What to see and do in Kioni – the most popular destination
Kioni is situated at the northernmost part of the island, at a distance of 25 km to Ithaca’s capital, Vathy. It is a preserved traditional settlement which captures the visitor with its quaintness and its idyllic landscape.
Kioni is the most popular tourist destination of Ithaca and it deservedly claims to be one of the most beautiful in Greece, since it has amazingly succeeded to maintain its exquisite traditional colour and its unique identity.
Though Kioni receives plenty of visitors each year, still breathes a tranquil peacefulness to mind and senses, and it is an ideal shelter for those who wish to relax even at the peak of the tourist season in a peaceful and majestic environment, escaping from the noisy routine and the stress.
It is built amphitheatrically in verdant hills which end to a natural cove, in the entrance of which 3 stone windmills are standing. The natural small port was erstwhile base of pirates while today is a charming shelter for many fishing boats, sailing ships, even luxurious yachts, since Kioni is a favourite resort, especially among yacht owners and not only, offering plenty of choices concerning accommodation, entertainment but also isolation.
On the way from Frikes to Kioni and at a distance of 5 minutes from Likoudis villas, you will meet five clear beaches; Kourvoulia, Piso Kourvoulia, Tsitsimida, Plakoutses and Mavrona, all famous for their crystalline cool waters and their rich shade; definitely the most desirable features during hot summer months.
At the beach of Kioni, there are boats to rend in order to explore the hidden beaches which are accessible only by boat and are located around the capes of Kioni, of Rahi and of Frikies-Marmakas.
Ithaca is worldly known for being the birthplace of the Homeric hero, Odysseus (Ulluses). For years he was wandering, meeting exotic lands, confronting temptations and dangers but Ithaca had enslaved his heart and the dream to return home never left his mind. The enchantment of the island seems somehow to have remained untouched through time. Once you’ve been to Ithaca, it’s difficult to forget this small, mountainous island with its captivating scenery.
Kioni – Ithaca
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