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Photographer's Note

Kardamyla is located at a distance of 28 km from the town of Chios, towards the north. It is divided into two sections. The upper section is also the older village, spreading at the feet of a steep hill called "Mount Grias". The village is of traditional architecture, narrow streets, cobblestone alleys and covered passages are typical local features, just as typical are the houses, mainly built in stone. Kardamyla is home to approximately 2000 inhabitants in both settlements. Ancient Kardamyla is described by Thukidedes. It is the birthplace of freedom fighters Chartoulakis (in the Middle Ages) and Kontanignotis (in the 1821 War of Independence), The Venerable Nikephoros, historian of the Nea Moni and Georgios Zolotas, historian of Chios, were also born here.
The lower village, called Marmaro, 2 Km from the upper village, is built in the inner part of the bay, protected by the small island Nisi. Many beautiful mansions are built there by many seafarers and ship-owners of local origin.
A distinguishing mark of Marmaro is the statue of the Sailor from Kardamyla, created by sculptor Apartis, set in the harbor square. Walking in the narrow streets of Marmaro is a pleasant experience that will make one feel the typical island atmosphere of Chios.
At Kardamyla apart from its beautiful and clean seashores, the visitor can also see the ancient settlement Spilia, the church of Aghios Nicolas, as well as other numerous small churches filled with offerings from the families of sailors.

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  • Copyright: maria varipati (maria-v1981) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1192 W: 30 N: 1940] (10966)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2010-08-01
  • Categories: 自然
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-06-19 5:43
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