Ithaki (Ithaca) , Greece

Ithaki is the island where myth comes to meet the modern times and narrate different events like they do belong in history and not in fantasy. © wondergreece.gr
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Marmakas (Rompotis) | Beaches | Nature | Ithaki (Ithaca) | Regions | WonderGreece.gr

A dirt road leads to this beach, whose characteristic are the three huge eucalyptuses that are so close to the seafront that their roots have been uncovered by the water.

Exogi | Ithaki (Ithaca)

This piece of land is at a higher altitude of all the other villages of Ithaki. Exogi is built amphitheatrically above the village of Stavros and at the time of the pirate raids had about 1500 residents.

Sarakiniko | Beaches | Ithaki (Ithaca) |WonderGreece.gr

These two beaches that are connected with a short path are located eastern from Vathy and are accessible by car. Lots of boats anchor in this protected bay making it even more picturesque. None of the beaches is organized but the trees will offer.

Kourvoulia 1, 2,3 | Beaches | Nature | Ithaki (Ithaca)| WonderGreece.gr

After Frikes and on the way to Kioni there are three successive bays with crystal clear waters. There you will find small, pebbled, non-organized beaches with cool waters.

Exogi | Exogi is built amphitheatrically above the village of Stavros and at the time of the pirate raids had about 1500 residents.© wondergreece.gr

This piece of land is at a higher altitude of all the other villages of Ithaki. Exogi is built amphitheatrically above the village of Stavros and at the time of the pirate raids had about 1500 residents. Nowadays it has only 14 residents and.

Afales | Beaches | Nature | Ithaki Ithaca)|WonderGreece.gr

They face towards the north and have a view of Lefkada. A road through the rich vegetation of Ithaki leads to this small beach that consists mainly of rocks and a bit of sand between them.

Frikes Village | Ithaki (Ithaca)

A protected, small harbor at a short distance away from Stavros. The village of Frikes comes alive during the summer as lots of boats stop here for supplies something that probably happened since the ancient times. There is a windmill at the end.

Skinos, beach with its pebbles and pine trees touching the seafront -© wondergreece.gr

Skinos beach at Ithaca island, with its pebbles and pine trees touching the seafront -© wondergreece.

Alalkomenes ancient city | Archaelogical sites | Culture | Ithaki (Ithaca) | Regions | WonderGreece.gr

On the road towards the harbor of Pisaetos and on a hill you will meet the ruins of an ancient city. The inscription found, suggests that this was the town of Alalkomenes. The archaeologist Erick Sliman, however, says that this was the palace of.

The whole region is steeped in history as there are lots of findings that prove that this was the island Ithaki that played a major role in Homer’s poems.  © wondergreece.gr

Ithaca island The whole region is steeped in history as there are lots of findings that prove that this was the island Ithaki that played a major role in Homer’s poems.

Vathy | This preserved, picturesque settlement is located at a highly protected natural harbor with a small island.  © wondergreece.gr

This preserved, picturesque settlement is located at a highly protected natural harbor with a small island. The safe bay appears in the poems of Homer as the harbor of Fortynos and is an ideal place for anchoring thanks to its long and narrow.

Perachori |You will see lots of beautiful stone, traditional houses and a very “tidy” village.© wondergreece.gr

Above Vathy and at an altitude of 300 meters there is one of the oldest villages of Ithaki with a view of the sea until the coasts of Peloponnesus. You will see lots of beautiful stone, traditional houses and a very “tidy” village.

Paleochora | High up on the cliff and just outside Perachori there is a path that leads to the abandoned Paleochora of the Middle Ages.© wondergreece.gr

High up on the cliff and just outside Perachori there is a path that leads to the abandoned Paleochora of the Middle Ages. This settlement was the capital of the island during the Middle Ages and until the early Venetian era, when the residents.

Virgin Mary Spiliotissa |This small, white chapel that is built in the rock can be found after you follow the hiking trail in Marathias. The view here is breathtaking. © wondergreece.gr

Virgin Mary Spiliotissa |This small, white chapel that is built in the rock can be found after you follow the hiking trail in Marathias. The view here is breathtaking. © wondergreece.gr

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