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Kardamily is a spectacularly beautiful seaside village located in the Mani. It is a stunning region in the southern Peloponnese, set dramatically against a backdrop of crystalline aqua-blue waters, majestic cypress trees, wild olive groves, verdant rolling hills and distant snow capped mountains. It is one of the prettiest villages that overlook the calm seas and splendid sunsets of the Messinian Gulf. Kardamyli remains one of the southern Mediterranean’s best-kept secrets. It is an exclusive, unspoiled resort that has a picturesque harbor and the beautiful pebble beach of Ritsa. The Greekscape offices are on the main street opposite Piraeus Bank.
Kardamyli is on the northern part of the Mani, situated on the middle finger of the Peloponnese. It is picturesquely set with the Taygetos Mountains in the background, villages perched on rock edges, and olive terraces reaching the coast land of a clear blue sea. The crystal clear water of the sea at Kardamyli makes it a delightful place to swim and there are lots of hidden little coves all along the coastline.
The long white pebbly Ritsa Beach is at the northern end of the village and so is Eλιες taverna. Here you can sit in the shade of the olive trees and have lunch. Kardamyli has wonderful gift shops and tavernas.
Old Kardamyli is reached just before the bridge to the right and it is well worth a leisurely stroll through the olive groves to take a look at the wonderful Mani towers, many of which have now been renovated. A museum is housed in the original Troupakis clan complex.
Kardamyli is very pretty, with its old stone cottages and cafes clustered around a central square, overlooked by Upper Kardamyli, now deserted but posing a timeless image, with its medieval tower houses, 18th-century church and cypresses, perched up on the hillside, high above the coast.
Once a sleepy little town, in the past few years more and more tourists have discovered Stoupa. There are about 20 restaurants lining the road along the beach, a few small hotels, and many rental houses. Besides Greek tourists, who come mostly in August, British and German, as well as Dutch, French and Italian tourists visit in the summer season.
Over the hill is Kalogria Beach, with its turquoise waters and rich marine life, volleyball net, and a handful of bars and restaurants.
Agios Nikolaos is pleasant fishing village and is often referred to locally as Selinistsa, which was its former Slavic name. The harbor in Agios Nikolaos is in the center of the village and if you go early in the morning you can watch the fishing boats coming in with their catch.
Wives and family members stand at the quay side and help the men to unravel their nets. Restaurant owners buy the fish straight from the fishermen so you can be assured of fresh fish at the harbor restaurants.
Hidden away in the unique region of Mani in Peloponnese, Limeni is a literally coastal village. a place where history, breathtaking views, natural beauty, inviting sparking deep blue sea waters, traditional, stone made tower houses dating from the 18th century literally hanging over the rocks on the shoreline, hills, mountains, and so many original tastes combine harmoniously together..
The splendid sea is standing still calling, you silently for a dive. The hills and mountains overlooking the sea are inviting those more adventurous for an exploration.