Ithaca Island

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Ithaca (Ithaka or Ithaki) is located in the southern Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia. It is a sparsely populated island but is steeped in Greek history and folklore. The island offers beautiful scenery and many sights to visit such as the Cave of Nymphs near Vathy.




"Ithaca, Ithaki or Ithaka (; Greek: Ιθάκη, Ithaki [iˈθaci]; Ancient Greek: Ἰθάκη, Ithakē [i.tʰá.kɛː]) is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece.

Ithaca's main island has an area of 96 square kilometres (37 sq mi) and had a population in 2011 of 3,231. It is the second-smallest of seven main Ionian Islands, after Paxi. Ithaca is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. The capital is Vathy (or Vathi).Modern Ithaca is generally identified with Homer's Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is the plot of the classical Greek tale the Odyssey." Wikipedia









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Frikes
4.0

moored in inside face side on to mole. Lots of hull water slap noise in nigh due to Westerlies coming down the valley. Seems there is no good place to tie up in westerlies as all affected. ate at Remenzzo , very good, would recommend highly.

Kioni
4.5

best place we stayed in a week of cruising. moored on town key ( right side of harbor). Quiet and good protection. get there by 1-2 pm or you will not get a place but can shore line / anchor later. Ate at Lizzys ,on raised terrace . Worth a visit. ( also Mills is a good place to eat)

One House Cove
4.0

We moored up here as part of a flotilla and stayed overnight. Simply magical.

Polis Cove
3.8

Was a little busy with flotillas. A beautiful steep walk up to the village.

Foki Cove
5.0

This great bay has a little beach, a large cave, and a great taverna ashore. We used long lines to the shore and a dee anchor.

Kioni
5.0

We later learned that this spot is known to be a little windy early evening, but the wind did die down and we sat on the quayside watching the sunset at a lovely little restaurant. We were first to arrive and last to leave. Hic! :)

Kioni
5.0

Just arrived in Kioni after poking our bow into Frikes. We made the right choice as Kioni is much prettier. Moored up on northern Quayside (water, no shore power). Very pleasent bay, nice welcome from owner Kalfe Haoate who just had a delivery of fresh lamb for the spit :)

Kioni Quay
5.0

Nice long quay behind the northern breakwater offering water but no electricity. Good hold on anchor, no slime lines.

Frikes
3.8

A simple village with a southern breakwater providing side-on mooring. A couple of nice bars.





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Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Kioni Quay
1 . Kioni Quay
3.8

The quay is found on the northern shore of a narrowing bay. Shore side mooring options are available for yachts looking for access to taverna's and shops.

Foki Cove
2 . Foki Cove
3.8

This popular cove is south of Fiskardho and has a beach head.

One House Cove
3 . One House Cove
3.2

A beautiful sandy cove on the eastern side of Atokos island has a single house. A popular stop for flotilla's between Ithaki and Kastos islands.

Polis Cove
4 . Polis Cove
3.1

This busy cove on the western coast of Ithaca has a tiny harbour for local boats a beach and a cave.

Frikes Harbour
5 . Frikes Harbour
2.5

The harbour benefits from a ferry breakwater providing additional shelter for boats moored up inside the bay.

Ithaki Quay
6 . Ithaki Quay
2.5

The quay is found on the southern shore of the long cove and provides shore-side mooring for visiting yachts and access to local taverna's and shops.

Aetos Bay
7 . Aetos Bay
2.5

This pretty bay is found at the head of he gulf of Molou to the west of Ithaki on the southern part of Ithaca island.

Fiskardho Quay
8 . Fiskardho Quay
2.5

The quay on the southern side provides good shore side mooring for visiting yachts. The northern shore may offer some shelter for boats anchored with a line ashore.

Agiou Nikolaou Bay
9 . Agiou Nikolaou Bay
2.5

A wide bay north of Frikes with a small sandy beach.

Marmaka Cove
10 . Marmaka Cove
2.5

This cove just north of Frikes has a small beach and a tiny islet.

