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Ithaca History Tours

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Ithaca History Tours is one of the most amazing experiences you can experience on the island of Ithaca Greece.

We will travel to archaeological sites and visit important historic sites. More specifically, we will know Ithaca both from the archaeological data and from the Odyssey data. Our private excursions are designed to cover a wide range of historical routes. So, we have selected the most popular tourist attractions in Ithaca. We can offer you the opportunity to escape from the beaten path to discover some of Ithaca’s most hidden gems. Moreover, our experienced guide will introduce you to the history of Ithaca Greece in every way. In addition, you do not have to worry about transportation, as we have a luxury 8-seater van. In the following tabs, you can read the details of the tours. The duration, the attitudes, the path, and the prices.

Ithaca Historic Tours

4-hour Historical Tour

We are going to visit:

  • Stavros Village, Loizos Cave in Polis
  • Stavros square Ulysses Bust, model of the Palace,
  • Pilikata Hill (Early Helladic Settlement, “Three Seas”)
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Homer’s School

Our tour will also include the exhibits and other archaeological data we will see, as well as visual material that we have at our disposal such as photographs, maps, drawings, representations.

Starting Time : 9:30                   Finish Time: 13:30

Program:
  • 9:30 We start from Vathi and we board at Van.
  • 10:00 We arrive at Stavros village and we begin the historical tour. There, you will admire the beautiful harbor of Polis and the cave of Loizos. We will talk about the life of Odysseus with the gifts of the Faiakes and the famous inscription ΕΥΧΗΝ ΟΔΥΣΣΕΙ. (20 minutes)
  • 10:30 We stop at Stavros Square to admire the bust of Odysseus. An illustration of his 10-year journey and a model of Odysseus’ palace from Bruno Mazzali. (20 minutes)
History Ithaca Odysseu’s Life

  • 11:00 We climb on the Pilikata hill, where the Early Helladic Settlement (3000 BC) was discovered. There, we see remnants from the wall of the settlement.
  • 11: 30 We visit the Archaeological Museum, where we see representative finds from the Early Helladic Settlement and tributes from the Holy Cave of the City. (20 minutes)
  • 12:00 We leave the hill and after a 30-minute hike. Then, we reach the Homer School, an archaeological site identified by the archaeologists with Odysseus’ palace. (45 minutes)
  • 12:45 Finally, we return by hiking on the same road to the Museum or (hiking) on ​​an old paved cobbled path to the Platrithias Bridge. (15 minutes)
  • 13:00 End of the tour, boarding at the van.
  • 13: 30 We arrive at Vathy.

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Duration 4 hours

Price: 40 € / person

minimum passengers: 4 (If you have less than 4 people, you have to pay the price for 4 people)

5-hour Historical Tour

We are going to visit:

  • Stavros Village, Loizos Cave in Polis
  • Stavros square Ulysses Bust, model of the Palace
  • Exhibition “The Sea”
  • Pilikata Hill (Early Helladic Settlement, “Three Seas”)
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Melanithros fountain
  • Homer’s School

Starting Time : 9:30                   Finish Time: 14:30

Program:
  • 9:30 We start from Vathi and we board at Van.
  • 10:00 We arrive at Stavros village and we begin the historical tour. There, you will admire the beautiful harbor of Polis and the cave of Loizos. Specifically, we will talk about the life of Odysseus with the gifts of the Faiakes and the famous inscription ΕΥΧΗΝ ΟΔΥΣΣΕΙ. (30 minutes)
  • 10:40 We stop at Stavros Square to admire the bust of Odysseus, an illustration of his 10-year journey and a model of Odysseus’ palace from Bruno Mazzali. (30 minutes)
  • 11:10 Free time at Stavros square, which presents the typical layout of a traditional settlement: the church, the school, the park, cafes, restaurants, shops, the hotel are located perimeter. Alternatively, we can visit the exhibition “The Sea from Odysseus to Homer “On Mycenaean shipbuilding and navigation. (20 minutes)
Ithaca History Tours

  • 11:30 After that, we climb on the Pilikata hill, where the Early Helladic Settlement (3000 BC) was discovered. There, we see remnants from the wall of the settlement and we reach the top of the hill, the point where the “Three Seas” appear.
  • 12:00 We visit the Archaeological Museum, where we see representative finds from the Early Helladic Settlement and tributes from the Holy Cave of the City. (30 minutes)
  • 12:30 We leave the hill and after a 30-minute hike, we reach Μelanitros fountain, located in an evocative landscape at the root of a rock.
  • 13:00 We reach Homer’s school an archaeological site identified by the archaeologists with Odysseus’ palace. (45 minutes)
  • 13:45 Finally, we return by hiking on the same road to the Museum or (hiking) on ​​an old paved cobbled path to the Platrithias Bridge (15 minutes)
  • 14:00 End of the tour, boarding at the van.
  • 14: 30 We arrive at Vathy

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Duration 5 hours

Price: 50 € / person

minimum passengers: 4 (If you have less than 4 people, you have to pay the price for 4 people)

6-hour Historical Tour

We are going to visit:

  • Vathi, Bust of Odysseus and Homer’s bust
  • Archaeological Museum Vathi
  • Stavros Village, Loizos Cave in Polis
  • Stavros square Ulysses Bust, model of the Palace
  • Exhibition “The Sea”
  • Exhibition “The light”
  • Pilikata Hill (Early Helladic Settlement, “Three Seas”)
  • Archaeological Museum

