With only 3,000 inhabitants and few tourist developments, the small Ionian island of Ithaka, reached only by ferry, remains beautifully unspoiled and peaceful.
Narrow and gently mountainous, with spectacular views, it has 100 kilometres of coastline, where crystal clear waters lap against white-pebble beaches. The island is peppered with tiny fishing villages, where life remains much as it was centuries ago. Relaxed, traditional and secluded, Ithaka is a fantastic choice for couples seeking romance or a family in search of peace and quiet.
Ithaka is the mythical home of King Odysseus - conqueror of Troy and hero of Homer’s epic tale. The island is full of Odyssean associations, and many are easily reached by car or on foot. Eumaius’s Cave, Arethusa’s Spring, Laertes Field and the Cave of the Nymphs, are all fascinating places to be explored. With car hire included in our offer you can reach just about any site that takes your fancy.