The Setting

The village of Kardamyli is a place of quiet magic, a place visitors return to year after year, a place they linger. 

There is a simple, easy, flexibility to our days here. You can be as active or reflective as you like: go the beach, hike mountain trails, wander stone paths behind the village, visit the old town, browse shops, have a beer on the square, coffee by the sea (or vice versa), listen to the waves, watch, and wonder.

The residents are warm and welcoming, the food fresh, the sky bright, the sea warm, and the sunsets breathtaking. It is an environment that encourages us to slow down to a human pace, breathe deeply, and reconnect with the simple pleasures of life.

The village has ancient roots, and is rich in history and mythology. The first known mention of Kardamyli is in Homer's Iliad
, where it is one of seven cities offered by King Agamemnon to Achilles, to entice him to rejoin the war against the Trojans. The story was written over 2,500 years ago. 

Located on the western edge of the Mani peninsula in the southern Peloponnese, the village is about a five-hour bus ride from Athens. Kardamyli remains a destination one has to search out, a factor which has contributed to its unspoiled charm and tranquility. 

Kardamyli offers us the glittering sea, endless sky, fragrant hills, simple delicious food and the glorious freedom of no demands. We are both inside and outside of time. Like Odysseus's crew in the land of the lotus eaters, we could easily forget to go home.