Ithaka

Panoramic view of the harbour at Vathy
Panoramic view of the harbour at Vathy
Ithaka

Ithaka (or Ithaca or Ithaki) is Kefalonia’s sister island and can be seen from the just about anywhere on the north east side of the island.

Kioni - bell tower
Kioni – bell tower

Take your hire car on the morning ferry and give yourself a grand tour or join an organised trip to relax and take in the sights.

If you go by ferry you can see the island at your own pace, have a drive through the northernmost villages along roads with some breathtaking views, learn some more about Ithaka’s most famous resident: Homer’s legendary hero Odysseus. There are several walking paths from the northern village of Stavros with information that may help you to learn more about him.

Organised day trips to Ithaka run frequently during the summer – you can go to the capital Vathy, swim in the sea at a secluded beach and have lunch in the tiny hidden village of Kioni; itineraries can vary by operator but you can expect a wonderful day out.

In Vathy you will find harbour-front tavernas, cafe bars, and the mazy pedestrian streets have a range of little shops. Much like Kefalonia there is plenty to explore and lots to see.

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