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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.

Be sure to book rental properties on Ithaki-Ithaka with HomeAway. HomeAway offers a variety of packages and properties, and will be able to meet any traveller's needs, no matter what they may be. HomeAway has a variety of accommodations on Ithaki-ithaka to choose from. Romantic apartments on Ithaki-Ithaka and rental villas for families are available. For larger groups, multi-family homes are available both on the beachfront and in the city. These properties are meant for larger groups, and are available with lots of different amenities.

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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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                                                                                                      Beautiful location with amazing views. Spacious apartment.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Thank you for making our holiday easy and relaxing. We will definitely revisit and look forward to seeing you again. Tina and Nicky Suffolk England
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful Villa in fantastic location.

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                                                                                                      What can I say - beautiful Villa in a wonderful location with Spectacular views. We arrived late afternoon after the journey from the airport and were able to make use of the patio immediately in the early evening sun. The Villa was very clean and welcoming and there were plenty of towels both for the bathroom and pool area. All the rooms were large but we chose the master bedroom with the balcony where we could sit and have our coffee in the mornings while looking out at the scenery and listening to the goat bells - pure bliss. Debbie had arranged for everything to be on hand with information about the area and helpful tips. There were even video's and magazines provided - Thanks really enjoyed a couple of the films. The Villa itself was well equipped, charming and very homely which we loved. The locals were all very friendly and the pool man came every few days to clean the pool. As I have read in previous reviews we too were visited by the local cats but they weren't a problem in fact we looked forward to them meeting us at the door. We took the car around to different beaches and to explore the island but also walked (book on walks in Villa) to a idyllic beach along the coast. The villa is in a excellent position just far enough out of Fiskardo to be peaceful but near enough for all the amenities. Would highly recommend the Lord Falcon Thai restaurant well worth a visit (or two) and Elli's but the harbour is lined with restaurants equally good. For a great day out hire a boat in Fiskardo, take a picnic and explore - great for snorkelling. I would definitely recommend this Villa and Kefalonia and will return. Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful Villa.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment in perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in Kefalonia in August for our sons wedding & loved the island so much we came back in October. The apartment was beautiful, spotlessy clean & in the perfect location. Sami the town was only a 20 minute walk away with numerous restaurants, coffee shops, supermarket's etc. The apartment had everything we needed with amazing views right across the bay. Mark the manager couldn't have been more helpful & the cleaning services was superb with linen & towels being changed several times throughout the week. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone & will definitely be returning there. Thanks again Mark for making our stay there such a pleasant one
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016