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Kardamyli accommodation, tavernas, bars and beaches


Kardamyli is charming, with handsome houses and several tavernas. It has always had a reputation as being on the bohemian side, giving it a different atmosphere to Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos. Shops, cafes and tavernas flank the high street and there are other places to eat and drink off the main street towards the sea. At the southern end of the town is a rough road that takes you down into the harbour. It is extremely picturesque and the harbour jetty has what used to be a fortified customs house and a small church built on it. The chimney that dominates the skyline was once a factory producing olive soap. No visit to Kardamyli is complete without a visit to the Troupakis fortified complex and museum located in the old town, just a few minutes walk from the high street. The village was home to the travel writer, Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor- click here to download a BBC radio 4 programme on him from June 2015, or here for information on the Benaki museum’s project to renovate his house on Kalamitsi beach.


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