ITHACA EVENING CRUISE

Vathi - Kioni - 1 Swim Stop

 

This cruise is the same one as the day cruise but only one swimming stop, you may enjoy a romantic diner in Kioni. Next to the sea with lights playing admire a full sky of shining stars.
 

Ithaki (Ithaca) is the island that has connected its name globally with Homer’s Odysseus (Ulysses) and Odyssey. But Ithaki is not just an island. It is a universal symbol of adventure, of destination, of travel and nostalgia. Odysseus, it king, is the main hero in Homers Odyssey and the Trojan War. He is the inspirer of the Trojan Horse, with which the Greeks finally took the city of Troy. The heritage of this spirit follows it modern inhabitants. Ithaki’s coastline is truly impressive. Impressive secluded beaches, with blue crystal waters and green touching the sea. 

Gidaki Beach

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Probably the most beautiful beach on the Island. Vast with turquoise waters. We are just 1 mile from Vathi. Time to freshen up, take a dive and enjoy the waterslide. This is also a part of our cruise.

Vathi

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Ithaki’s capital with the isle of Lazareto in the middle of the port upon which is the Church of Sotiros (Savior). It was built in 1668, was destroyed by the 1953 earthquakes, and was rebuilt. The earthquake nearly demolished Vathi completely. But most of the Venetian buildings were rebuilt with the same architecture. Odysseus statue helps you feel that nostalgic atmosphere. You can wonder in the alleys of this traditional Ionian town and visit the Archeological and Folklore Museum.

Kioni

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An enchanting and quiet picturesque port. One of Ithaki’s most beautiful villages. At the entrance of the bay is dominated by 3 derelict windmills. The settlement has been classified as preserved. It was built in the 16 th century and many of its homes still stand from that date. An ideal place for colourful, and relaxed vacationing with a taste of Greece. The sheltered harbour fills with yachts during the summer. In its traditional taverns you can eat fresh fish and taste local recipes-delicacies.

Constantine P. Cavafy - Ithaka

“Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you are destined for. And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.”