The ultimate beauty of this island is the best reason to spend your vacation on Odysseus’ island. Exploring the island by road, your view is breathtaking with the mountain contrasts, the olive groves, the coves with the small pebbles and the waters that shine from below.
On the other side of the sea are visible the Ionian islands: Kefalonia, Lefkada, Arkoudi, Meganisi, Atokos, Kalamos. You will experience the deserted beauty of remote mountain communities where time stands still, as well as the beautiful and busy marinas popular with sailing boats and luxury yachts.
The Ionian Sea’s gentle waves provide enjoyable days with a small boat, where you can explore isolated coves to swim, go scuba diving, and study the marine life. A traditional boat is available for cruises around Ithaca, as well as visits to adjacent islands and beaches.
The island’s history and archeological sites can be found in every corner, just waiting to be discovered. The island is full of things related to Odysseus: the school of Homer, the bath of Penelope, the fountain of Arethusa, the cave of the Nymphs and the Alalkomenes are real locations.
The nightlife is concentrated in the bars by the sea, and it can be as busy or as peaceful as you like. Local summer festivals are an important event. The music is playing live, and the party lasts till the early morning hours.
Ithaca has small and basically pebble beaches (few are organized), with crystal clear waters and green that almost dives into the sea, thus creating a natural shade.
In the southern part, the beach of Skinos and the beach of Dexia stand out with the clear blue waters and the view of Mount Niritos.
In the dream gulf in Filiatro the canteen-beach bar is a meeting point for young people, while a little further down, in Sarakiniko, you will meet about the same scene, but with less people.
Gidaki, one of the island’s most stunning beaches, is easily accessible from Vathi. In the north, you’ll dive in Stavros Bay, Polis Beach with its cafeteria and few sunbeds, Aspro Gialos near Agios Ioannis, and the “private” coves along the road from Frikes to Kioni.
Ferry boat routes from Patras to Kefalonia and Ithaca.
Below you can find information about Ferry boat routes Levante Ferries on the Patras – Sami Kefalonia – Pisaetos Ithaca. The timetable can be modified, depending on the needs of the passenger traffic.
Ferry boat routes to Ithaca