Ithaca or Ithaka is the mythical home of the great hero Odysseus. It is an island in the Ionian Sea, in Greece.It is an independent municipality of the prefecture of Kefalonia and Ithaka, and lies off the northeast coast of Kefalonia. The municipality of Ithaca includes some smaller islands as well. The capital, Ithaki has one of the world’s largest natural harbors.


There is also a strait situated in the western part of the island called the Strait of Ithaca.