One of the biggest Greek islands. It is located in the Eastern Aegean Sea, between Samos and Mytilene, near the Minor Asia coasts.
Beautiful, aristocratic, inexhaustible, Chios of Homer, seamanship and Culture, offers you a trip full of experiences. Ancient settlements, Medieval villages-fortresses, Byzantine monuments, Genoese villas and impressive captains’ houses, specify its history. Naval traditions, exquisite valleys, trees weeping offering their valuable mastic , caves and stunning beaches characterize the island’s physiognomy.
A hidden paradise! It lies 28 kilometers from the City of Chios, in the Northern part of the Island. The whole area of natural beauty, rightly labeled 'NATURA', invites and welcomes visitors all seasons. The light that shines on the grey stones between the pine woods, the flowery gardens, the unique natural trails, the rare habitats and the sandy beaches make a landscape with surprising transitions and contrasts.
Kardamyla consists of two main settlements: the Medieval core of the village 'Ano Kardamyla' nested beneath the steep hill 'Gria' and the port 'Marmaro', with significant activity and several options for meals, drinks and entertainment.
Get to know Kardamyla. Walk up to the Wall of 'Gria' and the ruins of Koila. Travel through the time in the primary settlement of “Spilia” in Ano Kardamyla. Feel one with the Nature among the gigantic trees of Nagos springs and the magnificent gorge of Kambia. Dive into the crystal waters of Nagos, of Giosonas, of Ampelos and Vlychada.
Experience the maintained local traditions as the unique, fiery “OXI” (NO) on 28th of October. Watch qualitive cultural events including concerts, lectures and theatrical performances, held yearly.
Walk among the streets of Kardamyla, with the particular local architecture and the famous captains’ houses, and feel the unique relationship of the place with the sea.
But, above all, feel the hospitality of the people. Warm, genuine and unpretentious, leaving you with sweet tastes, as the famous sweets of Chios.