How to arrive
Ithaca : Vathy
constitutes the capital of Ithaca and it has been dwelled
since the 17th century A.D. Previous inhabitation was not
possible because of pirates' raids. It was named like this
because the level of the ground is the same with the level of
the sea while at the same time it is surrounded by mountains and
hills ( Vathy means Deep in Greek ). The settlement of the city
has been considered as a traditional one since 1982 and that is
because it maintains its Ionian traditional image although the
re-building took place after the distracting earthquake of 1953.
It is situated in a bay of great beauty in the southern
department of Ithaca. It's about the Forkin Port according to
Homer's descriptions. In the entry of the bay we meet ruins of
Venetian fortress as well as Lazareto islet. The highest
mountain, Kathara or Nirito according to Homer, shades Vathy.
All choises of entertainment are provided.
Tsirimpis, Loutsa, Minimata, Gidaki (with boat), Skinos,
Sarakiniko and Filiatro.
Museums: Naval and
Folklore Museum of Ithaca, Archaeological Museum Ithaca of
(discoveries up to Roman years).
Sights - localities:
Ruins of ancient city Alalkomenes dated from 8 century
B.C. as well as cyclopean walls, cavern of Nymphs where Odysseus
hid the gifts of Feakes, metropolis with the old belfry and
carved in wood chancel temple.