Daily Cruise in Ithaca Island
Pisaetos- Afales- Kioni- Vathi
“Arriving there is what you are destined for”. Constantinos P. Cavafys
You should not miss Ithaca, home to Homer’s Odysseus, with its tranquil villages. Ithaca symbolizes the return to the haven, the discovery and the fulfillment. Ithaca charms its visitors with its peaceful, quiet and undiscovered places, thus being ideal for alternative activities and a holiday living up to the standards of the most demanding ones amongst us. Ithaki’s coastline is truly impressive. Impressive secluded beaches blue crystal waters and green touching the sea.
Our first stop is Pisaetos, surrounded by a terrific lush green area with crystal clear waters. Pisaetos is an ideal destination to enjoy a nice sunbathing and refreshing swim. This beach is meant to retain its natural beauty and unspoiled characteristics without the existence of tourist facilities. Those who appreciate this virgin site will enjoy unique moments of relaxation.
Next stop is Afales Bay with a stunning wild and uninterrupted view across the sea to the island of Lefkada.
Then we are cruising to one of Ithaca’s most beautiful villages Kioni, an enchanting and quiet picturesque port. At the entrance of the bay is dominated by 3 derelict windmills. The settlement has been classified as preserved. It was built in the 16th century and many of its homes still stand from that date.
This is the place for colorful and relaxing cruising with the taste of Greece with many hidden beaches. The sheltered harbour fills with yachts during the summer. In its traditional taverns you can eat fresh fish and taste local recipes-delicacies.
Before we head back to our base we should definitely visit Vathi, the picturesque capital of the island and main harbour of Ithaca. Vathi is marked by the features of the local architecture and is built on a bay the center of which is decorated by the tiny little island of Lazaretto, a former sanatorium and prison. The time has passed so quickly and it is 17:30 p.m., we are back to Kyllini port. Our journey comes to an end with amazing adventures. So there will be plenty of wonderful stories and photos to tell and to remember.