Ithaca Info Ithaki Photos, Part 1
   Ithaca, the famed island of Odysseus, is the least spoiled of the Ionian islands. Though this is the likely island that Odysseus is trying to reach in Homerís Odyssey, tour operators have a hard time exploiting the island. That is because, like its neighbor, Ithaca is a series of sunken mountain tops connected by narrow strips of land. Because of this, and the fact that the mountain is mostly submerged, this tiny island is very mountainous with little room for any large scale settlements.

   However, that leaves much of the island unspoiled. One can see goats roaming the slopes as they may have during Odysseusí time. Or one can stair upon impressive cliffs leading down to clear, blue water. The island and the surrounding sea is a beauty to behold and should be visited on a trip through the Ionian.

  The pictures are in no real order. I think the pictures in part two give you a better feel for the island than part one.

I hope you enjoy the photos. Any comments, please E-mail me, .

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Boat in Fríkes harbor


Fríkes Swimming Area


Chapel for sailors?


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