Ithaca is a small island with big name, as fabled as Odysseus, as old as Homeric poems, the Trojan war and ancient Greek legends.
An idyllic island embraced by impressively blue waters, surrounded by lush green nature, literally unspoiled by mass tourism. Ideally set within a short sail from Kefalonia island and cosmopolitan Fiscardo village, is a spectacular destination to explore while on sailing holidays in the Ionian Sea.
Let’s set a starting point in Vathi village and explore the beaches you should not miss in legendary Ithaca.
A wind’s blow away from the bay of Vathi, drop anchor to the sandy beaches Loutsa and Dexa. According to the myth, it was Dexa beach where Odysseus disembarked, after his epic journey on his return to Ithaca.
Southern from Vathi, shines bright Filiatro beach. It is a well organized beach with white pebbles, turquoise waters and a lively beach bar. In a distance smaller than a kilometre from Filiatro, enjoy exotic sea dips in Sarakiniko beach.
In the northern part of the island, the inlets of Kioni and the small coves in Frikes (25 km from Vathi), feature an exotic scenery, resembling Caribbean landscape.
For a real experience of diving in emerald green waters, you must definitely sail to Gidaki beach. An impressive scenery, as the golden sand merges with crystal blue-green water, feels like it jumped out of a postcard!
Charter a boat in Ithaca and let the Ionian charm captivate you. Soon, you will find out that Odysseus' journey totally worth it!