Jul 21, 2009 6:14:59 AM
Travel secret #9: Kardamyli
‘Kardamyli is a laid-back fishing village backed by the soaring peaks of Mount Taygetos and surrounded by olive groves, huddled medieval churches and half-fortified hamlets. This is where travel writer and WWII hero Partick Leigh Fermor chose to settle, and every year I stay at Notos Hotel, studios perched on a hillside gazing out past the sweep of pebbly beach to sparkling seas. After a day hiking along ancient cobbled mulepaths, there’s nothing better than dinner served by the water edge at Lela’s Taverna.’
This article originally appeared in the July edition of the Lonely Planet Magazine.