The island of Odysseus
Modern Ithaca is generally identified with Homer’s Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is the subject of the Odyssey. Ithaca is the land where the faithful Penelope waited patiently during twenty years for her husband, Odysseus, to return from the Trojan War. Despite his long and adventurus voyage, Odysseus finally managed to return to his beloved island, which is, according to this myth, symbolizing the long and difficult voyage of a life time and the joys of it.
Ithaca has remained unspoiled by the modern world and the clear blue seas, lush green valleys and mountains are home to one of the most friendly communities in Greece.
A mytcical Island!
Great beaches, hikes, boating trips, traditional food, entertainment, busy bars or quiet and isolated places… Even during the peak period of the summer you can find an isolated beach or a corner to embark on your thoughts.