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Ithaca is famous since the ancient times as it is refereed by the ancient poet Homer in both his epics. The first traces of human presence on Ithaca date from the Neolithic times, however, the island played a major role in various periods of Greek history.
In Vathy, the capital of the island, visitors can see the Archaeological Museum which hosts a vast collection of findings from the ancient years, the Prehistoric and Roman times. Many items from the excavated sites of Pisaetos, Kioni and other regions of Ithaca are also on display.
Another archaeological collection can be viewed in Stavros, a mountainous village of Ithaca, where visitors will have a unique chance to admire pieces of pottery and ceramics, Hellenistic tombs and stone tools from various historical periods.