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Ithaca, Greece

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From Agia Efimia: Day Cruise to Ithaki Island with Lunch

1. From Agia Efimia: Day Cruise to Ithaki Island with Lunch

Bright and early in the morning, set sail for your first stop Polis Beach. While there, take the opportunity to see the eastern shore of Kefalonia, including its beautiful bays. Your first stop rewards you with stunning coastal views, complete with a marvelous pebbled shore and crystal clear, beautiful water. Your time at Polis Beach eventually concludes with a snack and a drink, before you set sail for Kioni Village - a neoclassical gem flowing amphitheatrically down to the sea. As you sail north along Ithaca’s coast, take in views of the popular village of Fiscardo in Kefalonia. Continuing to sail, approach Kioni for a long stopover. As you enjoy your swimming/snorkeling, the crew prepares a traditional Greek lunch. This lunch is later served on board along with soft drinks, beer, and local wine. Following lunch, continue sailing to the east coast of Ithaca, enjoying views of the magnificent Vathy Bay as well as other charming beaches. Your next destination is Gidaki Beach, considered by many to be the best beach in Ithaca. The turquoise blue waters and the natural landscape with its scenic, lush vegetation impress every visitor. The bay is open, ideal for swimming from one side to the other. Over the water, you can see one of the small islands of Ithaca, Atokos. As you enjoy the sun or swim around, your crew prepares a variety of fruit for dessert. Following this, we set sail back to Agia Efimia where your arrival at the port is estimated at 6:20 PM.

From Skala Beach: Boat Trip to Ithaki Island

2. 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 Agia Efimia: Sailing Cruise to Ithaki

3. From Agia Efimia: Sailing Cruise to Ithaki

Meet the crew at 8:30 AM and set sail from Agia Efimia to discover some of the most scenic locations around the island of Ithaki. Enjoy a journey on a modern and comfortable sailing yacht. Make your first stop at the beach of Aspros Gialos. While anchored, swim in the beautiful waters followed by a drink and snack on the yacht. Next, make your way to the village of Kioni. Enjoy an extended stop off the coast of the village and admire its impressive architecture. Swim along the coast, snorkel, or do some paddleboarding. Then, enjoy a traditional Greek lunch prepared by the crew with soft drinks, beers, and local wine. After lunch, continue sailing to the east coast of Ithaki and see the magnificent Vathy Bay. Stop at Gidaki Beach, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Marvel at its turquoise-blue waters which contrast with the lush green landscape of the island. Enjoy some fresh fruit for dessert, before embarking on the return leg of the journey around the island. Arrive back at Agia Efimia port by 6:30 PM.

From Kioni: Ithaca Island Monastery & City Walking Day Tour

4. 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 Ithaca, Greece

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 11 reviews

A really nice day. We got drinks on board. Water or juice and 2x watermelon and delicious Greek bruchetta. Beautiful snorkeling spots and the capital is beautiful. We would have liked to have stayed there for half an hour longer. Too bad that smoking is allowed on the boat, otherwise fantastic.

Nice experience of a full day on the boat. Fair price / quality ratio. I recommend arriving long enough before departure for the best seats.

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

Friendly staff. Yacht stopped in beautiful bays for us to swim. Wonderful day out!

Everything was good the food the view the crew it was perfect