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The Charming Beauty of Ancient Greece

Posted on the 04 November 2019 by Dubai City Company @iqdubaicity

The charming beauty of ancient Greece enchanted on this small island makes it an ideal place for a relaxing vacation away from the bustle of mass tourism.

It is located in close proximity to Cephalonia. You can get there by ferry from the Kefalonian city of Fiskárdo, located in the north of the island. This small island, occupying only 96 km², breathes peace and quiet. The landscape is mountainous, crisscrossed by picturesque gorges. The islanders deal with agriculture, olive and vine growing, and pastoralism.

The legendary island of Odysseus, which has been an important literary symbol for centuries, is paradoxically an undiscovered corner of Greece.

Itaka is secluded beaches, picturesque coves surrounded by mountains colored from lush vegetation and crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea. The non-commercial climate of the island is also created by its inhabitants - friendly and talkative, they live without rush. Few tourists can experience their openness. It is not uncommon for them to invite strangers to coffee in their gardens.

What also attracts tourists are certainly places related to the story of Odysseus, the legendary king of Ithaca, ruling here in the 12th century BC, described by Homer.

One of these places is the Aretuzy Source, located in the south-eastern part of the island, near the capital Vathí. From the city you can go there on foot. According to Homer, a flock of pigs came to the Source of Aretuza for the faithful servant of Odysseus - Eumajos, before he found his master. The Grotto of Eumajos is also nearby.

The capital of the island of Vathí, which was rebuilt after the earthquake in 1953, is also worth a visit. You can take a walk around the city or visit one of the local museums. Nearby are two beaches: Déksa and Loútsa, a little further in Skínos and Sarakíniko.

The undiscovered beauty of Itaka is a great choice for those who want to relax away from large holiday resorts. If you are looking for a small intimate hotel with a typical Greek atmosphere, you want to taste real Greek cuisine away from the commercial offer - Itaka will be the perfect place.


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