Stavros is the second largest village of Ithaca, located on the northern side of the island. At a distance of 16 km from Vathy, the capital town of Ithaca, Stavros was founded in the 16th century by inhabitants of close villages. Its altitude of 110 meters above the sea level offers fantastic view to the Ionian Sea and the northern side of the island. Stavros is on the way to the seaside villages of Frikes and Kioni, while the closest beach to swim is Agios Ioannis.
The large church of Christ Savor dominates at the square of Stavros, while a small Archaeological Collection that opens only in summer is found at this village. This Archaeological Collection hosts exhibits from excavations in the region, including tools and weapons. As Stavros is the largest village in northern Ithaca, it serves as a transportation and shopping center for other villages. In particular, it has a pharmacy and few mini-markets.