Ithaca is dotted with exotic beaches, quaint villages and carpeted with lush greenery.

Follow the routes of Odysseus:

  1. Visit Odysseus’s palace -  Acropolis of Alalcomenae. Odysseus founded it on the strategic position of narrow isthmus between two parts of the island during the 6th century. 
  2. Choose which settlement is likely to be the legendary city of Odysseus: Agios Athanasios or Pilikata. They both fit the description: situated between 3 mountains overlooking 3 seas.
  3. Peek into the cave of Nymphs (Marmarospilia) – it is where the Phaecians, who helped Odysseus to return home, left him sleeping. The cave has rich stalactite formations.
  4. Examine Odysseus’s inscription, certifying that he was the king of Ithaca in the archaeological Collection of Stavros village. View the coins from Ithaca portraying Odysseus.
  5. View  Odysseus' statue in Vathy - the capital of Ithaca. 

Stroll forward from Odysseus' statue along charming alleys with red roof houses of Vathy, view wood carved iconostasis in the Cathedral and icon painted by El Greko in the church of Agios Nikolaos Xenon. 

Relax on one of the picturesque beaches. Beaches of Platia Ammos (Aphales) and Gidaki are the most beautiful, but accessible only from the sea, so ask us for the tender.

Hike to the traditional village of Kioni to try savoro cooked from fresh fish.

Don’t forget Frikes village with astonishing views of sea and traditional windmills wrapped in coniferous and olive trees.  

Odysseus was the king of Ithaca. It took him 10 years to return home after the Trojan War. The hero managed to free his men from drugs of Lotus Easter, rescue them from Cyclopes-cannibals and the enchantments of Circe, braved the terrors of the underworld, steered from the dangers of Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, survived the shipwreck and then was imprisoned for 7 years by nymph Calypso. He escaped to the island of Phaecians (Corfu) and they helped him get to Ithaca. But his suitors took the throne and were trying to marry his wife Penelope. Odysseus deposed these suitors with the help of his father Laertes and son Telemachus.

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