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Visit Ithaki-ithaka on your next weekend getaway or holiday.

Explore the island of Ithaki-ithaka. Located on the Ionian side of the Greek mainland, Ithaki-ithaka has around 3,000 permanent residents, and was the home of Odysseus from Homer's 'The Odyssey.' Ithaca's two major cities, Vathy and Skavros, are both home to museums and cultural sites. The Kathara Monastery is of particular interest, as is the former sight of Homer's School.

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Things to do

Vathy:

Vathy has been the main port on Ithaca since the 16th century, as it has one of the world's largest natural harbours. The town has 2,000 inhabitants. Vathy is considered a traditional settlement, and local building laws prevent any buildings that do not conform to the traditional standards of older structures. This has resulted in Vathy's ability to expand.

Homer's School:

Visit the ruins of Homer's School on the island. This archaeological site raises the question of if Homer's Ithaca (the setting of the Odyssey) and modern-day Ithaca are in fact one in the same. The school is located near a cliff that overlooks the sea, and is a beautiful hike in both directions.

Kathara Monastery:

Located about five miles outside of the capital of Vathy, the Kathara Monastery is a monastery and also serves as a church. The altar inside is made of gold metalwork and painted facades. The building dates to to the 1700s, and has a fantastic view of Vathy bay. Hiking is recommended, as driving terrain is somewhat questionable.

Lazaretto:

The island of Lazaretto is a small island in the bay of Vathy. This island was used as a quarantine for travellers, and from 1836 to 1912 was a prison. A small church now stands on the island. Get to Lazaretto by boat or sea taxi.

Filiatro Beach:

Filiatro beach is situated very close to Vathy, Ithaca's capital. Warm waters are fantastic for children, and there are tree-filled shaded areas. Camping sites are available further off the waterfront. There are a few tourist facilities, such as small food and drink stands.

Pernarakia abandoned monastery:

The abandoned monastery at Pernarakia boasts a fantastic view of the Ionian islands. From this vantage point you can identify Kastos, Atokos, and many more. The monastery itself is deserted, and is located near the village of Exogi. Again, hiking is generally considered the best option.

Weather in Ithaki-ithaka

Expect a stunning and hot summer and milder, wet winter in Ithaki-ithaka. Summers reach up to the mid-30s, while winters dip down to the 10-15°C range. Precipitation is generally only seen in January and February. In the summer months, the Etesian winds cause trouble for sailors, but can be advantageous for various watersports.

Travel to Ithaki-ithaka

Cephalonia International Airport (EFL) is the closest airport to the island of Ithaca. From Cephalonia, the best option may be to rent a car or hire a taxi. Both car-carrying ferries and catamarans run between both the mainland and all public islands daily, and run more frequently during the high tourist season.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      We will return..!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lito & Phivos villas are home from home stylish villas with everything you need surrounded by a peaceful and charming location. Thank you Lito for a wonderful stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful apartments, wonderful location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The pictures don't lie, these apartments are beautiful. We travelled to Kefalonia in early April and do stayed in Tangerine apartment at the Eucalyptus complex. Reggina the complex manager welcomed us on our arrival and took us to our apartment, we were presented with a welcome pack consisting of fresh bread, wine, fruit juice, biscuits and wonderful home made jams, this was a lovely touch as we didn't have to rush out straight away for supplies. Reggina then told us about the local area, and, as we were so early in the season told us of some restaurants that were open, and that she had spoken to Eugine the local supermarket owner and told him to keep an eye out for us. The view from the balcony is amazing, looking out to the island of Ithaca and the bay of Sami. The room was cleaned twice during our week with fresh towels and bedding on both occasions, the cleaning ladies do a terrific job, everywhere was spotlessly clean. These apartments are very well appointed with everything you need for a self catering holiday, comfortable beds were a big bonus too. The location is excellent with great beaches literally on the doorstep and great restaurants close by. It's also the people who make this place special from the everyday helpful Reggina to the cleaning ladies and the hardworking maintenance men and gardeners who were all working so hard to get everything ready for the new season, we thank you all for youth kindness and making sure we felt welcome. We liked it so much we have booked to return in the summer and can't wait to see all our new friends again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017