Kardamyla got its name from the cardamom plant that thrived in the area. The second part "mill" means rock in the Pelasgian dialect. Kardamyla is the largest village in Northeast Chios with a rich maritime and commercial history. Is the homeland of many Greek shipowners. The settlement of Kardamyla is divided into two parts: Ano Kardamyla, which is the oldest of the two settlements, is built on a hill. The second settlement is called Marmaro and is the port of the village. Kardamyla is a village perched on the sea and a popular destination for those who choose the island of Chios for their holidays as it combines a beautiful natural environment and traditional architecture.
Activities in Kardamyla
In Kardamyla, the well-kept settlement that exudes air from the past, you will enjoy relaxing walks by the sea, carefree moments in the stone-built alleys and you will admire the traditional architecture of the buildings.
It is worth visiting the church of Agios Nikolaos with the marble iconostasis in Marmaro, to admire the bronze work of Thanasis Apartis in the long naval tradition of the place, and the traditional windmills of Psarros and Mavri that stand on the beach. Ιn the village there is a naval museum, in recent years several public buildings have been built with donations from shipowners.
For the countless nature lovers and ecotourists who visit Chios every year, they have the opportunity to experience the natural wealth of the area following a wonderful hiking route, which ends at the so-called castle of Gria.
Each neighborhood tries to make the biggest pile so that their own fire reaches higher, the winner is determined by the height of the flame and the duration of the fire.
Food in Kardamyla
The local restaurants are distinguished in Ano Kardamyla for the traditional food and coffee that you will enjoy in the stone-built square with the plane trees and in Marmaro for seafood.
Beaches in Kardamyla
Favorite and very popular beaches of Kardamyla are Nagos, Vlychada and Giosonas.
Useful Information and Phones for Kardamyla
- Health Center of Kardamyla: +302272 022354
- Police Department of Kardamyla: +302272 022222
- Port Authority of Kardamyla: +3022720 23577
- Fire Department of Chios: 199 – +3022710 44444
- Bus: Long Distance bus: +3022710 24257, City bus:: +3022710 23086