Not long came back from my first visit to Kardamena and would just like to share my thoughts on the resort. I went with my husband and two 18 year old daughters and was really worried before going because on this forum, everyone seems to say that the nightlife is very laid back and mainly quiet cocktail bars. I actually asked the question on here whether it would be lively enough for our girls and most of the answers told me that basically, no it wouldn't and that the girls would me bored!! Kardamena is not by any means the18-30 resort that it used to be. However, it can be very lively if you are looking for it. There are several bars that are full of young people and one club that is open every night until 5am and was packed out every night. When it gets to 1-2am, the square is full of young people, there were literally hundreds of them!!
My honest opinion is that the majority of people on here want to put the youngsters off holidaying here (and they do regularly) because they want it to be just a resort for older people. I really don't know why because there was never any trouble and I actually think it is fantastic that Kardamena caters for ALL age groups! The best thing about this resort is that there is something for everyone and for me, it was one of the best places I have ever visited regarding keeping everyone in the family happy!
Our girls had the best holiday ever! They partied every night and didn't get back to the apartment until 5-6 am every morning. So basically if you are young and worried that Kardamena is not for you, please don't, there are loads of young people here and you will have a great time. It's certainly not Laganas or Malia but on the plus side, it's very safe and my girls found that because it's not like those resorts, they made loads of friends because they would see mostly the same people every night. We went to Malia last year and the girls actually preferred Kardamena