Stavros is the second biggest village on Ithaca and it is situated 16klm from Vathy. It was built in the 16th century and its main attractions are the archeological museum and the bust of Odysseus which can be found at the central square.
Below Stavros you can swim at the little port of “Poli”, which is also the seaport of the village. At a short distance from the village of Stavros lies the ancient Settlement of Pilikata. It is believed that the palace of Odysseus was situated on this hill. Excavations have brought to light a sculptured tomb and an altar from an ancient cemetery. These finds reveal the presence of human habitation on the island from the end of the third millennium B.C. In the small archaeological museum the visitor can see finds from the Cave of Loizos, Pilikata and the School of Homer. Amphorae, early Helladic vases, finds from the Neolithic era, Mycenaean pottery.