Kamares of the former Pirgiotissa district and of the Festos municipality is in the southern foot of Psiloreitis.

437 people live in the village according to the 2011 census. Their main occupations are agriculture and livestock.

The Kamares cavern is in Kamares.


As the findings of the Kamares cavern prove, the history of the area starts from the Minoan era.

Later Kamares is stated in Venetian censuses.


The churches of Koimisi of Theotokos and Agios Georgios are in the village.