Ithaca is one of the smallest and most picturesque islands in the Ionian Sea, with many pebbled beaches, crystal clear waters, greenery that reaches down to the sea and traditional architecture that enhances its unique character.
It is the ideal choice for a traveler seeking a beautiful destination that will deliver quality, alternative holidays close to nature. Unique and majestic landscapes await at every sight, hilltop or small untouched bay. Apart from the major, accessible from the road, beaches, the island’s coastline is thick with small pebbled beaches, where one can enjoy peace and isolation. These beaches can be approached only by sea, by owned or rented boat from the port of Vathy or Frikes. Ithaca also offers the choice of organized diving and canoeing excursions.
The innumerable mapped paths of Ithaca offer visitors another unique experience. The island is covered with lush vegetation and, as there is no large touristic infrastructure, there are many options for walks through nature, routes short and long, easy and more demanding for the experienced hiker.
Although Ithaca’s archaeological infrastructure has yet to express its great history, recent excavations have brought to light important findings that are worth a visit. The archaeological site of the area ‘Agios Athanasios-School of Homer’ is open for guided tours, upon request, while of the findings of the excavations can be seen at the Archaeological Collection Northern Ithaca, in Stavros.
– By car or bus to the port of Patras and from there by ferry to Ithaca.
– By car or bus to the port of Killini and from there by ferry to Ithaca.
– By car or bus to the port of Astakos of Aitoloakarnania and from there by ferry to Ithaca.
– By car and ferry through the island of Lefkada.
– By plane to Argostoli of Kefalonia, from there by car or bus to the port of Sami of Kefalonia and then by ferry to Ithaca.