Poulenta is a traditional cream with cournflour eaten hot in the cold winter days.
Tserepa is a casserole made of clay. The chicken is prepared and put into a metal pan which is covered by the tsereoa and then surrounded by charcoal for a uniform baking.
Gidaki beach is one of the most stunning Beaches on Ithaca, with its clear and transparent water it’s a swimmer paradise, with umbrellas and sun beds available for rent.
Sarakiniko beach is situated about 3 kilometers from Vathy and is close to Filiatro beach. It boasts of a brilliant natural setting.
A narrow beach with sand and pebbles, filled with pine trees and thrift, deep in the bay with the same name, 3 km from Vathy.
In the entrance of Vathi port, at the left side, under the Venetian canons you will find the beautiful Loutsa Beach. It has a canteen, umbrellas and deck chairs. It has the mostly shallow waters on the island.
Dexa beach is narrow beach with shallow water, situated 1.5 km north from Vathi along the road to Aetos and northern Ithaca. The beach is ideal for families with children and it has been awarded the blue flag.
The beautiful beach of Agios Ioannis is located on the west coast of Ithaca. The road from Lefki is difficult, with hairpin turns on a steep track that ends about 100m from Agios Ioannis beach, a path then leads down past the windmill. Agios Ioannis beach has no shade and no facilities but still remains one of the most stunning Beaches of Ithaca due to its exceptional crystal clear waters. Definitely worth visiting are the gorgeous little Beaches in the area to which you can walk or swim to from the main beach.