The lovely little island of Ithaca has been inhabited since the 2nd millennium BC. It may have been the capital of Kefalonia during the Mycenaean period.
The island is generally identified with Homer’s Ithaca as the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is the plot of the classical Greek tale The Odyssey. Below is a statue of the tale’s hero.
But forget ancient history, we’re heading to the treats of the present – namely icecream!!! Brain freeze but worth it!
My little Greek hero gets in on the posing action!
Here’s a selection of colourful snaps from the busy bustling little harbour shops. From fridge magnets to multicoloured woven rugs.
As well as tacky souvenirs, there’s plenty of tasty Greek treats to tempt your taste buds – as well as food for the English palette too.