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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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                                  Apartment #1944249
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                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                    Apartment #1880666
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 3 BR
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                                      Villa #8050013
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1720558
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 3 BA
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                                          Multiple rentals Villa #1841257
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Villa #1123993
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 2 BR
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                                              Multiple rentals Villa #496070
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 4 BA
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                                                Villa #6914575
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                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                  Villa #8134589
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    Villa #8131035
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                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                      Villa #8115531
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1436327
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                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1720558
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                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            Villa #1987430
                                                            5
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1720558
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                                                                Apartment #6878136
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                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  Villa #6862715
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                                                                  Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #6109311
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Very Good! 4/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      Villa #1501187
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                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Villa #8112114
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                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1720558
                                                                          6
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                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            Villa #430692
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                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1921255
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #6491424
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1436327
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Villa #8016189
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                                                      Villa #72769
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                                                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Villa #8050203
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                                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                          Villa #333619
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                                                                                            Villa #6491422
                                                                                            4
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Condo #6109306
                                                                                              2
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                                                                                                Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                                                Apartment #6541632
                                                                                                5
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #8108806
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Villa #422584
                                                                                                    13
                                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Villa #8111950
                                                                                                      14
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic property for a week of relaxing- but be out on time.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our time at villa- the decor is beautiful, the beds incredibly comfortable and the pool shallow enough to be perfect for the whole family. We really appreciated the extra touches- the cot for our baby, the welcome hamper,and the speed at which Phivos responded when we needed more gas for the BBQ. It is the perfect place for serious R&R but you will 100% need a car here if you want to do any exploring- there is lots of beautiful sites to explore within a few miles of the property, but nothing is within comfortable walking distance. The only slight niggle we had was on our last day, as we were packing the car to leave the villa. It was five past ten in the morning and we received a phone call from local host Amanda telling us that "we should have been out by ten", something she had not stressed when we had seen her the previous day. Our flight time had been pushed back by Easyjet, we had a small baby to wrangle, and it was not a nice way to end what had been a relaxed trip. Had it been made clear that this was a super strict policy we would have of course ensured we were out on the dot, but we were running ten minutes late, not hours late and so it felt a bit heavy handed. Shame to have had the overall fantastic experience ended in this way, but it wouldn't prevent us returning. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Idyllic retreat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The perfect setting for our stay in Ithaca. Michael was extremely helpful in the build up to our holiday even going as far as to keep us updated with ferry timetables. The cottage itself was great with all the facilities needed for a comfortable stay. Being able to sit out on the terrace overlooking the spectacular landscape allowed us to escape and unwind. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat that is within driving distance of fabulous beaches, walks and restaurants than we would highly recommend a stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017