The Best Bars In Ithaki, Greece

At the bar
At the bar | Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash
Evangelos Tsirmpas

The home of Odysseus, the legendary Ithaki has always been famous worldwide, from the Homeric epos, the poem by Cavafy, is a top Greek tourist destination. The rich history of the place, combined with the indescribable natural beauty, offers more than enough reasons to visit. Here’s our top picks for an evening drink when you’re in the city.

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Spavento Cafe Bar

Bartenders in action

Spavento is a lively cafe bar located in the area Kioni of Ithaki. It’s open year round, attracting both tourists and locals. It offers unforgettable moments of authentic Greek entertainment right next to the sea and serves up local drinks and meze dishes.

Soulatso Cafe Bar

Cozy atmosphere at Mylos

Located right at the heart of the island, in the wonderful Vathy, Soulatso is an interesting nightlife choice. The place is cozy, with elegant decorations and serves cool drinks and cocktails.

Exedra

Seaside outdoor tables

Cafe-bar Exedra is one of the oldest hotspots in the island of Ithaki, established since 1920. Located right next to the sea in Vathy, it offers great breakfast and coffee. Later at night it becomes a vibrant bar, serving ouzo, wine, tsipouro or cold beer, which is always accompanied with homemade meze dishes based on fresh fish or seafood.

Mylos

Cafe-bar Mylos is one of the most classic haunts of the island, established in 1992 and housed in a beautiful neoclassical building in Vathy. Aside from its delicious snacks and crepes, it also offers high quality bar service and amazing cocktails. After sunset, the bar follows smooth jazz, ethnic and lounge rhythms, while after midnight the fun and dance become more intense, with groovy and pop music.

Libro D’ Oro

The number one reason why to visit this place is Gerry, the owner of Libro D’ Oro with his unique personality and friendly attitude that instantly makes you feel at home. Open from very early in the morning until late at night, it serves excellent coffee and delicious waffles, pancakes and club sandwiches. At night the bar attracts several locals and tourists due to the dynamic music and the nice beers and cocktails.

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