ITHACA TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Ithaca on our travel guide! Famous all over the world as the mythical island of Odysseus, Ithaca is probably the most remarkable island of Greek mythology! Apart from its mythical essence, though, Ithaka Greece boasts an incredible beauty. Its laid-back character, emerald waters and lush greenery make it one of the heavenly Greek islands for those who seek relaxation.
As for Ithaca beaches, they are stunning! Filiatro, Sarakiniko and Agios Ioannis are some of the best-organized beaches in Ithaca. If you fancy a quiet day at the beach, there are also many secluded coves.
Dive in the crystal-clear water of Ithaca beaches, hike along the island’s trekking paths, eat fresh fish and seafood at the traditional taverns, do romantic walks along the seafront promenade of Vathy, chat with the warm-hearted locals...
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MORE ABOUT ITHACA GREECE
Famous all over the world as the home place of Odysseus, the mythical hero of Homer, Ithaca Greece is an iconic island. But Ithaka is so much more than that! Carpeted with lush greenery, dotted with quaint villages and having exotic beaches, Ithaca island oozes charm in abundance!
The only way to immerse yourself in the magic of this place is to explore it. Vathy, Kioni, and Frikes are the most picturesque villages in Ithaca. What’s interesting about these villages is that they have managed to keep their traditional identity despite the touristic development. Vathy, in particular, is the island’s center of activities and where the most Ithaca hotels are located.
As for Ithaca beaches, they share the same exotic setting with their Ionian neighbors! Filiatro, Sarakiniko and Agios Ioannis are some of the best Ithaca beaches. If you’re searching for a secluded alternative, though, Gidaki beach is your best bet!
Except for chilling out and relaxing, the best things to do in Ithaca are swimming, hiking, and sightseeing. The medieval village of Anogi, Loizos Cave and Katharon Monastery are some of the must-visit places in Ithaca island.
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HOW TO GET TO ITHACA?
The only way to reach the island is by ferry. There are ferries to Ithaca from Greece mainland, Kefalonia and Lefkada. The closest airport to Ithaca is on Kefalonia island and it is connected with Ithaca by ferry.
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Ithaca! From Ithaca sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Ithaca holidays experience!
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.
Gidaki beach is an attractive and isolated beach accessed only by boat from the port of Vathy. There is an adventurous hiking trail that locals only use and it is considered very tiring as a result most of the tourists favor the boat service.
Polis bay is pretty close to the village of Stavros and 18 km north of Vathy, the capital of Ithaca. Polis is a beautiful pebbled beach with clear turquoise waters shimmering under the Mediterranean sun.
Located on the northern side, 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.