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Odysseus Ithaka Island Tour

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Experience the enchanting island of Ithaca, believed to be the ancient kingdom of the Mythical hero Odysseus.
Hear magical tales of ancient times as you take in the outstanding scenery across the  water leading to coves, bays and picturesque fishing villages. Visit the monastery of Kathara, which is built high up on the peak of mount Niritos and has a breathtaking view of Vathy. Explore the beautiful horseshoe shaped harbor of the capital, Vathi. Delightful red roofed houses are set amongst enchanting scenery and the center is a photo opportunity of twisting streets, picturesque cafes and little shops. From Vathi you will follow the tracks of the Odyssey to Kioni, a very pretty waterfront village for lunch. Stavros Village is your last stop.
Days Available: Wednesday
Price: 60 euros (Adults) / 40 euros (Child)
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All about the Odysseus Ithaka Island Tour.

Famous all over the world as the mythical island of Odysseus, Ithaca charms visitors with the laid-back island, the blue green water and the lush greenery.  From Piso Aetos on the top road arrive to Vathi, which is one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Explore the capital, Vathi, with its horseshoe-shaped harbour.  Through the mountains, arrive to Kathara monastery enjoying a magnificent view.  Next stop Kioni, one of the island’s prettiest ports, through a beautiful coastal road. Walk along trekking paths with flower-decked houses and picturesque harbour and enjoy your coffee and chat with the welcoming locals. Last stop at Stavros village to taste greek traditional sweets.

Vathi Town

Kathara monastery

Kioni Village

Stavros Village

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

• Pick up from the hotel
• Bus transfer by experienced driver in an air-
conditioned coach
• Tour guide
• Ferry tickets
• Insurance
• Drop off at the hotel

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

• Lunch
• Coffee
• Personal Expenses

  1. Pick up from Hotel Start the Tour

    Pick up from your Hotel or closest pick up point.

  2. Arrival at the port of Sami Depart at Pisaetos

    From the port of Sami with the ferry you arrive at the port of Piso Aetos, where the journey begins.

  3. Vathy- the capital Free time

    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.

  4. Kathara monastery Short stop

    The Monastery of Panagia Kathariotissa on Ithaca is Situated at an altitude of 600m in the centre of the island. The Monastery of Panagia Kathariotissa is the protector saint of Ithaca. Its location gives an amazing view of the island and the capital town, Vathi. Although it is not exactly known when the monastery was built, the katholikon exists from 1530 and the monastery was reconstructed in 1696. The locals believe that the icon of Virgin Mary in this monastery has been painted by Saint Luke and that it is miraculous. Modest dressing is required when entering the monastery, which remains open to visit from dawn till the late hours.

  5. Kioni village free time

    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

  6. Stavros village short stop

    In Stavros plenty of taverns, cafes, rooms for rent, trade shops can be found, as well as a doctor and a post office. A road from the village leads to the picturesque Polis Bay with its lovely port. On its left coast stands the Cave of Loizos, which was used as a temple of worship to the Nymphs and Odysseus (Ulysses) during the ancient times.

  7. Arrival at the port of Piso Aetos Ferry to Sami

    Drop off at your Hotel or closest drop off point.