8: Kioni - Anogi - Vigla - Kioni
From the waterfront in Kioni we climb to Anogi following a very old donkey track.
Recently part of the footpath has been paved with stone slabs. We pass cultivated areas and thickly forested slopes. Reaching the plateau, the path levels out and soon we're in Anogi, the highest village of Ithaca.
At the local kafeneio a traditional Greek lunch awaits us (15 euros p/p). We also vist the Byzantine church next to the kafeneio with its outstanding frescoes and Venetian belltower.
On our way back we cross the plateau via goat tracks and terraces, passing intriguing ruins and ancient trees. We end up back in Kioni.
Walking hours: 5