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Ithaka sea and boat

Odyssey Across Ithaca

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Ithaca
  • Duration:
    4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 315.- per person (excluding flights)
Explore the humble kingdom of Homer's epic hero, Odysseus, during your very own odyssey across Ithaca. Overshadowed by its more prominent neighbours, this small island doesn't lack in beauty, charm and warm welcome from the locals despite it being far less touristy. Wander through small quaint villages, laze around the numerous unspoilt beaches and venture off on a sea kayak towards the hidden bays of this picture perfect island.
View over bay in Ithaka Greece
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Day 1 – Welcome to Ithaca

Today you’ll reach Ithaca, the homeland of the famed Homer’s hero, Odysseus. Tucked away between the Greek mainland and the island of Kefalonia, this island is a true hidden paradise. Here, you’ll stay in Vathy, a small quaint town and the island’s capital with moon-shaped harbour, white bobbing boats, azure waters and plenty of small welcoming tavernas with white and blue table clothes. Your home here is an old olive press, converted into a small boutique hotel. Packed with character it has a lovely outside terrace to enjoy your breakfast, and the lack of swimming pool isn’t an issue with so many incredible beaches to choose from.

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Day 2 – Sea kayaking

The next morning you will explore the most beautiful beaches of Ithaca on a sea kayak together with your guide. After a briefing you’ll glide along the coast, past hidden coves and bays. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a dip in the sea to keep you cool. The waters here are calm and clear, making this experience easy and enjoyable even for the novice kayakers.

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Days 3-4 – Free time and departure

The rest of your time on the island is free for you to do as you please. Explore the small towns and villages by car, laze on the many beaches and hike to your heart’s content. Or simply watch the world go by in one of the inviting tavernas over a Greek coffee (or wine).

On your final day you’ll hop back in your car and head to the port to catch a ferry to your next destination.

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Accommodation

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Odyssey Across Ithaca

For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

Ithaka hotel room Greece
Option
1

Upgrade to our In Style accommodation

  • Price:
    from £ 375.- per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    In Style accommodation, meals and excursions as described above

For something a bit more special, choose a beautifully decorated art hotel housed in the 19th century neoclassical building overlooking the harbour. There’s an infinity pool, art everywhere, and freshly made goods from a local bakery every morning!

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Ithaka hotel pool Greece
Option
2

Upgrade to your own villa

  • Price:
    from £ 598.- per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    Self-catering accommodation, excursions as described above

If you’re after something a bit more secluded, why not choose to stay in your very own villa with a private pool overlooking the sparkling sea. Built in an olive and almond grove on the edge of a quiet local village, it offers peaceful setting and a perfect place to unwind. Make sure to stock up on food and wine, as breakfast is not included and the nearest bakery is a short drive away.

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View over bay in Ithaka Greece
Option
3

Ithaca - Guided walk to Gidaki beach

  • Price:
    from £ 55.- per person
  • Included:
    Including guide and return transfer by boat.

Today with your guide you’ll hike to the gorgeous Gidaki beach, only accessible by boat or on foot. You’ll walk along a narrow path, lined with pine trees, and take in stunning views across Ithaca. In about an hour and a half you’ll reach the beach where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea or sunbathe on the warm sand. After a couple of hours of blissful relaxation you’ll hop on the boat and head back into town.

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4

Ithaca - Snorkelling Safari

  • Price:
    from £ 55.- per person
  • Included:
    2.5 hours guided tour, incl. equipment

Together with your guide you’ll explore the underwater world at Ithaka. Depending on the weather and wind, you’ll head out to one of the reefs, where plenty of colourful fish swim around. In the middle if the bay you’ll spot a shipwreck, and with water so clear you’ll be able to see lots of details. You will then continue on to a narrow sea cave for a real sense of adventure.

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