Northwest of Cephalonia
is situated the historic island of Ithaki, Ulysses’ homeland. The island
is believed to have been named after the mythical hero Ithakos.
It is a long, narrow island and its two peninsulas are linked together
with Aetos’ isthmus. Vathi is the island’s
capital. Lefki, Kioni,
and Stavros are Ithaki’s
As it happens in the whole Eptanissa
complex, Ithaki combines perfectly the beauty of the all-green mountains with
the crystal clear blue sea.
Its beaches enchant the visitor and the trees reaching the beach create
a scenery of unique beauty, combining wildness with tranquility.
This text (extract) is cited January 2004 from the Assoc.
of Local Authorities of Kefalonia & Ithaca tourist pamphlet.