Rachi Cove
11 . Rachi Cove
2.5

A cove with a beautiful landscape and a beach to the western side.

Kantina Cove
12 . Kantina Cove
2.5

The woodlined cove on the southern approach to Kioni has a small beach and anchorage.

Ai Lias Cove
13 . Ai Lias Cove
2.5

This cove on the eastern shore of Ithaca has two small sandy beaches.

Dexa Cove
14 . Dexa Cove
2.5

A pretty cove to the west of Ithaki (Vathi) offering some natural shelter for visiting yachts.

Lazareto Quay
15 . Lazareto Quay
2.5

The quayside on the south-eastern shore on the approach to Vathi (Ithaki) is scattered with small local boats and overlooks the tiny Lazareto islet.

Ithaki Dockyard
16 . Ithaki Dockyard
2.5

A small dockyard with lifting equipment and some dry berths.

Skhoinos Southern Cove
17 . Skhoinos Southern Cove
2.5

The head of the southern side of the cove has a sandy beach.

Skhoinos Northern Cove
18 . Skhoinos Northern Cove
2.5

The northern side of the cove is prettier than the south and has a small quay and a tiny beach.

Remandha Cove
19 . Remandha Cove
2.5

This cove on the eastern shore of Ithaca island has a double head, the southern of the two provides more shelter and a sandy beach (Filiatro).

Sarakiniko Cove
20 . Sarakiniko Cove
2.5

This cove on the eastern shore of Ithaca is a short hop overland from Ithaki (Vathy), the cove itself narrows considerably and then has a double beach head.

Kaminia Cove
21 . Kaminia Cove
2.5

This cove just to the north of the Pera Pigadi islet may offer some anchorage and is headed by a pretty white sandy beach.

Pera Pigadhi Cove
22 . Pera Pigadhi Cove
2.5

The series of small coves just south of the islet offers stunning beaches (Galaros, Pera Pigadhi) and possible anchorage.

Andreaou Cove
23 . Andreaou Cove
2.5

This cove is the most southern on Ithaca island, it is reasonably sheltered and has a beautiful remote white beach only accessible by sea.

Lagkadi Beach Cove
24 . Lagkadi Beach Cove
2.5

This small cove on the south-western tip of Ithaca island is set in an idyllic spot for a short stop.

Atoko Southern Cove
25 . Atoko Southern Cove
2.5

This cove is on the south-western side of the island, and offers two opposing shores that may offer shelter depending on the prevailing wind direction.

Emelisse Cove
26 . Emelisse Cove
2.5

This cove is north of Fiskardho and offers a popular busy beach.

Fiskardho Cove
27 . Fiskardho Cove
2.5

The northern shore of the cove offers anchor and shore line mooring often occupied by flotilla's.

Dolicha Cove
28 . Dolicha Cove
2.5

A narrowing cove with a muddy (?) beach head and a make-shift quay on the northern shore.

Kamunoi Cove
29 . Kamunoi Cove
2.5

This beachy cove may offer some anchorage but is more likely to be a lunch stop.

Kakogilos Cove
30 . Kakogilos Cove
2.5

A wide cove with a tiny jetty to the norther shore.

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Top Towns

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Kioni
1 . Kioni
(Ionian Islands )
4.4

Kioni is a beautiful and popular coastal village with several waterside shops and restaurants.

Frikes
2 . Frikes
(Ionian Islands )
3.6

This small fishing village is found on the north western coast of Ithaca island.

Rachi
3 . Rachi
(Ionian Islands )
2.5

This hillside castle town on Ithica island overlooks both northern and southern bays.

Ithaki
4 . Ithaki
(Ionian Islands )
2.5

This is the main town (also known as Vathi) on southern end of Ithaca island. It is nestled into the end of a long cove in the gulf of Molou.

Pisaetos
5 . Pisaetos
(Ionian Islands )
2.5

On the western side of Ithaca island is home to a ferry terminal and two houses.






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