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Top sigths of Greece

Athens is known as the most famous tourist destination in Greece. The city is included in the list of the oldest settlements in the world. It’s a true treasury of historic and archaeological landmarks. Tenths of thousands of tourists come to Athens to see Mount Lycabettus and the Acropolis of Athens as this is where first settlers appeared on the territory of modern Athens 6 thousand years ago. The city was formed around these two landmarks. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Ithaka Island

Ithaka Island sightseeing

Ithaka is the beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, whose history is inextricably linked with the amazing myth about Odysseus. The isle attracts travelers with its rich archaeological heritage, amazing natural attractions and an abundance of lovely beaches. This island is perfect for those who wish to retire from the madding crowd, as well as those who prefer active entertainment. The starting point for many … Open

Cultural excursion through Ithaka Island - things to see

Ithaka is well-known as a place where Odysseys lived, described by Homer in the poem. The island coincides with all the descriptions given in «Odyssey». It was inhabited long before the Trojan war, in the third millennium BC. There were several huge houses on Ithaka in the times of «Odyssey», so Odysseys himself could live in any of these buildings. Despite the fact that there were found different ancient … Open

Top hotels with reviews

Many hotels in Ithaka occupy historic buildings, and it makes them even more attractive in eyes of tourists. Korina Gallery is among the most popular hotels on the island; it occupies the luxurious Venetian mansion in the center of Vathi. Hotel’s interior is made in full accordance with the traditions of a bygone era. Korina Gallery provides a range of services in organization of rest. Interesting boat trips … Open

Attractions and active leisure

You can also go to the open sea for fishing. Most of the locals engaged in fishing for many centuries. The island is an ideal place for this activity. Moreover, you can ask local fishermen to show you the basics of fishing techniques and teach you all the fishing "ins and outs". Moreover, you can easily buy or rent all the necessary fishing equipment. However, you can fish from the shore but sea fishing gives … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

There are a lot of catering establishments on Ithaka. Local cafes are called taverns. Greeks love to spend evenings in taverns, drinking local alcohol and chatting with family and friends. So you should definitely miss the included accommodation meal in order to get acquainted with delicious local cuisine. If you want to try traditional food, choose a place far from touristic spots. Taverns usually serve Greek dishes … Open

Traditions and mentality of Ithaka Island

While communicating with Greeks, remember that some of the common gestures have a different meaning in Greece. For example, if you want to show neglect to a person, just pretend that you are brushing off the dust of the lapel of the jacket. Greeks touch or pat the lower lip with the index finger not in order to send a kiss to you, it means that they want to say something. Ithaka inhabitants nod with the right hand on … Open

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