A 3-mile-wide strait sea separates the northern tip of Kefalonia from Ithaca, which is available for day excursions and more. A low-key destination for those who seek peaceful moments in a carefree summer environment that is still free from mass tourist development, Odysseus's Island will enchant you with its natural beauty and traditional color.
The capital, Vathy, is built amphitheatrically in the cove of a narrow bay. The first thing you see if Lazaretto island and the elegant, bright houses painted in pastel shades with a strong Venetian element. The coastal promenade, full of tavernas, cafes and bars, is the most beautiful part of the island.
In Sarakiniko, Filiatro, Agios Ioannis in the north, even in ports of Frikes and Kioni, the sea is crystal clear and emerald. To explore striking beaches that are inaccessible from the mainland, rent a boat from Vathi or take the boat to the enchanting Gidaki.
If you have time on your hands, there's a lot to see. Among the sites the Naval and Folklore Museum in Vathi, the archaeological site at Perachori - the most isolated village of the island - the magical Cave of the Nymphs, the old churches of Palaiochora and an the Monastery Katharo from the 17th-century. Additionally, the picturesque fishing village of Frikes and cosmopolitan Kioni are an ideal spot for dozens of yachts and sailboats to anchor each summer. If you are looking for adventure, you can discover wonderful trails scented with cedars and cypresses, which will creating images of incredible beauty.