The graphical village of Frikes lies on the northeast part of the island 19 km away from Vathi. In the small port you will see two traditional windmills and small beautiful Beaches that attract many people.
The Picturesque village of Exogi lies on the Homeric Mountain of Neion, at an altitude of 340m surrounded by wide "steps" of fertile land full of vineyards. Exogi, meaning "Out land", is only 2km from Platrithias and a total distance of 20km from Vathy.
Vathy (or Vathi) is the capital of Ithaca since 1500 and has a population of 1700 people. Vathy’s is build like an amphitheatre around it's natural port (the Homeric Forkys port) which is 300m. wide and its length is 926m.
Ithaki has many beautiful trails but there are ceritan things that hikers should look out for. On some of the paths the spporting walls have degraded and require caution when walking on or around them.