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Kardamyla is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°32′N 26°05′E / 38.533°N 26.083°E / 38.533; 26.083Coordinates: 38°32′N 26°05′E / 38.533°N 26.083°E / 38.533; 26.083
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Chios
Municipality Chios
 • Municipal unit 182.5 km2 (70.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,234
 • Municipal unit density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Population 1,643 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 82300
Vehicle registration ΧΙ

Kardamyla (Greek: Καρδάμυλα) is a village and a former municipality on the island of Chios, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Chios, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is located in the northeastern corner of the island, opposite the island of Oinousses to the east. It has a land area of 182.480 km².[3] It had a population of 2,234 in 2011. Kardamyla (pop. 710), the seat of the former municipality, is located on the coast of a small bay. The homes, shops and plateia of the village are on one side of the bay facing Agios Markos and cliffs which are located on the opposite side of the bay. On clear days, the island of Lesbos can be seen in the distance beyond the bay enclosure. It is a short boat ride from the neighbouring island of Oinousses. Both Oinousses and Kardamyla are known as the home villages of Greek ship-owners. The largest town in the municipal unit is Mármaron (pop. 875).


Sights in the village include "The V", a large white V painted on the cliffs facing the village. It was created after World War II to celebrate the "V"ictory of the Allies, and is kept painted white every year since. Kardamylitians are proud of it and many take on the challenge of cliff-climbing to it.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.