1 bedroon, 1 bathroom with a panoramic view of Aegean
- english, greek
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice view but too windy
The verdurous village of Kardiani is panoramically built on the Pateles mountain slope, at an altitude of 260 meters. Kardiani is one of the local names given to the Virgin Mary. The village was founded between 1670 and 1690 by inhabitants of several parts of the island who had to abandon their homes probably because of an outbreak of a plague epidemic. This explains the co-existence of Orthodox and Catholics in the village. The location was chosen taking into account the abundance of waters and the nearby farming lands. However, the area around Kardiani was also inhabited in antiquity. Excavations carried out in the beginning of the 20th century brought to light a geometric era settlement. The finds were transferred to museums in Tinos and Athens, while the ruins of the old buildings were buried again in the fields. Outside the borders of the modern village, 6 tombs have also been found, along with several other important ancient objects, such as a Neolithic axe, earthenware jars, jewellery etc. Some other relics prove that the place was also inhabited in the classical and Byzantine eras. The extremely tall plane trees, the two-storeyed houses, the blossoming gardens, the picturesque steps, the alleys, the arches and the old washhouses compose a spectacular Cycladic landscape. The view from the village is equally impressive, overlooking the deep blue Aegean Sea, while a gully with rich vegetation crosses the village ending at Giannaki Bay. The central square is quite picturesque, with tall cypress trees, a fountain with goldfish, decorated with four marble frogs, executed by Petros Delatolas in 1970. The village is adorned by the great churches of the Holy Trinity (Orthodox), of the Assumption, and of Panaghia Kioura (Catholic). In Cardiani, the visitors can also find a café-restaurant, a grocery shop.