Ithaca Sailing Guide
Sail with one of the our catamarans or sailing yachts to the mythical island of Odysseus and Penelope!
Mythical Ithaca lies between Lefkada and Kefalonia, stretching in a north to south direction and has a length of 23 kilometres. Its coastline totals to more than 100 kilometres embroidered with various traditional villages and stunning bays. Its emerald green waters are ideal for lovers of sea water sports such as scuba diving and kayaking. Explore our suggested Lefkas sailing itineraries to see how visiting Ithaca can fit into your plans!
The isle of Lazareto stands guard in front of the town of Vathi, capital of the island. Its two storey traditional houses surround the picturesque port which is waiting for bareboat or skippered sailing yachts to disembark.
Welcome to the most famous village of Ithaca, a real venue for sailing yachts starting from Lefkada! Built amphitheatrically, its small houses are interwoven with the olive and pine trees permeated by its small paved alleys.
The northest port of Frikes lies in the head of a long narrow bay. Its two well preserved windmills prevail over this small fishing village that has become a famous tourist destination within the years.
In Afales you will find some of the most beautiful bays of the whole Ionian sea! Contrasting white sandy beaches with the turquoise waters and the greenery of Ithaca inland. These bays can be a little wavy as they are open towards the northeast.
Polis Bay is located in the north of Vathi, the capital of Ithaca.
It has a beautiful beach which is ideal for swimming. The crystal clear waters and the backdrop of lush green create an unforgettable landscape .
Agios Nikolaos is another safe mooring bay in Ithaca. In the entrance of the bay there is a reef that requires your attention in order to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
Ormos Schinos is one of the largest bays in Ithaca. It is a great swimming spot under the lush landscape. From Ormos Schinos you can wander the secret paths and reach reach the beach of Gidaki in about 40 minutes.
You can reach Gidaki by the hiking trail from Ormos Schinos or by sailing. Gidaki is an isolated beach with a lack of tourist facilities that will take you back in time. It has been characterised as a paradise on earth due to the unspoiled scenery and is a popular sailing spot.
For those who prefer a more organised beach experience, Filiatro is your spot. Close enough to Gidaki to borrow its turquoise waters, Filiatro is an organised beach with umbrellas and sunbeds for hire.
Sarakiniko is a large bay on the east of Ithaca. There are very limited tourist facilities giving you the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
On the SE side of the island there is an isolated small islet. Close enough to the coast it gives you the essence of an integrated part of Ithaca. There is a small beach in the south not widely known that can offer you privacy as there is place only for a few yachts.
Located in the southern part of the island this bay is a great mooring spot in case of bad weather and is well protected from north winds.