Sunday 15 August 2021

Old Kardamili, The Peloponnese, Greece

A short stroll inland  from the centre of Kardamili, along a stone path with period lamp posts, takes you to a cluster of abandoned fortified tower-houses and the Byzantine church of Agios Spyridon. Even in August, there may be nobody around, allowing you to explore this atmospheric site for yourself. You'll find an arched gate, stone towers characteristic of the Mani region, a forge, an underground cistern, a mill, and a fountain. But there is a small charge to enter the museum housed in part of the nineteenth century Mourtzinos fortress.