Getting to Ithaka
Where is Ithaka? This tiny islet lies the Ionian Sea, sandwiched between its large neighbour Kefalonia the Greek mainland.
There is no airport on Ithaka so visitors usuallu fly to Kefalonia and make their way from the east coast airport to the west coast port of Sami to catch regular ferries to the island.
Despite it being such a small island the ferry services are fairly frequent, with sailings not only to Kefalonia but to Corfu, Lefkas and even Athens (Piraeus). The island, with a cast harbour at Vathi is a favourite port of call for yachts and flotillas.
There are few roads on Ithaka and what exists are narrow and twisting and not in particularly good repair. Buses travel to the main resorts, few as they are, and taxis are not plentiful on such a small island.
A mountainous and wild island, Ithaka is crossed by many mule trails and, although they are overgrown in places, much has been done to clear the way and improve the walking in recent years.
Updated for 2016