Because it's Greece's most mythical island
If there was a home of Greek mythology, it’d be Ithaca. Perhaps the most famous of all Greek heroes, Odysseus of Homer’s epic Greek poem The Odyssey, is from Ithaca. In fact, he was the island’s rightful ruler. This is where he set sail to Troy before that Trojan horse plan, not to mention where his loyal lady Penelope waited 20 years for his return while he searched for home amidst difficulties involving sirens, a cyclops and the Underworld. It’s believed Odysseus landed on Dexa Beach (don’t miss visiting this gorgeous cove) on his return. Beautiful, green Ithaca carries its mythical history in its magical landscape and charming atmosphere.