Multiple airlines offer connecting fights from Washington Dulles to Athens. Neohori is 165 miles (about three hours’ drive) from Athens.
WHERE TO STAY
Nikos Kazantzakis, author of “Zorba the Greek,” had a mining operation in town. His office is now a holiday rental for $750 to $1,300 a week, depending on the season. Info: www.vrbo.com/774000ha; 011-49-091139-30475.
Voula Kyriakea, owner of Yesterday and Today Restaurant, rents out vacation properties at a wide price range. www.voula-vacationhouses.gr; 011-30-27210-77535.
Above Old Kardamili
Studios and two- and three-bedroom suites, plus spectacular views. Rates vary by season. Studios from $95 per night, two-room suites from $136, three-room suites from $183.
WHERE TO EAT
Yesterday and Today
Above and opposite the harbor in Stoupa
Food is very good, the atmosphere unparalleled. Salads and appetizers $4 to $7, entrees $7 to $20.
On Ritsa beach at the north end of town. The food is more cutting-edge than at other restaurants in the area. Appetizers and salads $5 to $10, entrees $10 to $25.
WHAT TO DO
Pyrgos Dirou caves
About six miles south of Areopoli
Should not be missed. About $17 per person. Daily tours leave every few minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. October-May, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. June-September.
Abandoned village where residents built fortified towers.