Kardamyli Tourism

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Kardamili (Greek: Καρδαμύλη, variously transliterated as Kardamyle, Cardamyle, Kardhamili, and Kardamyli, and sometimes called "Skardamoula", especially on old maps) is a town by the sea thirty-five kilometers southeast of Kalamata. It is the seat of the municipality of Lefktro in the region of Messenia on the Mani Peninsula. In the Iliad (Book 9 ), 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 beaches: Ritsa, Belogianni, Salio, Tikla, Amoni, Santava. The older town includes a mediaeval castle and outworks, and the imposing church of Saint Spyridon. Many of the buildings of Old Kardamili, also known as "Pano Kardamili", or "Upper Kardamili" were built by the Venetians and feature a mix of traditional Greek and Venetian design. The skyline of Kardamyli, like many other Maniot towns and villages, is dominated by the distinctive regional architectural of the various towers built by scions of the Nikliani clans, the mediaeval aristocracy of the Mani. Kardamyli is the departure point of many mountain trails, some of which lead to the peak of Mount Taygetus. Kardamili is known in the area for having an especially good view of Mount Taygetus, known locally as the "Profitis Ilias", literally translating to "Prophet Elias". Nearby is the Viros Gorge, with a total length of 20 km. The Viros Gorge remains bone dry in summer, however it is known to flood heavily in winter, when snow melts on the mountains and rain falls in heavy downpours. Further afield, one may visit Oitylo, Areopoli and the Diros caverns. The village of Kalamitsi, just outside Kardamili was, in his later years, the principal home of Patrick Leigh Fermor and his wife Joan. Patrick was an English writer who was made an honorary citizen of the village for his participation in the Greek Resistance during World War II, especially in Crete. He died in hospital in 2011 the day after returning to his other home in Dumbleton in England. The ashes of the writer Bruce Chatwin were scattered near a Byzantine chapel above the village in 1989.

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Facts and Stats for Kardamyli*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kardamyli

    Know the pollution level of Kardamyli before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Kardamyli: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kardamyli for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kardamyli.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 81.25 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Living in Kardamyli - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 78.52 (High)
    • Climate Index 94.2 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 47.27 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kardamyli

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kardamyli

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.41 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.59 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.63 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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