Ithaki is “Home to Odysseus”, or so the island authorities claim. Whether or not this is true, Ithaki certainly is beautiful enough to be part of Greek folklore. In modern times, the island is famed for its glorious beaches and pleasant nightlife with small restaurants and romantic bars compensating for the lack of wild clubs that can be found on other Ionian islands.
Centred around the picturesque village of Vathy, where the majority of restaurants and bars can be found, the island is historically famed for its natural beauty and for being a regionally important fishing port. The island has been captured a number of times throughout its history and there are a number of relics of cultures past dotted around the island from when it was under Venetian, French and then British rule. Many buildings were destroyed in the earthquake of 1953 but there have been attempts by the local government to restore many of the buildings in the traditional style. In order to find the beautiful beaches and stunning natural coves, you have to head further out of the town. Frikes and Dexa beaches are amongst the most popular with holidaymakers but if you fancy a quieter beach head 9kn north-west from Vathy to Agios Ioannis, a less well known but gorgeous little paradise.
You can be the first to review 'Ithaki'.