Ithaca – Tradition
An island with a history that dates back thousands of years, a worldwide symbol of nostos and of the love we feel for our homeland, Ithaca could show nothing less than a rich culture, that is part of the life of its inhabitants and its visitors.
Spread throughout the island are, full of significant findings, whereas the Homeric references hold a special place in Ithaca’s culture: even though researchers claim that he had never set foot on the island, the way he describes Ithaca is like he is talking directly to the visitor about what he is seeing, and his descriptions are still relevant today. The byzantine tradition and the Venetian rule have left their own marks on Ithaca’s culture and their influence is most visible at the of the island.
Theof Ithaca are the safeguards of the ancient cultural history of the island, while at Ithaca’s feasts, full of the Ionian spirit, you will get the chance to meet the contemporary traditions of the island. A significant number of cultural associations and centers play an important role in the cultural life of the island, while the small Ionian island has also a big tradition in .
Finally, theof Ithaca, that may refer to its culture and history, but also its , will leave no visitor untouched.
Easter on Ithaca
Easter on Ithaca - The traditions are kept faithfully on this small island of the Ionian Sea, where the solemnity of the Holy Week dominates the churches. Read more
Rovani dessert is a traditional dessert made with rice and honey, that you will find at all the pastry shops and bakeries in Ithaca. Read more
How to talk in … “Ithacan”
How to talk in ... "Ithacan" - With the singing tonality of the Ionian Islands, the Ithacans (or Thiaki) still use words and phrases from their tradition. Read more
Savoro fish - a traditional Ionian recipe for marinated fish, also found on Ithaca. Read more
Chicken in Tserepa
Chicken in Tserepa is the traditional Ithacan way of cooking, usually, chicken, but also of other types of meet, like goat or rabbit. Read more
You will find a huge variety of local Ithacan products at the market that takes place at the central square of Ithaca every year in the beginning of August. Read more
Feast in Kathara
Every year, on September 7th, a big feast - the Feast in Kathara - is held in the courtyard right in front of the belfry. Read more
Feast of Virgin Mary in Anogi
On the eve of the celebration of Virgin Mary, 15th of August, do not miss the feast of Virgin Mary in Anogi. Read more
Feast of the Savior
On the 5th and 6th of August a large feast takes place on the main square of the village Stavros - the Feast of the Savior. Read more
On the last Saturday of July, the Welfare Association of Perachori organizes a large wine festival, with plenty of free local wine. Read more
Feast of Saint Elias
Feast of Saint Elias - on 20th of July, the day of celebration of Saint Elias, a large feast of music and dancing takes place at the beach of Kioni. Read more
Ayia (Saint) Marina Fair
Ayia (Saint) Marina Fair, celebrated on the 17th of July. The day when the small village of Exogi overflows with people and life! Read more