From Kefalonia we hopped onto another ferry to Ithaki, a tiny unassuming island that turned out to be the highlight of Greece, maybe even the highlight of the entire trip? Hard to say… but it´s up there in our top 5 favourite places. We arrived in mid September, so the tourist season was well and truly over, but the weather was still great and we had the place more or less to ourselves. I´m sure that in August the vibe would have been quite different, but during the time we were there, the island was sleepy and laid-back. Locals just getting on with their lives, somewhat indifferent to us, not at all hostile but also not wired to take advantage of the punters like sometimes happens in touristy towns. So it was just perfect. We explored and did our thing, camping on some spectacular (and empty!) beaches undisturbed by anyone except the occasional German nudist or a sailboat that would drop anchor in the bay and spend the night alongside us.
Absolutely stunning photos Murray! It’s time I move to Europe.
Hahahaha!If you´re put off by Portugal´s political issues and aggressive driving style, don´t even consider Greece…
Ithaki looks enchanting and having been to Corfu recently there are a few similarities there that made me smile whilst viewing your lovely photos. I loved the picture of the dog swimming especially. Great stuff!
Thank you for visiting 🙂
I’m always looking for blogs that mention Greece, as we keep a yacht there and spend up to six months each year sailing round the islands, the rest of the time we live in the U.K. We are currently in the Ionian. We’ve been to 43 greek islands, and we are very fond of Ithaca, having been there many times. I can recognise some of the places in your lovely photos.