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 "Grias Mount ". 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.
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.
To Marina Chios, Kardamyla port, also to Lagada, Daskalopetra and Saint Hermione fishing shelters, exist automatically power distribution boxes and water (pillars), which operate with prepaid cards worth 5 €, 10 € and 20 €.