In Old Kardamili, the Tower of Mourtzinos dominates, which belonged to the last captain of Mani and is one of the Towers from which most of it has been saved.
More specifically, the half-demolished arched gate, the Tower House, the Tower, the Blacksmith, the underground Cistern, the Olive Mill and the Vegetable Garden that covered the family’s needs are preserved.
While at the entrance of the Mourtsinos Tower, the Church of Agios Spyridons dominates, which was also the family church of the Mourtsinos.
The temple was actually the family church of the Troupakis and Mourtzinos.
The bell of the church of Agios Spyridon in Kardamili is said to be a pirate’s booty. The north side of the church is identified with the wall of Pano Kardamyli and the outer enclosure of the Mourtzinon complex.
The Tower of Mourtzinos, which today houses the Museum of Mourtzinos, is a typical fortified residence of a captain of Exo Mani.
The construction of the first buildings in the Tower of Mourtsinos is placed at the end of the 17th century, when the progenitor of the Mourtsinos, Michael Paleologos, appears in the area.
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Single Ticket: €15 – Duration 3 days, and valid for: Nestor’s Palace, Archaeological Museum of Messinia, Archaeological Museum of Chora, Kalamata Castle, Methoni Castle, Pylos Castle (Niokastro), Troupakidon – Mourtzinon Fortress Complex.
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