kardamili


Kardamili preserves its name for 3240 years. Agamemnon offered Kardamili to Achilles as dowry for his daughter, if Myrmidonas retook part in the war of Troia.
Among the offered cities, only Kardamili has kept the same name in the passage of centuries. Pafsanias describes Kardamili as the old harbor of Sparta, with holy Nirea and Apollo. Local tradition says about Dioskourous (Kastor and Polidefki) that they were burried in the twin carved tombs that were found above current Kardamili. Continuing our short walk through history, we find that Kardamili had a particular place and power during the roman years as well as during the Byzantine years as the harbor of Mistra.
After the fall of Konstantinoupolis important noble families such as Palaiologoi moved in Kardamilli, contributing to the newer aura of the town reflected in its towers and mansions.
In the days of 1821 the harbor of Skardamoula becomes the centre of distribution of military material and leaders and captains (Kolokotronis), (Papaflessas), (Anagnostaras).In Old Kardamili, in the tower of Mourtzinou-Troupaki on 17 March 1821 P. Mauromichalis, Kolokotronis and other captains are in military alarm in order to go to Kalamata with trups of Mani soldiers.
Nowadays Kardamili has been characterized as a landscape of particular natural beauties with rich flora and fauna, and as historical landscape since its ground resided from the ancient years up to today is rich in monuments of all eras including characteristic examples of development of the local architecture.

Contact Information

Address:

Kardamyli, West Mani, Messinia, Greece
Z.C. 24022

Phone:

+30 27210 73752
mob: 6975785887

Working Days / Hours:

From March 1 untill October 31
09:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 21:30.

Activities

TAYGETOS PEAK

BIKE TOURS

RIDOMO GORGE

DOUBITSIA

VIROS GORGE

ANINA HIKE

ROCK CLIMBING

TAILOR MADE TOURS

About us

Two thousand four hundred and seven vertical meters come between the seaside village of Kardamili and Profitis Ilias peak, the summit of Taygetos, the roof of the Peloponnese. This is no ordinary mountain. Western Mani is blessed with a landscape so diverse that can keep you busy for a lifetime exploring it. Walk, trek, run, climb or cycle through it. If you have got the appetite, you will need a guide. This is where we can be of help. We are the “2407 Mountain Activities” Team, professionally active in the area since 2008.

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407m Kardamili Mountain Activities