On the mythical island of Ithaca look for your personal ultimate destination
The quiet and hospitable Ithaca (or Thiaki, as the locals call it) is love at first sight. Ιts unpretentious beauty captivates you, its aura shocks you, its beautiful seabed and its pebble beaches will make you dream.
Τhe kingdom of Homeric Odysseus, with its beautiful houses, picturesque coves, lush vegetation, occult caves and turquoise crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea, has inspired one of our best poets Konstantinos Kavafis who wrote the poem “Ithaca” an anthem for life. And if you really believe that Greece has better destinations, then you have not visited Ithaca.
Enjoy the local recipes of Ithaca
The cuisine of Ithaca is traditional with clear influences from the Venetians since many of the recipes retain their Italian name. What should deffinetely try, chicken in Tserepa (meat is cooked in a traditional closed casserole), Sofigado, Poulenta, Bourgetto and the traditional vegetable pies (with a lot of spices).
Best time to visit Ithaca
An island like Ithaca remains beautiful all year round, however it depends on whether you are looking for a quiet holiday, it is best to avoid the crowds of July and August and prefer May, June and September as the weather is also good.
How to use transportation in Ithaca
Port transfer options
thaca does not have its own airport. It is served by that of Kefalonia. However, in Anogi of Ithaca there is a helipad for private or chartered helicopters.
The main ports of Ithaca are Vathy, Pisaetos and Frikes.
The Ferry connection Patras - Ithaca runs daily and the trip lasts around 3.5 hours.
The ferry connection Kefalonia - Ithaca is served about 3 times a day from the port of Sami to Pisaetos. The boat trip from Kefalonia to Ithaca takes 20-30 minutes.
The ferry connection Nidri Lefkada-Ithaca is served every day during the summer season and the journey takes about an hour and a half.
If you do not have your own car to discover the island and its beautiful villages do not worry, in Ithaca you can travel by bus, taxi and of course the boats that will take you to the nearby beaches for a swim.