Ithaca Vathy

Information about Vathy

Vathy Village Ithaca: Vathy is the capital and the main harbour of Ithaca since the 16th century. The picturesque village, the largest of the island is built amphitheatrically around a deep and sheltered bay with a narrow entrance. Today it counts 2000 inhabitants.

The earthquakes of 1953 had almost destroyed the village, leaving only a few buildings standing. Fortunately, most of the ruined Venetian buildings were rebuilt by the residents. Vathy is considered a traditional preservable settlement and any construction that is not similar to the traditional architectural style and colour is prohibited by a law voted in 1978.

Some of the many interesting sights of Vathy are the beautiful houses of G. Karavias and G. Drakoulis,one of the wealthiest families of Vathy, the churches of Agios Georgios (Saint George), the fine restored cathedral dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin, which has a wonderful wood carved iconostasis, the Archaeological Museum that houses a collection of various findings from the Geometric period, the Mycenaean and the Corinthian periods, and the house where Odysseas Androutsos was born, the Greek hero of the War of Independence.

Being the capital of Ithaca, Vathy is the administrative, cultural and commercial centre of the island and has primary and high schools, an athletic stadium, a medical centre, a theatre, a library and branches of the National, Commercial and Agricultural Banks of Greece.

A yachting service station for refueling, service stations for cars and motorbikes and a petrol station are also available in Vathy. Several hotels and many rooms for rent are filling the village and a wide variety of taverns, cafes, bars and night clubs are lining the waterside.

Hotels in Vathy


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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 at the bright stars at night.

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Captain Yiannis

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Captain Yiannis Hotel is located on the bay road on the eastern bayside of Ithaca's capital, Vathy, in a picturesque area that overlooks the bay toward the town center and up to Perahori village in the mountains behind Vathy. The extensive views across the bay and the special attention to detail of all the rooms make Captain Yiannis Hotel a wonderful location for your Ithacan holiday.

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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 light exercise, we provide bicycles for carefree rides around the island. All rooms are equipped with: lcd cable television, dvd, air-condition, coco-mat mattresses and bedding, Wi-Fi internet connection, telephone, mini-bar and safe.

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Things To See And Do In Vathy

Map Of Vathy, Ithaca

Reviews of Vathy, Ithaca

1 Review
  • dapdep 08 Jul 2008
    I did not want to leave
    I 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.



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