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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.

HomeAway also had great accommodation on other islands for those who like moving around. Book a holiday home on Corfu, or find comfortable accommodations when in Zakynthos-Zante.

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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Lovely holiday home

4 of 5
Perfect base to explore the Island. Amazing views and a homely feel to the villa. Car hire is a must as the villas location is in a quiet road away from the main tourist areas. The wasps are a nuisance but unavoidable as they are all over the island. Restaurants offer burning coffee pots to help out at meal times. Yes there are cats but every Greek island we have visited are the same, not a problem. The only negative is the outside cushions are in a poor state and there are areas in the villa that could do with a little tlc all of which have been mentioned in the guest book and on review sites. On the whole a lovely little villa relaxing and peaceful. Thanks for sharing your holiday home.
  • Review Submitted: Nov 09, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

Perfect, didn't want to leave!

5 of 5
Beautifully presented villa of exceptional quality of furnishings for an upmarket yet cosy feel. The views every morning were stunning, village sweet and has everything you need whether you want to eat out or cook at the villa. Amanda visiting the first full day was nice and it was good to have some extra information if we wanted to explore which was our intention but with only a weeks holiday we ended up chilling to the max and having to force ourselves to venture out. The outside kitchen and dining/seating area was a big pull for us when we viewed all villas we liked, this one was great! We would recommend a jeep like car to manage the long rocky track as every time we took our hire car out we winced when we heard a noise in case of sudden damage from rocks to the underside! We did get woken at 7am Sunday morning by a bulldozer close and clearly another villa is going to be built soon so I would consider that build noise if we wanted to book the villa again in 2018. Having all towels and good bed linen provided and changed during our stay was excellent, the robes came in handy after we had jumped into the pool a couple of times- October isn't the best season for unheated pool dipping unless you are very young and don't feel the cold but it was fun nonetheless! Superb laundry area in the cellar which was a reminder that you don't need to pack so much when facilities like this are at your fingertips. A wonderful villa and situated in a fabulous position, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend either of the villas to others. Kefalonia is beautiful and I know we will be back to the island for sure - especially as we didn't visit the caves or get to hire a local boat etc. Do pack good quality mosquito repellent and if you can citronella tea lights as you may not see the blighters but you feel their bites later on! We did buy and leave a fly swat too for persistent wasps but it's just as we have experienced in other Mediterranean countries. Go, enjoy, you won't be disappointed! Colin & Joanna, Hampshire. 17-24 Oct 2017
  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017