The villages of Ithaca are known for keeping the traditional design of the buildings alive. Many of the old buildings have been well preserved. In towns such as Vathy, there are building restrictions that prohibit the use of modern designs and limit the colors that can be used.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Ithaca villages, you can also find information about the best beaches in Ithaca.
Guide to 11 villages
Discover our guide to 11 Ithaca villages. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Ithaca. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Description: Vathy is the capital and main port of the island. The traditional houses, the paved streets and the picturesque harbor create a nice place to relax.
Description: This village is built on the slopes of a mountain and it has a lovely port, where fishing boats moor quietly. This is an amazing place to relax.
Description: Frikes is a small seaside village on the northern side of Ithaca. Ferries connect Frikes to Lefkada and Kefalonia.
Description: Stavros is a picturesque village on the northern side of Ithaca, with traditional architecture and nice sea view.
Description: Anogi is a small mountainous village that offers gorgeous view to the sea. It has few inhabitants.
Description: This small village is built along the slopes of a hill and offers great view to the surrounding area.
Description: Lefki is built on the slopes of a hill and gives amazing view to the sea strait between Ithaca and Kefalonia.
Description: This is a small village with gorgeous view to the sea. Many smaller settlements are found in the area.
Description: This village used to be the old capital of Ithaca, but today it is not inhabited.
Description: Perahori is a mountainous village south of Vathy. Its few inhabitants deal with agriculture and cattle breeding.
Description: This is a tiny settlement close to Stavros. It has few houses and it is surrounded by much greenery.