Starting Time : 9:00                   Finish Time: 14:30

Program:
  • 9:00 We start from Vathi in front of Odysseus bust. We learn the basics of Odysseus life. (25 minutes)
  • 9:30 We visit the Archaeological Museum in Vathi, where we see the bronze coins of the 4th century BC in the form of Odysseus and clay pots of the Protogeometric and Geometric period (1000-700 BC). (25 minutes)
  • 10:00 We board on the van, so as to reach North Ithaca. During the route, we will have the chance of admiring the Alcomenes Acropolis (the ancient city of Ithaca) and we learn about Sleeman’s excavations. (30 minutes)
  • 10:30 We arrive at Stavros village and we begin the historical tour. You will admire the beautiful harbor of the Polis and the cave of Loizos. We will talk about the life of Odysseus with the gifts of the Faiakes and the famous inscription ΕΥΧΗΝ ΟΔΥΣΣΕΙ. (20 minutes)
  • 11:00 We stop at Stavros Square to admire the bust of Odysseus, an illustration of his 10-year journey and a model of Odysseus’ palace, Bruno Mazzali. (30 minutes)

Ithaca Historic Tours

  • 11:30 We visit the exhibition “The Sea from Odysseus to Homer” on Mycenaean shipbuilding and navigation. (20 minutes)
  • 12:00 We visit the exhibition “Light in Homeric Ithaca”, presenting archaeological and historical data, as well as the Odyssey data, which document the identification of today’s Ithaca with the Homeric. (20 minutes).
  • 12:30 Free time at Stavros square, which presents the typical layout of a traditional settlement: the church, the school, the park, cafes, restaurants, shops, the hotel are located perimeter. Alternatively: Visit the exhibition “The Sea from Odysseus to Homer “On Mycenaean shipbuilding and navigation. (20 minutes)
  • 13:00 We climb on the Pilikata hill, where the Early Helladic Settlement (3000 BC) was discovered. We see remnants from the wall of the settlement and we reach the top of the hill, the point where the “Three Seas” appear. (15 minutes)
  • 13:20 We visit the Archaeological Museum, where we see representative finds from the Early Helladic Settlement and tributes from the Holy Cave of the City. (30 minutes)
  • 14:00 End of the tour, boarding at the van.
  • 14: 30 We arrive at Vathy

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Duration 6 hours

Price: 60 € / person

minimum passengers: 4 (If you have less than 4 people, you have to pay the price for 4 people)

8-hour Historical Tour

We are going to visit:

  • Vathi, Bust of Odysseus and Homer’s bust
  • Archaeological Museum Vathi
  • Stavros Village, Loizos Cave in Polis
  • Stavros square Ulysses Bust, model of the Palace
  • Exhibition “The Sea”
  • Exhibition “The light”
  • Pilikata Hill (Early Helladic Settlement, “Three Seas”)
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Melanithros fountain
  • Homer’s School

Our tour will also include the exhibits and other archaeological data we will see, as well as visual material that we have at our disposal (photographs, maps, drawings, representations), in constant comparison with the Odyssey data.

Starting Time : 9:00                   Finish Time: 16:30

 

Program:
  • 9:00 We start from Vathi in front of Odysseus bust. We learn the basics of Odysseus life. (25 minutes)
  • 9:30 We visit the Archaeological Museum in Vathi, where we see the bronze coins of the 4th century BC in the form of Odysseus and clay pots of the Protogeometric and Geometric period (1000-700 BC). (25 minutes)
  • 10:00 We board on the van, so as to reach North Ithaca. During the route, we will have the chance of admiring the Alcomenes Acropolis (the ancient city of Ithaca) and we learn about Sleeman’s excavations. (30 minutes)
  • 10:30 Then, we arrive at Stavros village and we begin the historical tour. You will admire the beautiful harbor of the Polis and the cave of Loizos. There, we will talk about the life of Odysseus with the gifts of the Faiakes and the famous inscription ΕΥΧΗΝ ΟΔΥΣΣΕΙ. (20 minutes)
  • 11:00 We stop at Stavros Square to admire the bust of Odysseus, an illustration of his 10-year journey and a model of Odysseus’ palace from Bruno Mazzali. (30 minutes)
  • 11:30 We visit the exhibition “The Sea from Odysseus to Homer” on Mycenaean shipbuilding and navigation. (20 minutes)
Ithaca History Tours

  • 12:00 Then, we visit the exhibition “Light in Homeric Ithaca”, presenting archaeological and historical data, which document the identification of today’s Ithaca with the Homeric. (20 minutes).
  • 12:30 After that we have free time at Stavros square, which presents the typical layout of a traditional settlement. The church, the school, the park, cafes, restaurants, shops, the hotel are located perimetrically. Alternatively, we can visit the exhibition “The Sea from Odysseus to Homer “. (20 minutes)
  • 13:00 We climb on the Pilikata hill, where the Early Helladic Settlement (3000 BC) was discovered.
  • 13:30 We visit the Archaeological Museum, where we see representative finds from the Early Helladic Settlement and tributes from the Holy Cave of the City. (30 minutes)
  • 14:00 We leave the hill and after a 30-minute hike and we reach Μelanitros fountain, located in an evocative landscape at the root of a rock. (10 minutes)
  • 14:40 After that, we reach Homer’s school an archaeological site identified by the archaeologists with Odysseus’ palace. (45 minutes)
  • 15:30 Finally, we return by hiking on the same road to the Museum or (hiking) on ​​an old paved cobbled path to the Platrithias Bridge (20 minutes)
  • 15:50 End of the tour, boarding at the van.
  • 16: 30 We arrive at Vathy

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Duration 8 hours

Price: 70 € / person

minimum passengers: 4 (If you have less than 4 people, you have to pay the price for 4 people)

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