Relatively untouched by tourism because it has no airport and can only be reached by ferry, Ithaca remains a perfect destination for a relaxed holiday amidst timeless beauty.
The legendary island of Odysseus, Ithaca is strangely one of the least known. Narrow and gently mountainous, with spectacular views, it has 100 kilometres of coastline.
Surrounded by green crystal waters that lap against white-pebbled beaches, Ithaca is dotted with tiny fishing villages, where the sight of the returning boats in the shimmering dusk is unforgettable – along with the morning smell of freshly baked bread and the tinkling sound of distant goat bells. In the convivial taverna of the harbours at Kioni and Frikes, excellent local produce tempts the palate.
The geography of the island lends itself to exploration both on foot and by boat, and soon you will understand why the poet Cavafy advised: “Have Ithaca always in your mind. Your arrival there is what you are destined for.”Guided Walks on Ithaca
If you'd like to explore Ithaca on foot, we can arrange guided walks to find out about the island's history, mythology, flora and fauna.
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