Church of Agios Spyridon in Kardamyli

Υou will meet the stone church of Agios Spyridon in Kardamyli on the road to Old Kardamili at the entrance of the Tower of Mourtzinos and it was the family church – basilica with a dome – of Troupakis and Mourtzinos.

The church of Agios Spyridon in Kardamyli is impressive thanks to its architecture, while the visitor is captivated by the multi-storey bell tower, the post-Byzantine style of Ionian art and two headed eagle at the entrance, which was the Byzantine emblem.

The bell of the church of Agios Spyridon in Kardamyli is said to be booty of pirates. The north side of the church coincides with the wall of Ano Kardamyli and external walls of the Tower of Mourtzinos. According to the morphological and typological elements, the temple dates back to the second Venetian period (1685-1715).

The church of Agios Spyridon in Kardamyli along with the rest of the buildings, the tower, the attic, the mill etc. is a building set which shows clearly the function of the organization of everyday life of a constantly defensive small closed society of 17th-18th century.