Ithaca Holiday Deals
The sleepy island of Ithaca is one of the most unspoilt holiday destinations in Greece. Towering mountains and lush green valleys alternate to create a spectacular landscape. Here intense blue water laps peaceful sand and shingle beaches. Holidays to Ithaca are filled with traditional Greek character, with charming fishing villages and a rich cultural heritage providing a romantic setting for a sun-soaked getaway.
Reasons to Visit
Lying just a few miles off the larger island of Kefalonia, Ithaca can only be accessed by boat. Ithaca holidays are ideal for anyone looking to relax in picturesque seclusion, completely free of traffic or noise pollution. The beaches of Vathy and Frikes offer tranquil sunbathing and safe swimming, with friendly cafes and tavernas providing a break from the sun when needed. Boat trips are available for visitors looking to discover hidden coves and secluded bays, while a ferry service offers day trips to the beautiful, white sand beach of Myrtos on Kefalonia. Evenings in Ithaca are best spent dining al fresco while admiring spectacular views across the glittering Ionian Sea.
Things to See and Do
Package Ithaca holidays feature a wide range of sights and activities for visitors of all budgets and tastes. Vathy’s deep natural harbour is the island’s starring attraction, with luxury yachts, passenger ferries and local fishing boats mooring side by side. Relax with a refreshing drink at a waterfront café and enjoy the rustic atmosphere, or stretch your legs and head into Ithaca’s mountainous interior. Walking and hiking trails wind deep into the lush landscape, with the mountain village of Perachori boasting spectacular views of the entire island. Cheap holidays to Ithaca are also packed with opportunities to learn about Greece’s fascinating mythical history. Spend a day exploring the Castle of Odysseus and Caves of Nymphs to discover the true story of the ancient heroes, or visit the pretty church on the fjord in front of Vathy for a glimpse into the island’s more recent history.
The peaceful resort of Frikes is a great choice for a family package holiday to Ithaca. Clean and soft sand gently shelves into shallow waters, creating ideal swimming conditions for both children and adults. The majestic Marmakas Mountains protect Frikes from strong winds and sets an idyllic backdrop to a day of serene sunbathing. More active families can hop on a ferry to the lively beach of Myrtos, where an exciting range of water sports is available.
Cheap Ithaca holidays during the summer season come guaranteed with scorching temperatures and 13 hours of glorious sunshine. The winter and spring months also benefit from a warm Mediterranean climate, making this idyllic island a great destination to enjoy some winter sun.
Ithaca holiday resorts
|Frikes Holidays||3 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Vathy Holidays||3 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Kioni Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
Why choose Cosmos?
- No debit card fees
- Low deposits
- Baggage included
- Over 50yrs experience
- All holidays ATOL protected
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