Famous all over the world as the mythical island of Odysseus, Ithaca charms visitors with the laid-back island, the blue green water and the lush greenery. This is a small place ideal for families and romantic couples. Swim in the crystal water, walk along trekking paths, have your meal in fish taverns and chat with the welcoming locals. In the day, enjoy the hot sun and the clean water, while in the evenings stroll along the beach promenade of Vathy and have a relaxing drink with view to the night sky. Filiatro, Sarakiniko and Agios Ioannis are amazing beaches of Ithaca island, while you will find many other secluded coves to swim. You can go for holidays or as a day trip to Ithaca Greece from Kefalonia.
Ithaca as seen by our members
Travel guide to Ithaca, Greece
Famous as the legendary island of Ulysses, Ithaca is a paradisial island for totally relaxing summer holidays. It has amazing lush greenery, gem villages and beaches with blue green waters.
Have a look in our travel guide about Ithaca and see the most important villages, beaches, museums and sights to visit on the island. Also see our photos, videos and the detailed maps that we have prepared to get a better understanding of the location.
Things to see and do
The island of Ithaca is one of the Greek islands of the Ionian Sea and it belongs to the Ionian islands group. It is a quiet and remote island. Vathy is where most activities on Ithaca island are concentrated. Vathy, Kioni and Frikes are the most tourist places on Ithaca, without losing their authentic beauty though.
The entire landscape of Ithaca is like a paradise, with lush greenery, small villages scattered around and secluded coves with blue green water. Swimming and walking are the most popular activities on the island. Sightseeings are few and include a couple of small museums and few ancient remains. Although many excavations have been made on Ithaca island, the ancient town of Odysseus has not been discovered yet.
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Most accommodation in Ithaca are found in Vathy, the capital of the island. These accommodations include family hotels, traditional studios and charming guesthouses. Kioni and Frikes, on the northern side of Ithaca, also have nice accommodation options with simple facilities. As Ithaca keeps a low profile in tourist development, accommodation there is traditional and does not include large resorts. Some hotels have few more luxurious facilities, like pools, but nothing in exaggeration.
Highlights in Ithaca
Vathy, the capital of Ithaca, is constructed around a large bay and has a lovely port promenade with fish taverns and cafeterias. A small islet is found at the entrance of the port.
Filiatro is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ithaca. It is located a short drive from Vathy and has exotic blue green waters. A nice tavern is found on this beach.
Located on the northern side of Ithaca, Kioni is among the most picturesque spots on the island. As it is surrounded by greenery, the waters in Kioni have blue green colour.
The Monastery of Kathara, or Panagia Kathariotissa, is located on the highest spot of Ithaca. Its location gives breathtaking view to the Ionian Sea.
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