Literary buffs will recognize Ithaca as the home of Odysseus of Homer’s The Odyssey. This island has one of the most interesting histories of all the Greek isles. It is said that it has been inhabited since about 200 BC.
Ithaca is actually made up of what is really two islands joined only by a thin stretch of land. Many of the visitors here come to see the sites made legendary by Homer’s tale, but this island is has more to offer than being the subject of myth. It is home to a number of secluded beaches, olive groves, dramatic stone cliffs, and tiny fishing villages with numerous churches and monasteries that date back to the Byzantine era.