Ithaki, an epic island
Epic sites in Ithaki
Vathy is the old port and the capital of Ithaki. Visit the Archaeological Museum, the Naval Folklore Museum, admire the bust of Homer, Odysseus’s statue and the monument to the Unknown Sailor. Lazareto is a small island in the bay of Vathy where you will find the 1668 Chapel of Sotiras covered in pine trees.
The port of Ithaki
The Cave of the Nymphs, also called Marmarospilia. There are some impressive formations in both entrances; the “gate of the gods” and the “gate of humans”.
The romantic village Kioni with its 3 windmills. Visit the stone house of Karaiskakis, one of the biggest heroes of the Greek Revolution and the Church of Saint John which features a unique wooden temple. The remains of the medieval village in Palaiochora. In Anogi you will see the tallest monolith, called Araklis.
Kioni village in Ithaki
Enjoy island hopping at Ionion Sea with just one booking!
Epic activities in Ithaki
Swimming in the unspoiled beaches with crystal blue waters. You can reach the beautiful beach of Gidaki by boat or walking through the path that begins from the beach of Skinos. Sarakiniko has a wonderful sea cave, while Filiatro, Platia Ammos and Aspros Yialos will stay with you long after you leave the island. The most appealing routes are the one that leads at Rizes Cave and the route from Kalamos to Exagogi.
Crystal clear waters in Ithaki
Take deep breaths at the Afentikos Logos forest!
Enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and deepwater solo climbing at the Manara cave and the capes of Kotsifi and Batista.
Don't miss canoe – kayak and sailing around Frikes.
Information about the port of Ithaki
It took ten years for Odyssey to get to Ithaki but worry not; you will get there much sooner. Ferries travel from Kyllini to Vathy port, from Sami and Poros in Kefallonia to Piso Aetos port. Choose the more convenient port for your journey and book cheap ferry tickets to Ithaki through Let’s Ferry.