Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Ithaka Island1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Ithaka Island with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Ithaka Island areaThis Ithaka Island map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Ithaka Island and surroundings
Greece - moving around the countryNikos Kazantzakis Airport is located near Heraklion, which is the capital of Crete. There are restaurants and cafes, ATMs and currency exchange offices, as well as car rental agencies and duty-free shops. Its traffic is about one and a half million a year. Diagoras in Rhodes is also a pretty busy international airport. It was opened in 1977; it has significantly changed during the time. Passengers will be met by comfortable waiting rooms, VIP lounges, various shops, boutiques and souvenir stalls, as well as offices of international banks and car rental agencies. … Open
Overview of festivals and celebrations in GreeceThere is a large number of theater festivals in Greece, because the country is the birthplace of this art. In December, there is a festival of puppet theaters and pantomime in Thessaloniki. About 40 different performances are shown during 11 days. Lectures, master classes and seminars are held in the city. The Greeks are very fond of music, so music festivals are often held on the summer terraces. RockWave in Athens, where dozens of the most famous rock artists of Greece and foreign musicians come every year, is among the largest. Other significant event takes place on the island of Samothraki. That’s the world music festival. … Open
Photogallery of Ithaka Island sights
Our guide to Ithaka Island
Cuisine and top restaurants
Psarotaverns are the best places where you can find fish dishes. Don’t pass by fried under savoro sauce and taramasalata, a paste made of fish caviar. Local octopus is very delicious too. The island is rich with seafood delicacies from usual perch to dorado, monkfish and anchovy. Fish is stewed, fried and boiled here, so choose what you like most. Moreover, you can buy or catch fresh fish and ask to cook it … Open
Traditions and mentality of Ithaka Island
The most important thing for Greeks is to get pleasure from life. They will never work hard and get money at all costs. Locals can easily spend a large sum of money on an unnecessary useless thing or an evening in a tavern. Moreover, they don’t try to save money. They believe that there is no need for money if they don’t make you happy. Local inhabitants are great patriots, but they like to … Open
Travel guide to Ithaka Island
Ithaca Island is home to numerous beautiful beaches, so absolutely all travelers will easily find coastal areas suitable for their taste. Agios Ioannis remains the most popular beach of the island. There are several reasons for that, and a breathtaking view of Cephalonia is not the last one. Despite the everlasting popularity and hundreds of visitors, this beach is deprived of any infrastructure. It has managed to … Open
Ithaka Island for children - what to visit
You can acquaint your child with the life of ancient residents of Ithaka in the Archaeological Museums of Ithaka. There are two of them. The first one is in Stavros and the second one is in Vathy. The collection of Vathy museum is rich with bronze weapons, jewellery, ceramics and a large collection of porcelain items. Vathy reached its height during the Venetian reign on the island, so the city itself is a great … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
Olives are very delicious in Greece. The best fresh ones can be found on local markets. Supermarkets offer a wide range of tinned olives with different toppings. Be sure to take home baklava, nougat and lokum. You can also buy a pack of coffee. Don’t pass by local retsina. Look for it in the refrigerators with beer but not on the shelves with wine because it is served chilled. Local cognac Metaxa, anise vodka … Open
Those who will rest in Stavros should definitely spend a day at the Polis Beach. That’s the largest and most picturesque on the north coast of Ithaka. You can make great commemorative photos and admire the beauty of the surrounding landscapes there. Polis is one of the few beaches with equipment rental. There you can rent sun loungers and parasols, as well as other beach staff for a moderate fee. Fans of water … Open