Here is our section with things to see and do in Vathy Ithaca. Discover 4 interesting sightseeing in Vathy, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Ithaca.
The lovely whitewashed church of Savior Christ is located on the tiny islet of Lazaretto, in front of Vathy port. This islet was converted into a prison in 1864 and it demolished by earthquakes in 1953. The only remains on the island are trees and a picturesque church that was built in 1668.
The Archaeological Museum of Vathy is located in the capital of Ithaca, a short block back from the quay. The museum exhibits a collection of findings dating from the Geometric to the Roman period, brought to light by excavations in the area of Piso Aetos and various findings from the Geometric period coming from other parts of the island, especially from Loizos Cave in Polis Bay.
The Folklore and Nautical Museum of Ithaca are housed in a beautiful building, which was once a generating station. It is situated behind the Agricultural Bank in Vathy. This new museum presents life on Ithaca from the 19h century till present. It exhibits a fully assembled bedroom, kitchen and sitting room and photographs of the devastating earthquakes of 1953.
The entrance to the cave is through a narrow path that extends all the way to a perfectly leveled chamber of 7 meters wide, 4 meters deep and 3 meters high. To the left is the balcony that literally overlooks a massive chamber of 5 meters.
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