Ithaca island is world famous as the beloved homeland of Ulysses (Odysseus), the legendary hero of Homer. In literature, its name is frequently connected to a significant goal of a lifetime and the peace of soul. In fact, this small island in the Ionian Sea is a fantastic place for total relaxation. With lush greenery, small coves with crystal water and authentic style, this is a gorgeous place if you are looking for peaceful holidays.
Stunning beach of Filiatro in Ithaca island, Ionian Sea
Port village of Vathy, the capital of Ithaca island Greece
View to the beautiful nature and sea of Ithaca Greece
Green waters of Kioni Bay, on the northern side of Ithaca island in the Ionian Sea
Statue of Homer in Vathy, the capital of Ithaca Greece
Wonderful crystal water in Ithaca island, Greece
Cafeteria tables in Kioni, a lovely seaside village on the northern side of Ithaca island
Islet of Lazareto, at the entrance of the port of Vathy in Ithaca, Ionian islands
Beautiful view of Vathy, the capital town of Ithaca island
Seaside taverns in Kioni, a picturesque village in northern Ithaca, Greece
View of Vathy, the capital town of Ithaca island with the traditional architecture
View of Frikes bay in Ithaca, with the ferry coming to Ithaca from Lefkada
Ithaca can be reached only by ferry. In summer, there are many ferry connections between Ithaca and close ports. There are daily ferries to Ithaca from Sami port in Kefalonia. There is also a ferry from Kilini port in Peloponnese, mainland Greece, that goes to Poros Kefalonia and Pisaetos Ithaca. Moreover, there is local ferry connection between Vassiliki port in Lefkada and Frikes port in northern Ithaca. In high season, there is also a ferry to Ithaca and Kefalonia from the small mainland port of Astakos.
Vathy (or Vathi) is the capital town of Ithaca island, in the Ionian Sea. This town spreads around a large natural bay and distinguishes for its traditional architecture with the small houses, the red-tiled roofs and the Venetian mansions. The severe earthquake that hit the region in 1953 destroyed many houses and buildings in Vathy but fortunately many of these houses were rebuilt in traditional style...
Kioni is probably the most picturesque village in Ithaca Greece. This seaside village is surrounded by lush greenery and the waters have a fantastic blue green colour. The small port of Kioni is lined up with few fish taverns and cafeterias. Many excursion boats from Kefalonia and Lefkada arrive in Kioni, on the northern side of Ithaca, and allow visitors to see at least part of the beauty of Ithaca....
Filiatro is among the most beautiful beaches in Ithaca island, Greece. Located only 5 km from Vathy, the capital of Ithaca, Filiatro is a small bay with stunning blue green waters. This is probably the best organized beach on the island, with sun beds, umbrellas and a restaurant-cafeteria on the shore. Small rocks and much greenery surround the beach of Filiatro, which is actually close to another...