Ithaca is the second smallest and the most under-developed island in the Ionian. Here you will find a special magic at every turn. In the trees and mountains, in the impossibly blue sea and in every little village with brightly coloured blue doors and rough walls lost under countless layers of whitewash. Days are slow and tranquil, life is unhurried and pleasure is found in the most simple of pastimes.
One thing you can never escape in Ithaca is the sea. From virtually any vantage point, the sea is visible in one, two or even three directions. Ithaca is fringed by lovely white pebbly beaches, many of which can only be reached by sea. Hire a little boat from Vathi, Kioni or Frikes and you may find yourself on your own private hideaway.
History and mythology intertwine, items found on Ithaca go back as far as 4000 BC and by Mycenaean times, a kingdom comprising Kefalonia, Zakinthos, Lefkas and part of the Peloponnesian coast was established with Ithaca as its capital. It was under Odysseus that this kingdom reached its prime sending 12 ships to the Trojan War.
Ithaca’s lack of tourists, its mythological past and its outstanding natural beauty make it an island not to be missed. A peaceful and traditional Greek island, with friendly villagers and sparsely populated beaches.
For our holiday accommodation in Ithaca, we have chosen two beautiful settings, each typifying the special beauty and tranquillity of this mythical island.
Bed & Breakfast Basis
Free Wi-fi throughout the hotel
Air conditioned bedrooms
Satellite television in bedrooms
Al-la-carte restaurant serving home cooked food & Greek specialities
Set on the northeast coast of Ithaca, the tiny pretty village of Frikes is the perfect place to unwind. Here, quietly situated, in an elevated position just a couple of hundred metres from the sea close to the harbour and beaches, you will find the friendly, family run Hotel Nostos.
Cottages for 4
Location: Aphales Bay, Ithaca
Superb hideaway location, private estate, stunning views, extensive gardens, beautifully appointed accommodation, infinity swimming pool.
As you gradually wind down the tree-lined lane from Stavros your expectations of having found something very special begin to rise. Yet even so, once through the gate to the estate it still comes as a breathtaking surprise to behold the vista that is Levendis..