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Familia has 7 rooms, each one with its own name and uniquely decorated with special care, modern facilities and contemporary aesthetics. All visitors have the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional home-made breakfast in the hotels small garden. For those who wish to combine their holiday with a little ...
Adastra is an Ithacan, family-run, newly built luxurious villa that has just opened its doors, welcoming its first guests in August 2011. Set in the heart of Ithaca’s capital, right above Ithaca’s main harbor, on a beautiful verdant hill overlooking the sea, gazing at the town in the morning and ...
In one of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea, Ithaca, and specifically above the Homer harbor of Forkynos, the apartments of Forkis are located. The view is spectacular as it overlooks the picturesque bay of Dexa, with direct access to the beach, embraced by lush green olive grove that ...
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Daniel Duke 28 Sep 2021Ugh, Vathy. Cold, charmless place. LeaveWhat a horrible, flat, charmless place Vathy, Ithaki is. My partner and I have been travelling about the Greek Islands, going to Kefalonia, Fiskardo, Meganisi, Lefkada, boat trips and then we went to Kioni, Ithaki. We loved every minute of our experience. In beautiful, charming, picturesque Kioni we had the best time. And then we left for Vathy. Oh dear. What a horrible charmless place this is. One can forget they were on a Greek Island, instead it appears like some run down 1970s resort. Think Eastbourne, think Croydon…. Everywhere else we went the Greeks showed such amazing friendly hospitality, in Vathy they don’t even try to be averaging, nice. It’s bland, it’s mediocre, the fact the cats won’t even eat the food you give it says it all. In fact the cats aren’t here albeit one or two, and they don’t want your food. Our charmless unfriendly apartment owner showed us to our equally charmless apartment where everything looked as if it had been installed 30+ years ago including the kettle. We went out to the bay and square and ate at a couple of places. The first place had this table of loud French folk who stopped talking and stared at us as we left. We went for dinner and I ordered the grilled chicken. The chicken was a cheap piece of meat literally taken from its packaging and placed in a grill with no seasoning or anything whatsoever. It’s was very flat and served with a cold pitta and had french fries sprinkled over the top. Another diner nearby gave half of his dinner to an nearby cat who didn’t eat it. The cat even walked off. Walking around the bay, the place was deserted, just young male locals talking loudly and zooming about on bikes. The square was filled with young local children - all day long - screaming and shouting. The restaurant staff would walk out and chat to other locals - even as they prepare your meal, and then it rained. This whole place (Vathy) is below standard, it doesn’t even try. It’s not friendly, it’s dull, charmless and a bit run down. You can easily forget you’re on an idillic Greek Island. The rest of Ithaki is beautiful, magical, charming and amazing, but Vathy is just awful. I wouldn’t recommend it and if you’re already here - leave
dapdep 08 Jul 2008I did not want to leaveI didn't want to leave Ithaca this year!! It was my second time on the island and we stayed only for a couple of days, so I didn't get enough of Ithaca. Vathy is a great town and very green. In fact, the whole island is very green and has wonderful beaches. The best taverns though were in Vathy, by the port. We didn't visit many sights or museums, just enjoyed the beauty of this small town and its colourful houses.