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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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                                                                                                  Stunning

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                                                                                                  We stayed at one of the villas for our Honeymoon and from start to finish the experience was just fantastic. Stunning property, from the pool to the décor to all of the little touches. Maid service impeccable, location stunning. No car required as so close to the harbour. I really cannot recommend these villas highly enough. Best holiday we have ever had by far.
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                                                                                                  Another great stay

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                                                                                                  This is our fourth stay in these wonderful villas. The location cannot be beaten, two minutes walk to Fiskardo harbour where the selection of restaurants is great. The villas are identical in layout and the views are breathtaking. Marcella comes in each day and is always smiling and takes great pride in keeping the villas spotless, the bedding and towels are changed every second day. We hope to return to Fiskardo next year and will definitely stay in one of the villas.
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                                                                                                  Perfect Kefalonia Holiday

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                                                                                                  I cannot say enough good things about this property. 5 stars are not enough! From initial consultation, through the holiday and even after we left the customer service and communication from the owner has been the best we have ever experienced. Damianos genuinely cared about whether we were having the best possible holiday experience. He provided tips on where to visit from best restaurants and beaches and was always on hand if any further help were needed, checking in by email from time to time just to make sure we were enjoying the stay. Agia Efimia itself is the best location if you want to explore the whole of Kefalonia or just visit the best of the island. The town itself is big enough to have a section of supermarkets, butchers and bakers where you can get all you might need. It also has a number of excellent restaurants. The town is small enough to have its own harbour side charm and seemed to be popular but not overcrowded even at the height of the season. Must see attractions such as Myrtos Beach, Antisamos Beach, Melissani Cave etc are only minutes away from the villa. Having explored almost the whole island there is nowhere that you cannot reach within an hour's drive even allowing for slow driving on mountainous roads with stops for taking in the spectacular views that come around almost every corner. We were a little concerned before our stay about being outside of the town but we needn't have worried. You can reach Agia Efimia harbour front in a 30 minute walk along a quiet road or taxis are nearly always available in the town that will come and pick you up or take you back again for only 5 euros each way. The villa itself was only reconstructed in 2014 as part of a pair. The family have maintained many of the original traditional features but the décor is also very tasteful and very modern. Every room has quite efficient air-conditioning (I usually can't sleep with air-con on as the noise keeps me awake but this was almost silent). The furnishing is comfortable and stylish. Both the en-suite and the main bathroom have superb walk in showers and the kitchen is well equipped. During our stay the cleaners came in every 4 days or so to clean up and provide fresh bedding and towels. Outside the villa the views across the valley and the almost total silence except for the sounds of cicadas or from the bells on the local goats added to a totally relaxing stay.
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015