Ferries to Ithaca (Pisaetos) depart from two ports, Killini and Patras. Pisaetos port lies in a small picturesque bay and is one of the world's largest natural harbors. It's located in the Ionian Sea at the western side of Ithaca, right across Kefalonia. Ithaca’s port is called Pisaetos and its locatedon the western part of the island.
Killini is situated on the western part of Peloponnese while Patras is on the northwest coast of Peloponnese. Both ports are used as a getaway to the Ionian islands while Patras port also connects Greece with the Italian ports.
The ferry from Killini to Ithaki operates in the summertime, usually there is one daily crossing at 07:00am and arrives by 09:35. The duration of the trip is approximately 2,5 hours.
There's also a daily departure from Patras port at 13:00, arrives by 17:05 the duration of the trip is about 4 hours.
For your information all crossings are operated with the conventional ferries of Levante ferries company.
Ithaca is a small island in the Ionian Sea, dotted with rocky cliffs and dense forests. Home to one of the most famous Greek heroes - Odysseus. Ithaca attracts tourists with its medieval temples, rich museum collections and mountain villages with traditional Greek architecture. Here reigns clean air, sunny weather, peaceful atmosphere. And most importantly - there are more than a dozen beaches with interesting terrain, huge boulders, lots of greenery. Most of them are ideal for diving, swimming and snorkeling. Make sure to visit the most popular beach of the island, Filiatro. It is well equipped, has a breezy atmosphere and is only 10-15 minutes away from Vathi by car.
Another interesting museum on Ithaca is the Stavros Museum. His collection includes household items, clay masks and other things that, according to legend, belonged to Odysseus.
Do not miss the chance to visit Aspros Gialos, a snow-white coast which contrasts with the green slope of Mount Niritos and the blue sea. This beach is rightfully considered the pearl of the island with the amazing view of amazing turquoise color, snow-white pebbles and picturesque surroundings. It is located between Ithaca and Kefalonia. The eastern coast of Kefalonia is visible from Aspros Gialos even without binoculars. If you’re not in love with the island already then you definitely will be once you get there!
One of the major perks of traveling by ferry is that you have the option to enjoy your trip wherever you please. You will have access to the on-board lounges, a relaxing space for a quiet, comfortable journey and experience the amenities that the ferry offers. Even if you're not a sea lover, since this isn't a highspeed vessel, the whole trip is on a steady pace in order for you to enjoy every aspect of it. You will also have the chance to enjoy the scenic sea view right on deck.
Just a little tip, worst case scenario if someone gets easily seasick, motion sickness medication would be the perfect solution for that.
If you'd like to explore a bit, the closest islands keep in mind that through Killini port you’re able to visit Kefalonia and Zakynthos island. As through Patras port you could easily end up in Kefalonia (Sami port) or even to the Italian ports (Venice, Bari, Ancona, Brindisi )