Kardamyli is one of the oldest settlements oн Mani peninsula, located in the north, Messinian part. It has a charming quarter called Old Kardamyli, in which you can see antique houses and churches and visit the old Tower of Mourtzinos and a soap factory. Around the small port there are tavernas and cafes.
The beaches of Kardamyli are a bit outside of it, Ritsa to the north and Kalamitsi to the south. Both beaches are pebbly. Ritsa is larger and it has a couple of beach taverna, while Kalamitsi is not organized and less visited. The two sandy beaches of Stoupa
are just 7 km away.