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KardamiliKardamili (also spelled Kardhamili, Kardamyli, Καρδαμύλη in Greek) is a village by the sea and 35 kilometers away from Kalamata. It is located in southern Greece. It is in the Messenia prefecture of the Mani Peninsula in the Peloponnese. Homer cites Kardamili as one of the seven cities offered by Agamemnon to Achilles as a condition to rejoin the fight during the Trojan War; the village preserves its ancient name.

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. It is worthwhile to wander around the stone paths through the Old Kardamili area, where you can marvel at the ruins of the mediaeval Castle and the ancient fortifications, the imposing temple of Saint Spyridon. You will definitely be mesmerized by the distinctive regional architectural style of the various castles. 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.

The surrounding villages offer great opportunities for day excursions. You can visit Platsa, Thalames, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos, whose history goes back to the Byzantine times. If you are looking for an opportunity to go further about, you may visit Itilos, Areopoli and the Dirou caverns.

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  • Copyright: dominic Portmann (portmanndominic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 541 W: 5 N: 382] (2400)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-06-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-09-25 1:21
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