From Corfu to Ithaca, a Dream Journey!
An Exciting Journey from Corfu to Ithaca Brought Me to a Charming Cottage with Stunning Views, although Reality Was Slightly Less Perfect. But Every Second of the Journey Was Worth It. Join Me on This Incredible Adventure.
The waters around the Ionian Islands are enchanting with their sparkling blue color and crystal clarity.
After discovering my dream house with a breathtaking view, albeit in need of renovation, on the Greek real estate website, my curiosity was piqued. I wanted to learn more about this island and this house. The next day, filled with excitement, I boarded the boat that sails along all the Ionian Islands from Corfu to Zakynthos and back, with three free days ahead, fitting perfectly into my schedule. This promised to be an unforgettable journey, where I could combine my dream house with exploring the beautiful Ionian archipelago. Even though my dream house turned out to be more of a ruin, the adventure of the boat trip took me along the most enchanting spots I have ever seen.
A Route Along Stunning Greek Islands.
This journey is an enchanting adventure that takes you along the beautiful Ionian islands. Starting early in the morning (6:00 AM) from Corfu, the journey begins with a promise of unspoiled beauty and tranquility. As the boat navigates through the azure waters, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking views of the islands you encounter along the way.
Along the route, the boat makes stops at some of the most enchanting islands in the region. Lefkada, Paxos, and Meganisi are just a few of the gems you’ll come across. Each stop offers the opportunity to enjoy the idyllic harbors and friendly people who welcome the boat.
After a journey of about 9 hours, you finally arrive at Ithaca (3:00 PM), a paradise-like island where time seems to stand still. Here, you’ll find stunning beaches and an atmosphere of total calm and serenity. If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation far from the crowds, then Ithaca is truly the perfect destination.
The island of Ithaca with Vathy as its capital.
Ithaca, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea. It’s a place steeped in mythology and natural beauty. This picturesque island, which was the home of the legendary hero Odysseus, is an oasis of peace and serenity.
To reach Ithaca, you can take a boat trip from nearby islands like Kefalonia or Lefkada, or as I did, all the way from Corfu. As you sail across the glistening waters, surrounded by the enchanting blue of the sea, the journey is amazing as you navigate between the islands.
Upon arrival on Ithaca, you’re greeted by dramatic cliffs, pine-covered hills, and picturesque coves. The island possesses a rugged charm that appeals to both adventurers and nature enthusiasts. Explore the breathtaking hiking trails that lead to secluded beaches, where you can enjoy crystal-clear water and a sense of total escape.
The picturesque town of Vathy is Ithaca’s capital and a place you must not miss. Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets, admire the colorful houses, and savor delicious local dishes in traditional taverns.
On the island, there happened to be a folk festival taking place, where people were dancing and celebrating in beautiful traditional attire. I felt fortunate to witness this special event.
I am genuinely thrilled that I embarked on this unforgettable boat journey and discovered the beautiful island of Ithaca. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking the authentic beauty of Greece.