Walking the slopes of the great mountain
If you’re a hiker, don’t miss the marvellous network of paths that unwind east of Kardamyli on the slopes of Mt Taygetos. Of exceptional beauty is the Vyros Gorge.
Meropi: A fortified, floating monastery
The lush islet opposite Kardamyli conceals the fortress walls and the 18th-century church of the Panagia in what was once a flourishing monastery. Be sure to put it on your holiday itinerary, you won’t regret it.
Hidden coves and private beaches
Which do you prefer? Pebbles, sand or rocks? Organised or completely natural? Popular or secluded? The coast around Kardamyli offers a beach for every taste. Each is beautiful in its own right, like many beaches in the Peloponnese. Near the entrance to town, you have Ritsa, an organised beach with white pebbles and crystalline water. Near the exit, Kalamitsi’s fine pebbles and shallow water (ideal for kids) are guarded by cypress trees. And few kilometres further, is Foneas, with pebbles, deep water, a canteen and a great rock to dive from.