Ithaca is one of the Ionian Islands (Eptanisa) with an area of 96 square kilometers, south of Lefkada and northeast of Kefalonia (Kefallinia). The capital of Ithaca is Vathi, a picturesque town with a peculiar bay that closes in Lazaretos island and its two Venetian castles.
Vathi has its own port, but the main coastal link to the other islands and mainland Greece is from Piso Aetos, which is just 15 minutes’ drive from the capital. Specifically, Ithaca is connected daily via Piso Aetos with Astakos and Kefalonia, all year round, with “Ionion Pelagos” and “Ithaki Diamond” ferry boats of the “Ionion P. Lines”. During the summer months, the company also operates the ferry services Nydri Lefkada – Frikes Ithaca – Fiskardo Kefalonia with the ferry “Agios Gerasimos”.
Ithaca has exceptionally beautiful traditional settlements such as Vathi, Anogi, Stavros and Kioni, while the whole island is characterized by its rough and unassuming natural beauty. The island bears many capes and bays, which are a destination for many sailing boats. The main feature of Ithaca is the small beaches with white pebbles and crystal clear waters, ideal both for relaxation and diving.
It is a quiet place suitable for relaxation and rejuvenation, for walks in nature and ancient ruins, for strolls in beautiful alleys and for good food with unique local dishes and fresh fish. Ithaca is enchanting and this is also reflected by its appeal to foreign media.