Mythical Ithaki Island Tour
Legend says it was ruled over by Odysseus, who returned to its shores after fighting against Troy. Hear more mythical tales as you cruise over to the island and tour its highlights. Explore the capital of Vathi, with its horseshoe-shaped harbor. Then, take the boat for a mini cruise to Kioni, one of the island’s prettiest ports, with flower-decked houses and picturesque harbor. It’s absolutely charming. Enjoy a boat ride and swim on a beautiful secluded beach. A great chance to be a part in Odysseus myth!
Days Available: Thursday & Sunday.
Price: Adult 67€ | Child 36€
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Visit the home of “Odysseus. Sail to the island of Ithaca. This chunk of old-world Greece is rugged, mountainous and shrouded in legend. Legend says it was ruled over by Odysseus, who returned to its shores after fighting against Troy. Hear more mythical tales as you cruise over to the island and tour its highlights. Explore the capital, Vathi, with its horseshoe-shaped harbor. Enjoy a boat ride and swim on a secluded beach on your way to Kioni. Visit the village of Kioni, picturesque harbor with flower-decked houses, one of the island’s prettiest ports. Customers who are less mobile may not be able to visit Ghidaki beach, however alternatively they can enjoy scenic route Vathi –Kioni. Pass by the Stavros village for a coffee stop on our way back to Piso Aetos port. – Arrival at the Port of Sami – Arrival at Piso Aetos **Vathy** – Cruise to Kioni ***Beach stop**Secluded beach to swim – Kioni Village – Stavros Village – Departure from Piso Aetos
• Pick up from Hotel
• Bus transfer by an experienced driver in an air-conditioned coach.
• Tour guide
• Ferry tickets to Ithaca and return
• Boat ride from Vathi to Kioni
• Personal Expenses
Pick up from around Argostoli area and Skala
Start the Tour
Pick up from your Hotel or closest pick up point.
Arrival at the port of Sami
Departure to Piso Aetos
From the port of Sami with the ferry you arrive at the port of Piso Aetos, where the journey begins.
Vathy -the capital
Vathi village is the largest village of Ithaca and has been the capital and main harbour of the island since the 16th century. It is the biggest settlement on the island, built like as amphitheatre, a natural horseshoe harbour in the depth of a closed bay. On the both side of the entrance of the port one can see the ruins of a fort built by the French 1807. as a protection from the powerful fleet of the English. In the middle of the port is a small island, which will attract your attention, called Lazaretto. There you can see the small church of the Saviour, which has been preserved and first built in 1668.
Cruise from Vathy to Kioni
Swim Stop at Gidaki beach
Gidaki beach is accessible via boat. The beach is wonderful isolated beach with clear and transparent waters. It is a swimmer’s paradise with its placid and crystal clear water coupled with the splendid backdrop.
Kioni is picturesque traditional village of Ithaca. It was built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a mountain, with little tiled roofed white houses and a lovely little port where little fishing boats are quietly mooring. The village was finished by the people who used to live in the mountain village of Anogi, at the end of the 16th century. Very few houses survived the earthquake of 1953, but the few ones remaining are very interesting, with renaissance architectural characteristics.
Stavros village was founded in the 16th century by the inhabitants of the mountains villages of Anogi and Stavros, since the attacks of the pirates had started to decrease. The beautiful churches of Sotiris, Agia Varvara and Zoodochos Pigi, a fine sculpted bust of Odysseus standing in the central square of the villages and a few traditional houses that survived the earthquake of 1953, such as the Venetian Tzovanatos house, are worth-seeing in Stavros. This region is probably the most important pre-historic area of northern Ithaca.
Arrival at the port of Piso Aetos
Ferry to Sami / Drop off at Hotel
Drop off at your Hotel or closest drop off point.