Agnadio Studios

The ideal place for your summer holidays in the spacious and luxurious apartments in a quiet and sunny hillside with…

Tavern Kantouni

In the tavern Kantouni you will enjoy a wide variety of cooked food, fresh meats seafood and tasty appetizerswhile overlooking…

Relax and Relief

My name is Mersini Taliouri and I was born in Athens . I have been living on the island of…

Calypso

Calypso is the ideal place to buy your souvenirs and gifts from Ithaca.

Forget me not

Here you will find many decorative and gifts proposals as well as Handmade constructions and artwork by Greek artists.

Trehantiri

Trehantiri tavern located at Vatthy, on the Back street of the Central Square. Trehantiri serves both locals and tourists who…

Restaurant Nikos

Nikos is one of the oldestrestaurant of Ithaca, with big experience in Greek traditional and homemade cooking.35 years tradition in…

Erigonis Simiris House

 An old residence in itha greece with the atmosphere of a traditional style, with family antiques and shady patios offering…

Chani

Placed In side of Niritos mountain near to Hommer Laerti's field under the protector of lthaca "Virgin Mary of Kathara",…

Nikos Apartments

The Nikos apartments are two beautiful new apartments in the center of the capital of Ithaca, Vathy. Their location is…

En Ithaki

Gifts, jewelry, accessories of exceptional taste and in a very big variety. In our store you will find very easily…

Sirens Restaurant- Yacht Club

Sirens restaurant-Yacht Club is located at Vathy, near the harbor and is one of the most popular restaurants of the…

Rotheis Magripis

Taxi Service - Rotheis Magripis Telephone Number: +30 6945 700 214 Pick up from the Port Transportation all over Ithaca…

Kalypso House

Kalypso House is located in upper Perahori with stunning views across mountains, sea and the village.

Kohili Restaurant

Welcome to Kohili restaurant. The restaurant is located at Vathy in the center of the capital city.

Decor House

In decor House you will find gifts and items for your house decoration.

Calypso Hotel

Built on a lush green hillside, Calypso apartments in Vathy, Ithaca, is a newly-built venue consisting of both luxurious and…

Katerina Dendrinou

I work with children with various learning difficulties. I work well with children who have developmental disabilities such as autism…

Nostalgia

Nostalgia offers traditional products, contemporary jewelry and artistic creations.

Studio Elena

We welcome you in Ithaca Greece and promise you memorable and unforgettable moments.

Odysseas Sea Taxi

Odysseus sea taxi is here to bring you to the most beautiful island in the Ionian sea, Ithaca, quickly, safely…

Zois

tradition since 1975! The quality that lasts! Zois is located in the central square of Vathy, Ithaca with view to…

Symposium

Symposium in Frikes for a traditional greek cuisine, eptanisian specialities, fresh fish being fished from the blue clean Ionio, including…

Margarita Studios

Margarita Studios, apartments and rooms with views of mountain and sea, with large outdoor spaces, quiet, near the beach of…

Villa Sarachiniko

 Welcome to Villa Sarachiniko. The Sarachiniko Villa is a beautiful holiday apartment house near Sarachiniko beach. It takes just a…

Villa Votsalo

 Welcome to Votsalo Villa, located on the coastline overlooking the Ionian Sea. The countryside location exudes all the natural beauty…

Mylos la creperie

One of the most classic stamping ground of the island. Operating since 1992, housed in one of the most beautiful…

Ageri Restaurant

Welcome to Ageri restaurant in Frikes village, one of the finest restaurants in Ithaca, offering traditional and modern mediterranean cuisine.

Hotel Mentor

The Mentor hotel is one of the most characteristic coastal buildings in Vathi. Built in 1969, the first organized hotel…

Euktimeno

Welcome to Euktimeno apartments Euktimeno is a Homeric terminology and it means "well built". The apartments are located in the…

The Ark

In the Book Store the "Ark" on the Seaside road next to the square in Vathi, you can find or…

Elpiniki Apartments

Welcome to Elpiniki apartments. The apartments are located in the area of kavos, in Vathy, overlooking to the picturesque harbor…

Greengrocer The Mpaxes

 Local greengrocer and mini-supermarket stocking a wide range of groceries , fresh fruit and vegetables.

Iris

Iris, the beauty of the rainbow in Ithaca. In our store you will find beauty products and toiletries that meet…

Siderochromatemporiki

In our Shop, you will find a huge variety  of paints and varnishes, building materials, insulation, hardware, sealants, ironmongery, and…

Dejavu

Welcome to Dejavu Cafe! Dejavu is a new modern cafe located in the heart of Vathy Ithaca. It's ideal for…

Restaurant Kalkanis

One of the most historical restaurants in Ithaca is “Aristotelis and Epiharis” two authentic and genuine people who characterized for…

Lourantos Apartments

Beautiful, modern apartments with a stunning view to Vathy Bay! Lourantos apartments are close to everything you might need: Beaches,…

Captain's Apartments

The "Captain's apartments", located only 150 meters from the seafront, offers you a pleasant, comfortable stay in studios and apartments

Children's Dream

In our store you will find a wide range of branded quality games for all ages and accessories for the…
Ithaca's folklore
Folklore

The traditions, customs, dialect, songs, religious fes­tivities, art and literature are some of the important elements that we know today as folklore.

These elements change from one period to another depending on the historical events that have taken place. The long Venetian occupation influenced more than the other periods the lifestyle, dialect and cus­toms in Ithaca creating like in the other Ionian islandsthe so-called “Eptanesian tradition”.

Ithaca a poor and barren island was not able to “keep” its population who had to become either sailors or emigrants especially during the 20th century. Since the younger population left to emigrate, the traditions and the customs started to fade out with the older ones which were left behind.

The following notes concern examples of past folk­lore sayings, rhymes, songs, incantations, and lamen­tations with some still in use today. The sources of this collection were from the memories of senior na­tives and a few old books about the island of Ithaca.