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From Kefalonia: Ithaca Island Full-Day Bus Tour

From Kefalonia: Ithaca Island Full-Day Bus Tour

Together we will visit the capital of the island Vathy, where you can join the locals to take coffee at the main square, explore the quaint narrow streets or visit the local museum. As the home of the Greek King, Odysseus, Ithaca is stepped in Greek mythology ready for you to discover! At the highest point of the island sits Kathara Monastery, which provides the perfect setting for you to take incredible photographs of the whole island before we head down to the idyllic town of Stavros; a typical village where you can truly appreciate the local charm of this amazing island, where it appears that time stood still. Some of the sights in Stavros are the beautiful church of Sotiras which stands in the central square of the village and the archaeological museum. Lunch will be enjoyed in the harbour side town Κioni. Here you will be met with a wonderful choice of traditional taverns where you can have lunch next to the sea. Seeing the place gives you a better understanding of what you have read about it, it is clear why Ithaca, a rough and rugged land surrounded by magic and colourful coves, gave birth to the brilliant, resourceful, ingenious Odysseus.

Ithaca Island Tour with Bus & Swim Stops

Ithaca Island Tour with Bus & Swim Stops

Legend says it was ruled over by Odysseus, who returned to its shores after fighting against Troy. Hear more mythical tales as you cruise over to the island and tour its highlights. Explore the capital of Vathi, with its horseshoe-shaped harbor. Then, take the boat for a mini cruise to Kioni, one of the island’s prettiest ports, with flower-decked houses and a picturesque harbor. It’s absolutely charming. Enjoy a boat ride and swim on a beautiful secluded beach. A great chance to be a part of Odysseus' myth! Enjoy the scenic cruise route from Vathi to Kioni. Pass by the Stavros village for a coffee stop on our way back to Piso Aetos port.

From Thessaloniki: "The Land of Aristoteles" Cruise

From Thessaloniki: "The Land of Aristoteles" Cruise

Accompanied by our official guide the day starts by leaving behind the Thermaic Gulf, passing by the two lakes Koronia and Volvi ,wetlands of international importance , heading east through beautiful route of the Castle of Rentina (or else named "The Macedonian Tempi") where the tragic poet Euripides left his final breath. Shortly we arrive at Strymonian Gulf and after leaving behind us the touristic village of Stavros we enter Halkidiki’s region. Heading south, enjoy the wonderful route along the coasts of northeast Halkidiki and spot the small Kapros island where Olympiada the mother of Alexander the Great was kept in jail. Our first point of archaeological interest is the Acropolis of Ancient Stagira, the birthplace of the worldwide known philosopher Aristoteles, the teacher and mentor of Alexander the Great. After the guided tour our next stop is the small port of Ouranoupolis. From this seaport, we will go on with our journey, sailing towards the south of the Athos Peninsula, until we reach the south limit, where the highest point is 2.033 m. From here we shall sail north, along the western coast. You will be able to see from a close distance (from the boat), the mysterious and miraculous place which has been for centuries the center of Orthodoxy and you will find out new information about the history of Mount Athos and 8 of its monasteries. After our return to the port you will have free time for lunch or swimming in Ouranoupolis while we will enjoy the amazing view towards Singitic Gulf, Athos and Sithonia Peninsulas.. After a full day of Impressions, we return back to the meeting points. Did you know that Mount Athos is an autonomous state since Byzantine times and that the entrance to the state is prohibited to women?

From Kefalonia: Bus & Boat Tour to Ithaca with Swim Stops

From Kefalonia: Bus & Boat Tour to Ithaca with Swim Stops

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Ithaca, where the azure Ionian Sea meets timeless Greek charm. Begin your adventure in the enchanting town of Vathy, Ithaca’s capital. Nestled in a deep natural harbor, this picturesque settlement boasts a rich Venetian history and a vibrant cultural scene. Stroll along the waterfront, explore the local shops, and indulge in the culinary delights at quaint tavernas. Then, board our boat for the "cruise part" of our excursion. Leaving "Vathi" and passing by the charming "Lazaretto" islet situated in the center of “Vathi” bay. Next, set sail for the secluded paradise of Gidaki Beach, accessible only by boat. Here, you’ll find yourself surrounded by crystal-clear waters and pristine sands. Dive into the refreshing sea, bask in the sun, and let the tranquil ambiance rejuvenate your spirit. Continue to the idyllic village of Kioni, where time seems to stand still. Admire the traditional architecture, wander through flower-lined alleys, and relax by the harbor, watching the gentle sway of fishing boats. Conclude your tour in Stavros, a village steeped in legend and history. Visit the archaeological sites that whisper tales of the mythical hero Odysseus, and immerse yourself in the local lore that has captivated minds for millennia.

Ithaca Exploration with Extra Boat Trip & Swim stom

Ithaca Exploration with Extra Boat Trip & Swim stom

Why not take the opportunity and join us as we sail across to visit our neighboring island of Ithaca, famous for its unspoiled traditional villages, charming, picturesque fishing ports, and breathtaking natural beauty. At the highest point of the island sits Kathara Monastery, which provides the perfect setting for you to take incredible photographs of the whole island, before we head down to the idyllic town of Stavros; a typical village where you can truly appreciate the local charm of this amazing island, where it appears that time stood still. Some of the sights in Stavros are the beautiful church of Sotiras which stands in the central square of the village and the archaeological museum. Lunch will be enjoyed in the harbor side town Κioni. Here you will be met with a wonderful choice of traditional taverns where you can have lunch next to the sea. Sailing across with a traditional kaiki we will reach the Beach Gidaki, which consists of white shinny pebbles. It is a paradise with its placid and crystal-clear waters coupled with the splendid backdrop. Together we will visit the capital of the island Vathy, where you can join the locals to take coffee at the main square, explore the quaint narrow streets or visit the local museum. As the home of the Greek King, Odysseus, Ithaca is stepped in Greek mythology ready for you to discover! Seeing the place gives you a better understanding of what you have read about it, it is clear why Ithaca, a rough and rugged land surrounded by magic and colorful coves, gave birth to the brilliant, resourceful, ingenious Odysseus.

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