Kardamili is Kardamili is a scenic valley in Exo Mani south of Kalamata. It is in the Messenia prefecture of the Mani Peninsula in the Peloponnese. It is a frequent stop for travelers headed south to Mesa Mani.


The area is filled with some of the most beautiful beaches in the county: the Kalamitsi, the Ritsa, the Chalikia, the Salios, and the Neo Proastio. The quiet beauty of the place, and relatively uncrowded beach make this a favorate place for the people of Kalamata to take important visitors. It is worthwhile to wander around the stone paths through the Old Kardamili area, where you can marvel at the ruins of the medieval Castle and the ancient fortifications, the imposing temple of Saint Spyridon.

For the fun of hiking, Kardamili is the departure point of many mountain trails, which may even lead to the peak of Mount Taygetus. Do not pass on the opportunity to visit the Viros Gorge with a total length of 20km. You can also visit Platsa, Thalames, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos, whose history goes back to the Byzantine times.

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