Ithaki (also known as Ithaca) is a dreamy destination because of its amazing beaches, its picturesque villages, and its green landscapes. Lying in the middle of the Ionian Sea, this island offers relaxation far away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded cities. When traveling to Ithaca, you should note that there are no direct ferries from Piraeus Port. The ferries to Ithaca depart from Patras (the trip takes 3.5 - 4 hours), and Kefalonia (Sami Port).
Below, you will find information on how to get to Ithaki by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about Ithaki, and its port, along with many photos.
Ferries to Ithaki depart from Patras, Kilini, and Kefalonia ports. There are not any ferry connections between Athens and Ithaki. The ferry trip to Ithaki lasts for 20 minutes to 3.5 hours.
Ferry schedules to Ithaca
During peak season, there are daily ferries to both ports of Ithaki (Pisaetos and Vathi) from the Greek mainland and Kefalonia.
Ferry from Patras to Ithaki
In the summer, there is usually one ferry from Patras to Ithaki (Pisaetos port) every day. The ferry trip from Patras to Ithaki lasts for 3.5 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '14' 'EUR' (14 Euros).
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Ferry from Kefalonia (Sami) to Ithaki
During peak season, there are at least 2 daily ferry connections between Sami port in Kefalonia and Pisaetos port in Ithaki. The duration of the ferry trip from Kefalonia to Ithaki is 20 minutes-1 hour and the cost of a ferry ticket is '2' 'EUR' (2 Euros) - '8' 'EUR' (8 Euros).
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What types of ferries travel to/from Ithaki?
The main type of ferry that sails to Ithaki is the conventional ferry. The main ferry company that serves itineraries to Ithaki is Levante Ferries.
Island hopping from Ithaki
During peak season, there are frequent ferries from Kefalonia to Ithaki.
Travel tips to organize your travel:
- Ithaki has two ports, Pisaetos and Vathi, so make sure that you double-check at which port you arrive.
- The best way to plan your trip to Ithaki is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
- Ithaki is a great destination for day trips from Kefalonia.
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INFORMATION ABOUT ITHAKI
Ithaca, the legendary land of Ulysses... In the famous poet of Kavafis, this island symbolizes the eternal destination all people are intending to find, the end of a journey and the beginning of a new one, the sweet homeland that we will always miss. Ithaca today is a beautiful calm island in the middle of the Ionian Sea, very close to Kefalonia. It is known for its amazing beaches, the green landscape that dominates and the relaxing vibes.
The capital of Ithaca is Vathy, a picturesque village built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a lush green bay. The village had suffered some severe damages from a strong earthquake in 1953 but the inhabitants have rebuilt their houses according to the traditional style. The waterfront of Vathy is lovely, lined by many taverns and cafeterias with beautiful views of the sea and people strolling around. Other beautiful villages on Ithaca are Kioni and Frikes, on the northern part of the island.
Among the best beaches on Ithaca, we can include Filiatro and Sarakiniko. They have crystal water and they are surrounded by lush green ambience, creating a relaxing environment.
Why visit Ithaki?
Hop on a ferry to Ithaki for deep blue waters, fantastic beaches, beautiful hiking paths, and picturesque villages.
- Ithaca lies in the middle of the Ionian Sea, very close to Kefalonia.
- The capital of Ithaca is Vathy, a picturesque village built on the slopes of a lush green bay.
- Some of the most beautiful beaches in Ithaki are Filiatro and Sarakiniko.
- Some of the most picturesque villages in Ithaki are Kioni and Frikes.
The best season to visit Ithaki
The best season to visit Ithaki is the summer. It’s the best time of the year to take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the island, go hiking, and explore the traditional settlements of Ithaki.
Is Ithaki for you?
If you’re looking for a paradise island to relax away from the hustle and bustle or for the perfect destination for a quick getaway from Kefalonia, Ithaki is your best bet!
Sightseeing in Ithaki
Some nice places worth visiting in Ithaki are the Monastery of Panagia Kathariotissa, the Archaeological Museum of Vathy, the Ancient town of Alalcomenae, Cave of Nymphs, and the Folklore and Nautical Museum.
More about Ithaki
Discover more online resources about Ithaki:
- Ithaki by Wikipedia: Ithaki by the most famous online Encyclopedia.
Photos of Ithaki
Available ports in Ithaki
About Ithaki (Pisaetos) Port
Connected ports to Ithaki (Pisaetos)
Kefalonia, Poros - Kefalonia, Sami - Kilini - Patra
Pisaetos is a small port in the western side of Ithaca, right opposite the side of Kefalonia. It receives ferries from Patras and Astakos in mainland Greece as well as ferries from Sami Kefalonia and Vasiliki Lefkada in summer.
From Pisaetos there are buses to Kioni, Stavros and Frikes on the northern side of Ithaca. Alternatively, transport can be done by taxi or private means.
About Ithaki (Vathi) Port
Connected ports to Ithaki (Vathi)
Kefalonia, Sami - Patra
The picturesque town of Vathi impresses visitors with the traditional architecture. It serves ferries mostly from Patras, mainland Greece.
There is one bus in Ithaca that connects Vathi to the popular villages on the northern side of the island, such as Frikes, Kioni and Stavros.