Holidays in Ithaca

    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.

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    Travel guide to Ithaca, Greece

    Famous as the legendary homeplace of Ulysses, Ithaca island is a paradisial island for total relaxation. It has amazing lush greenery, gem villages and beaches with blue green waters. Kioni and Vathy are the most picturesque villages, while wonderful beaches to swim are Filiatro, Sarakiniko and Agios Ioannis. A boat from Vathy goes to the fantastic and secluded beach of Gidaki. Apart from swimming, this small place is also great for hiking. Hiking paths cross the island and lead to small villages and ancient remains.

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    Have a look in our travel guide about Ithaca and see the most important villages, beaches, museums and sights to visit in your Ithaca holidays. Also see our photos, videos and the detailed maps that we have prepared to get a better understanding of the location.

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    Hotels in Ithaca

    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 the island, also have nice accommodation options with simple facilities. As Ithaca island 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.

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    The island of Ithaca, in Greece, is one of the Greek islands of the Ionian Sea and it belongs to the Ionian islands group. This 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 Greece 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 and things to do during your Ithaca holidays are few and include a couple of small museums and ancient remains. Although many excavations have been made on the island, the ancient town of Odysseus has not been discovered yet.

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