Ithaca is part of
the Ionian Islands, located west of Greeceís mainland, in the Ionian Sea.
The island of Ithaca is one of the seven islands (called Eptanissa in Greek,
meaning Seven Islands) which constitute the Ionian Islands.
It is a calm and
beautiful destination, ideal for those searching for relaxation, peaceful
walks, wonderful swimming in emerald waters.
Ithaca is famous
for being the homeland of Odysseus (Ulysses), Homerís hero in the Odyssey,
the land where the faithful Penelope waited patiently during twenty years for
her husband to return from the Trojan War. Despite his long, full of
adventures, voyage, Odysseus managed to return to his beloved Ithaca.
In 1807, the
Ionian Islands return under the rule of the French, who prepared to face the
powerful English fleet and fortified the town and capital of Vathy.
In recent years
the island prepared itself to welcome the tourists by building a new road,
increasing the ferries services and improving the touristy facilities of the
The interior of
the island is quite mountainous, covered with pine forests, cypresses, olive
trees and vineyards.
are finishing this idyllic landscape, making it a real paradise on earth.
is an island of pleasure where every one takes its time to relax and be
charmed by the natural beauty of the place.
The island offers
many things to do such as endless nice walks, visits to the sleepy picturesque
villages and stopping at the many archaeological sites associated with
whole island is full of magic and beauties, making us understand the great
love and pride of Odysseus for his homeland, a wonderful island fit for the