A tiny island in the Ionian Sea, Ithaca is famous all over the world as the homeland of Ulysses, the legendary hero of Homer. Today Ithaca is a fantastic place for relaxing holidays, with small traditional villages and stunning beaches with blue green waters. Vathy is the capital town of Ithaca island, in the Ionian Sea, a lovely town with small houses and red-tiled roofs spread around a large natural bay. Other beautiful seaside villages in Ithaca are Kioni and Frikes, both located on the northern side of the island.
Apart from cozy villages, there are also wonderful beaches in Ithaca. Filiatro and Sarakiniko, two small coves close to Vathy, are the most organized Ithaca beaches. However, there are many other small coves with stunning waters around the island that constitute ideal places for a relaxing swim in total privacy. Another beach in Ithaca is Gidaki, a gorgeous place accessible only by boat from the port of Vathy. Here are the most famous villages and beaches of Ithaca. Each location is presented with detailed text, map and occasionally photos and close sightseeing.