Kardamyli, seat of West Mani, is a coastal village, which is 38 km. SE of Kalamata.
It is described by the Ministry of Culture as a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. It is a remarkable natural landscape with lush vegetation within which included fine examples of the evolution of Mani’s residence and historical landscape, due to its importance for the history of architecture and more generally for the Greek history, because the land, inhabited since prehistoric years until today, is rich in monuments of all time and its history rich in events. Just a few meters separate the old town of the younger.
The name “Kardamyli” was first mentioned in Homer’s Iliad and refers to (I 150) as the first of the “seven well-governed and well-populated cities” that Agamemnon would give dowry to Achilles if you marry one of his daughters. Later dubbed “Skardamoula”, while in recent years again won the ancient name.