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2: Vathi Tour

A pleasant and easy walk around the beautiful bay of Vathi. Includes visits to the Maritime and Folklore Museum, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Venetian cannons at Loutsa.

Starting from the statue of Odysseus, we stroll towards the Folklore museum which gives insight to the cultural heritage of Ithaca.

Past the library with the monument to Lord Byron, we reach the Metropolitan Cathedral with its exquisitly carved wooden iconostasis. We continue to the far end of the bay and walk among pine and eucalyptus trees.

At Loutsa beach a short and narrow footpath takes us up to the remains of a fort with Venetian cannons. From here we walk back around the bay.

Duration: 3 hours
Total distance : about 4 km (2,5 miles)
Difficulty: easy

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