Holidays in Ithaki

Ithaki Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Ithaki: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Ithaki? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek IslandsThematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Ithaki travel, tourism info

Ithaki is the fifth largest island of the Ionian islands, Eptanisa and is located at the south of Lefkada and north-east of Kefalonia. It has a population of 3,646 residents and along with other smaller islands it constitutes the province of Ithaki which falls under the prefecture of Kefallinia.The island was named after Ithakos, son of Pterelaos or, according to another legend, the son of Neptune and Amfimilis who came to the island with his brothers, Niritos and Polyktoras. The mountains of Niritos and Polyktorio took their names from those brothers. According to other fables, the name comes from the word Ithi (cheerful) or from the Phoenician origin word Utika (colony). Ithaki is an island with tradition, history and culture. It has an unusual natural beauty and a characteristic diverse wild and 'tamed' nature and the variations of its landscape. Today Ithaki has a developed tourist infrastructure without ruining its charm and traditions.

Ithaki useful info

Municipality of Ithaki +30 26740 32795
Port Authorities +30 26740 32909
Police Department +30 26740 32205

Holiday packages, Offers for Ithaki

Holiday packages for Ithaki, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Ithaki. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels.

You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby islands like Lefkada, Kefalonia to create your own unique holiday.

Ithaki Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Ithaki

Book your ferry tickets for Ithaki online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.-

Ship itinerary information for Ithaki

Ithaki's ports, Vathi and Frikes, can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Patra. Also, there is access from the nearby islands of Kefalonia, port of Sami and Lefkada, port of Vasiliki.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Ithaki

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Ithaki, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Ithaki

Ithaki doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by boat. We can offer airtickets to Athens airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Ithaki from the port of Patra by ferry boat. Also, it is possible to fly to a nearby island which have an airport, like Kefalonia and then reach Ithaki from port of Sami by ferry boat or sea-taxi.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Ithaki

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit and find cheap tickets for Ithaki. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Ithaki, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Ithaki

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Ithaki (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Ithaki

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Ithaki (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Ithaki

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Ithaki

When browsing the hotel list for Ithaki, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Excursions and special places of interest in Ithaki

Excursions and tours in Ithaki

Ithaki is of very important archaeological interest. On the top of Aetos hill there are the remains of the ancient Acropolis.According to locals these are the remains of Odysseus' palace. In fact, citadel's identity is not quite clear yet. It might be the town of Alalkomenes or the Ithakisian State of Aristotle. The Archaeological Museum is located in the capital of Ithaki, on Kallinikou Street, near the port. The museum houses a collection of findings dating back from the Geometric to the Roman period, brought to light by excavations made in the area of Piso Aetos, and various findings from the Geometric period coming from many parts of the island. Also, the Folklore and Cultural Museum is housed in a beautiful building in Vathy. The museum reveals the life of Ithaki's inhabitants during the colonial period. Finally, the Monastery of Kathariotissa and the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos are symbols for the islands history.

Places of interest in Ithaki

There are many beautiful beaches, that combines sand and marvellous pebbles, spotless waters, like Platis Ammos, Dexa and Afales.

Restaurants and nightlife in Ithaki

Local restaurants mainly serve good, traditional Greek cuisine. Most of the local specialties have fish as the main ingridient and there are some sweets that are worth trying. Ithaki is a place for relaxation, but if you want some nightlife, there are two discos in Vathi. Otherwise, you can enjoy some very nice bars and cafes with a romantic atmosphere at night.

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