Ithaca island news and views
The Greek holiday island of Ithaca lies just off the coast of Kefalonia in the Ionian island chain on Greece's west coast . Ithaca is a sleepy little island, popular with day trippers and with yacht flotillas and has a trio of attractive ports at Vathi, Kioni and Frikes. Beaches of pebble are hidden in deeply carved and picturesque inlets. Those looking for a Greek island holiday of peace and tranquillity need look no further.
Developers hope to get the go-ahead this year for a multi-million-euro tourism scheme on Ithaka under the Greek 'Fast Track' law to speed up licensing procedures for private-public investments.
Residents on Ithaca are pleading for help to restore a vital ferry service to Kefalonia and the mainland. Ferry services from Patras to Ithaca, via the port of Sami have been put on hold
The island of Ithaca in the Ionian islands could become a playground of the rich and famous if developers get to build a huge luxury holiday complex that will attract Hollywood stars.
Hollywood superstars Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have arrived on the on a summer holiday tour of the Mediterranean. The most couple has chosen the Greek Islands to spend their holidays this summer.
Travel along the east coast of Kefalonia and the holiday visitor cannot fail to spot the island of Ithaca just a few kilometres offshore.
High prices are putting off tourists on the Greek island of Ithaca, near Kefalonia. Locals have been warned to charge less as the number of visitors arriving by ferry dropped dramatically. Ithaca has seen a big fall in tourist arrivals . . .