summer and combine your vacation with swimming and other sea activities in the enchanting beaches of the area. Alternatively travel in the spring if you are a hiker.
Moving from/ to Kardamili
Transportation to Kardamili
Take the road to Kardamili via Kalamata, which is about 35 km from Kardamili.
To move to Kardamili, it is good to have your own car. Alternatively, you can rent a car there or take a taxi or just walk, Kardamili is beautiful and there is no better way to get to know it.