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Sightseeing Tour of Idyllic Ithaca

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Duration: 11 hours
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  • Spend a leisurely day exploring the wonders of the beautiful island of Ithaca
  • See the ruins of an ancient French fort in Vathy, Ithaca′s capital

Experience the enchanting island of Ithaca, Kefalonia’s sister island, believed to be the ancient kingdom of the Mythical hero Odysseus.

Listen to magical tales of ancient times and modern day life, as you take in the outstanding scenery across the aquamarine water leading to coves, bays and picturesque fishing villages.

Visit the capitol of Ithaca, Vathy, full of history and myth, built in the shape of an amphitheatre around the largest natural harbour in Greece. Vathy is the largest village of Ithaca and has been the capital and main harbour of the island since the 16th century. Take advantage of your free time to stroll around the shops or relax in one of the many local tavernas in order to taste the traditional cuisine.

Ithaca awaits to be explored and will offer an experience you will never forget.

Itinerary

The tour begins from Skala Square. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, set out in an air-conditioned vehicle towards the port of Sami, on the East coast of Kefalonia. Board your boat and cruise towards the island of Ithaca.

Arrive at the picturesque harbour of Vathy, the capital of Ithaca.

Go ashore in Vathy, also the largest village on the island, and have free time to explore.

The chief attraction at Vathy is the ruins of the fort built by the French in 1807.

You could also see the beautiful houses of G. Karavias and G. Drakoulis, the churches of Agios Georgios (Saint George), a superbly restored cathedral known for its exquisite wood carved iconostasis, the Archaeological Museum which houses a collection of various findings from the Geometric period, the Mycenaean and the Corinthian periods, and the house where the legendary Greek hero, Odysseas Androutsos, was born.

Those desiring to do simply nothing but soak in the charming atmosphere are free to stroll around the shops or relax in one of the many local tavernas in order to taste the traditional cuisine (payable direct).

At the end of a memorable day, the tour returns to the starting point.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Infants 0 - 2 Year old go free. However, they will not have their own seat on the coach.
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Cruise to Ithaca
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals
  • Entrance fee
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
01 May - 30 Sep: Tuesday & Sunday
Duration
11 hours
Start time
0730h (7:30am)
Meeting point
The tour starts from Skala Square.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The tour ends at the starting point
Sale price
$123.23
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Additional information
For children not more than approximately 2 soft drinks
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
Dos & Don'ts
Wear sun protection, sunglasses and a hat
Don’t forget to pack your swimming suit and camera
Carry drinking water

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