The island of Ithaca Greece has, among its many beauties, wonderful beaches which offer white smooth pebbles or fine light-coloured sand mixed with verdant trees coming down to the crystalline emerald waters of the Ionian Sea which are glimmering under the Mediterranean sun of Greece. The whole scenery of Ithaca looks like a paradise. This make of itaka one of the favourite stop among Ionian islands sailing cruise. Ithaca Greece is mostly an island for relaxing and enjoy the natural beauties and doesnít offer a very intense nightlife like the other islands of the Ionian in Greece. Nevertheless, the beautiful island has two pleasant night clubs (in the islandís capital, Vathy) and some nice and romantic bars. The other islands of the group are: Kefallonia, Corfu, Lefkada, Zakynthos, Kythira and Paxi.
The beautiful and quiet Ithaca is famous for being the homeland of Odysseus (Ulysses), Homerís hero of the epic poem Odyssey. This wonderful, verdant island is separated from the island of Kefalonia by a narrow canal, only 3 kilometres wide. The east coast of the island is harsh and precipitous, greatly contrasting with the west coast which is verdant and soft, gently sloping down to the Ionian Sea. The interior of the island is quite mountainous, covered with pine forests, cypresses, olive trees and vineyards. Enchanting coves are perfecting this idyllic landscape, making it a real paradise on earth. This is why best way to do holiday in Ithaca and in all the Ionian islands is a luxury sailing charter on ketch or gullet or one of our luxury motor yacht.
Fortunately, Ithaca has not yet been spoiled by mass tourism, mostly because it is an unknown destination and doesnít fit the expectations of the people usually looking for exciting night life and large crowded sandy beaches, fully equipped with sun beds and umbrellas. Ithaca is not that kind of island. It is a calm and beautiful destination, ideal for those searching for relaxation, peaceful walks, calm swimming in emerald waters, small single coves boarded by pine and olive trees, and great calm. Ithaca is an island of pleasure where every one takes its time to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the place. The island offers many things to do such as endless walks, visits to the sleepy villages and stops at the many archaeological sites associated with Homerís stories. The whole island is full of magic and beauty, making more clear the great love and pride of Odysseus for his homeland. Ithaca is a wonderful island, fit for the gods themselves.