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Address: Kardamili, Greece
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A very nice short walk from old kardamyli

After visiting the old Kardamyli complex you should walk up the nice kalderimi (old traditional stone path) to the small church of Agia Sophia. What you will enjoy is the very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
Dimitris S
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

After visiting the old Kardamyli complex you should walk up the nice kalderimi (old traditional stone path) to the small church of Agia Sophia. What you will enjoy is the very beautiful views, almost all the way, of Kardamyli. Taking your camera is a must. It is a very easy ascend even for small children (from 5 years old). It... More 

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Bournemouth
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

It's quite a walk up the hill, but the views are gorgeous and the whole route takes you through olive groves, ancient graves and and natural woodland. Even better when you extend the walk to go down through the Vyros Gorge on the river bed. We did it on an incredibly rainy day and got absolutely soaked, but it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We did this on a boiling hot and humid day, not realising how stony, uneven and lacking shade it would be (our fault) wearing not exactly the right footwear (wear hiking shoes/good trainers) and myself being a bit decrepit. I was proud that we nearly got to the top, and sad to miss the church. However the views are exhilarating,... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Very pleasant walk (about 40 minutes) up an ancient stone path through olive, fig and cypress trees (do start early on hot summer days), and stupendous views over the Mani coastline and the sea when you reach the church - which is locked, but the setting is the main point so never mind!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The walk up from Old Kardamili is quite tough in the heat of the day and you really need tough shoes and it is essential to take water. The view from the top is quite magnificent and gives an excellent panorama of Kardamil. The actual church is only average and better by many in the area. On the walk up... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Beautiful church overlooks the waterfront. Friendly priest. If I had a longer stay, I would attend Sunday morning.

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Kansas City Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you like history, churches and real Greece, you much see this place. You will not be disappointed. Excellent example of what ancient Greece is all about.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The hike up from Kardamilyi can be a bit steep and rocky in areas, but nothing someone in moderate shape can't manage. The views are beautiful and the old church at the top is an interesting destination.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

From Kardamyli's church, there is about a 10mn hike to the first Agia Sophia, then following the yellow & black marks, you may reach the second Agia Sophia is another 30 mn. Then following the white & red marks, you get to the village of Petrovouni and back to Kardamyli in 2 hours total. You need walking shoes & water,... More 

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is quite a hike but worth it for the amazing views. Keep a careful eye out for the black and yellow paint markings at the high tomb. The church was closed when we got there. Wear proper shoes!

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