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From Skala Beach: Boat Trip to Ithaki Island

1. From Skala Beach: Boat Trip to Ithaki Island

Set sail from Skala beach and take in the beautiful scenery along the coastline of Kefalonia. Enjoy a relaxing journey towards Ithaki and stop at the capital of the island, Vathi.  Enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque capital of Ithaki. Enjoy a coffee in a cafe or do some shopping. Depart from Vathi and sail to a secluded beach, where you can take some time for swimming and sunbathing.  Continue sailing towards Kioni, a traditional village in the north of the island. Use your free time here to enjoy lunch at one of its seaside tavernas. After lunch, enjoy a second stop at a quiet beach, before returning to Skala in the late-afternoon.

From Kioni: Ithaca Island Monastery & City Walking Day Tour

2. From Kioni: Ithaca Island Monastery & City Walking Day Tour

Together we will visit the capital of the island Vathy, where you can join the locals to take coffee at the main square, explore the quaint narrow streets or visit the local museum. As the home of the Greek King, Odysseus, Ithaca is stepped in Greek mythology ready for you to discover! At the highest point of the island sits Kathara Monastery, which provides the perfect setting for you to take incredible photographs of the whole island before we head down to the idyllic town of Stavros; a typical village where you can truly appreciate the local charm of this amazing island, where it appears that time stood still. Some of the sights in Stavros are the beautiful church of Sotiras which stands in the central square of the village and the archaeological museum. Lunch will be enjoyed in the harbour side town Κioni. Here you will be met with a wonderful choice of traditional taverns where you can have lunch next to the sea. Seeing the place gives you a better understanding of what you have read about it, it is clear why Ithaca, a rough and rugged land surrounded by magic and colourful coves, gave birth to the brilliant, resourceful, ingenious Odysseus.

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What people are saying about Vathy

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Nice boat trip to Ithaca which has beautiful coves. In a pandemic period I would have expected more attention to social distancing and masks, instead they embarked more people than they should, so much so that we were massed and masks were optional. Such a pity! It would have been more correct to warn and not to deceive people by stating on the site that everything would be done safely. It was not so.

Lovely boat, very informative, didn’t rate the village stops we made. The capital was bland and characterless. Swim stops very brief. A lot of time spent on the boat for not a great deal. I usually love these types of trip but the atmosphere was lacking somehow!

Great crew, lovely swimming spots and a really enjoyable trip. Excellent value for money