Ithaca is known all over the world by Homer as the birthplace of King Odysseus and the island is a universal symbol as love for the homeland. The serene shores with the turquoise waters surround them, as well as its wild green nature, make Ithaca a destination that regenerates the body and the spirit of the visitor. Ithaca is an island of the Ionian complex, south of Lefkada and east of Kefalonia.
In Vathy, the Island’s capital, the visitor can wander in the center (hora) which has been designated as a traditional settlement and also pay a visit to the Folklore and the Archaeological museum. .
How to get here
Ithaca is accessible by boat on a daily basis, since it is connected with the ports of Patra, Astakos (Aitoloakarnania) and Sami (Kefalonia), while during the summer months there are also sea routes from and to Lefkada.
The is no airport on the island, but easy access to Ithaca is provided by the nearest airport which is on the nearby island of Kefalonia, in Argostoli and it connects Kefalonia to Athens and other European cities. From the airport, going to the port of Sami by car or taxi, Ithaca is accessible by boat or sea taxi.
Also, there are the airports of Preveza and Araxos, which although on the mainland, offer easy access to Ithaca. From Preveza, to Lefkada or Astakos, by car and then to Ithaca by boat. Or from Araxos, to the port of Patra and then to Ithaca by boat.