“As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery.”

Arriving at Ithaca, you will find yourself at Vathi, the most beautiful and picturesque port you have ever seen. Vathi is also the Chora of the island where you can enjoy walking and eating throughout the day.

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Where can you go swimming?

  • Filiatro: The greenery touches the crystal waters of the sea and the landscape seems magical.
  • Aspros Gialos: A pure-white beach next to the infinite blue of the sea that makes you wonder where it ends.
  • Platis Ammos: The beach can only be accessed by a boat, but it is certainly worth visiting since the place is gorgeous. No wonder it is one of the loveliest beaches in the Ionian Sea.
  • Sarakiniko: A quiet, pebbled beach without any facilities, cypress and olive trees surrounding a dazzling sea.
  • Mnimata: The scenery remains mostly the same here as in Sarakiniko beach.
  • Kaminia: Small beach with deep-blue waters.

*Opt for boat rides around the beaches of the island, since most of them and also the loveliest have no other means of access.

You should walk around Perachori as well, a mountain village with fantastic view and perfect karidopita! It is worth tasting! Add Kioni to your list, along with Exogi, Stavros and Frikes.

Choose a day to visit the Cave of the Nymphs, because it is certain that you will! Who could refuse a trip back to Ulysses’ time?

So, if you are also setting sail for Ithaca for this year’s vacation of relaxation and exploration book your ferry tickets online now! Compare and book cheap ferry tickets to Ithaca online with Just Ferry.

Useful Telephone Numbers for Ithaca Island:

Patras Port Authority: +30 2613615400
Ithaca Port Authority: +30 2674032909
Kefalonia Port Authority (Sami): +30 2674022031
Ithaca Health Center (Vathi): +30 2674360100
Regional Clinic (Stavros): +30 2674023959
Police: +30 2674033359
Municipality of Ithaca: +30 2674033481