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Ithaca, the island of Odysseus

09 August 2014 / 23:08:57  GRReporter
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Green Ithaca will magnetize your eyes with its thick vegetation and extremely clean blue waters. There are picturesque villages, where you will experience an earthly paradise to which you will return again and again. Do you know that Ithaca is the second smallest by population Ionian island after Paxi. It is located 2 miles west of Kefalonia.


Stroll through the beautiful village with a particular Ionic colour, see the colourful houses with unique architecture, the green slopes and the pebbly beaches.

A walk in Anogi

In this beautiful village you will see the church of Mary in the Byzantine style built in the 12th century. This is one of the largest and oldest churches in the Balkans. One of the most interesting attractions of the island is situated here - huge stone monoliths called menir (in forms that indicate they were man-made) as well as the Anogi forest that awaits you for a walk.

Savoro, to make you long for more

The local speciality, savoro, made from fried fish with raisins and rosemary is mandatory for fans of good cuisine. Try also the traditional chicken tserepa, tomatoes in the oven, and from the deserts – rovani which is made from rice and honey.

Dive into the vast azure

Ithaca is known for its blue waters and here are some of the most beautiful beaches that you can see in Greece. Would you like quiet beaches with small white stones? Or would you prefer golden sand? Whatever you like, you'll find it on the island. One of the most beautiful beaches is Gidaki known for its beauty and clear waters.

Platis Amos is a very beautiful beach as well, which is accessible only from the sea. Because of the steep banks and sharp relief, most of Ithaca's beaches are only accessible by boat. Before you leave, visit the marble cave in Vathi. Legend has it that there, among the stalactites, Odysseus hid the gifts of Phaeacian king Alcinous.

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