Ithaca is universally known for having been, according to history, the legendary hero Odysseus home, set to be part of 'the famous poem Odyssey of Homer of which could be the homeland.
However, since ancient times there has been inconsistency between the description of the island in the poem and the visible Ithaca.
In particular, two aspects of the description are the biggest inconsistencies. First, the ancient Ithaca is described as a plain island, however today it is mountainous. Then is described as "the most forwarded in the sea, direct into the sunset, while in the archipelago of the ionian islands, Kefalonia is the westernmost island.
The settlements and villages that is dues to visit are Frikes and Kioni northeast with their beautiful bays and harbors.
The capital with its large bay is Vathi, with its entrance church and the beautiful little village.
Also a stop from ligia island, southeast or the beautiful white beaches in the north
of Itaka going to be done. Zakyntos, really important for Venetians, is famous for its clean and crystal clear sea. Navagio or Naviglio bay and the Blue Caves, caves of Keri, the sulphurous cave of Marathia are some examples.
The beaches have fine golden sand, the water is warm and hospitable especially in Gerakas and Laganas, here infact come to nest turtles, in front of the bridge with the island of Cameo in the turtle bay.
They deserve to see the Cathedral of San Dionisio, the Skopiotissas Virgin Monastery on top of Mount Skopos, the Keri lighthouse, Argasi, head Marathia, Porto Vromi, tsilive, Volimes, Xingia, Agios Sostis, the Limionas port, Dafni and the island of Marathonissi view from Lithakia.