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Ithaca, Ithaki in Greek, is a mountainous island in the Ionian Sea, south of Lefkas and east of Kefalonia. It's small, less than 100 km², green and wild. Its beauty is captivating and varied, and it's exceptionally suited to explore on foot. Ithaca has 3000 inhabitants and is also known as the home of Odysseus, Homer's hero.

In early spring the temperature is already very pleasant (about 20 C) with the bright sun shining in a cloudless sky. But it can also rain. With force! However, most rain falls in winter. In spring and autumn the showers are short and strong. That's why the Ionian islands are very green and there's a lush growth of wild springflowers. The temperature of the seawater is still cool in early spring, but in autumn it's downright lovely. In september and october, when the afternoons can get fairly warm, there's nothing better than a refreshing dip in the clear blue sea.

It's very quiet in spring and autumn, and there is always something to discover. There are ruins and traces from the past when the island was extensively cultivated. You can imagine how Ithaca looked decades or even centuries ago, because so little has changed. People still grow olive trees, keep sheep and goats, and go fishing. Ithaca is an island for lovers of peace and quiet, nature and culture.

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