The island's locals live life at a leisurely pace and the traditional village atmosphere makes for warm and welcoming holidays. Ithaca holidays are relatively simple because picturesque and traditional resort remains unspoilt and is scattered with tiny fishing villages, ancient monasteries and deserted beaches. There are small sandy and shingle beaches to enjoy and many tavernas, with a small selection of bars.
Vathy is the largest village of Ithaca as well as the capital and main harbour of the island (since the 16th century). It is a picturesque village, built amphitheatrically around a deep and sheltered bay with a narrow entrance. Holidays to Ithaca are ideal for those seeking an island full of natural beauty, unspoilt by mass tourism. Enjoy a holiday in a natural setting with large areas of olive groves, vineyards, orange, lemon, pear and fig trees. The beautiful scenery makes Ithaca a haven for those who enjoy hiking too.
A holiday to Ithaca will take you to probably one of the most legendary Greek islands as it is the home of Odysseus and Homer's Odyssey. It lies just a few miles from Kefalonia and can only be reached by boat.