Northeast of Cephalonia lies small island of Ithaca. Ithaca is an island of rich and interesting history, one of the most famous island from Greek mythology, known as the home of Greek hero Odysseus from Homer's epic. In addition to a historical importance that binds to Ithaca, the island also boasts a beautiful nature, fertile fields rich in olive and citrus trees, crystal clear sea, beautiful and clean beaches and bays and friendly hosts.
The island has about 2500 inhabitants, most of whom live in the capital Vathy. Vathy is a city and port located in the Gulf on the east coast of the island. Thanks to numerous moorings and anchorages and protection from strong winds, the city Vathy is a popular sailing destination. The town has several restaurants, cafes, shops, souvenir shop and a small gas station for vessels. Villages Kioni and Frikes on the northwestern side of the island also provide safe shelter for yachtsmen and their vessels.
Filiatro, Sarakiniko and Agios Ioannis are the most beautiful and famous beach on the island, but there are many other lovely hidden bays and beaches. Ithaca is an island ideal for rest and relaxation, away from the crowded cities.