Ithaca, Greece

Ithaca or Ithaka is an island in the Ionian Sea, in Greece. It is an independent municipality of the prefecture of Kefalonia, lying off the northeast coast of Kefalonia. The municipality of Ithaca includes some smaller islands as well. Its capital, Vathy, has one of the world's largest natural harbours.

Ithaki is a quiet unspoiled place, with scenic beaches, sleepy little villages, and many worthwhile places to visit in the town. It is also known as being Odysseus' homeland. Several archaeological sites associated with Homer's story are worth a visit, along with the archaeological museum, the remains of a Venetian castle at the entrance of the harbor, and the library which house some rare books.

Things to See & Do

* Cave of the Nymphs
* Archaeological museum
* Venetian Castle
* Scenic Beaches
* Ithaki library

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 97.8 km²
Population – 4000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – 0030

Port Location – The Port is located in the capital, Vathy.

Transport Links – Ithaki can be accessed by bus from the KTEL Bus Terminial in Athens (via Patras), or by boat from Patras (5 hours) or Astakos (2 hours, via Agia Efimia)

It is easy to get around Itaki on foot, as all the distances on the island are short.

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