Vathy Bay

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Phil D
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Vathy is THE port and a must see if travelling around the islands. Lots of activity with yachts coming and going constantly during summer. A very popular town with lots of restaurants & cafes.
Try to visit some beaches just out of town which are worth it. Or a boat ride to Gidaki for a swims & relax
Whitebait & anchovies are great.
Written July 16, 2022
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M & J Adventurers
Chipstead, UK591 contributions
Couples
We were staying 5 minutes outside Vathy (9 days) and went there every day to shop or eat in the day/evenings.

It is a busy place lots of boats to look at small to very large, and we hired a little boat from here to go around the Island and beaches. The time of the year we went (Sept) it calms down a bit, I could imagine in the high season it get seriously busy. It is a busy place, lots of Taverna's some bars, banks, Supermarket's in fact lots of little shops of all kinds, back streets to walk around so plenty to do. The thing we also liked it is very Greek not just full of tourists like us, it helped my Greek.

We really enjoyed Vathy day or night.

J & M
Written October 3, 2018
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Mid-Kate
London, UK436 contributions
Large bay at end of long channel. Boat mooring for €10 in town quay plus extra for electricity.
Cafes along the waterfront . Can get a little noisy at night.
Written October 12, 2020
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Grecian_Goddess82
Rothbury, UK240 contributions
We had a brief visit to the capital of Ithaca via a day boat trip from Fiscardo; Vathy is full of restaurants, cafés and boutiques and where we stopped for a light lunch and the first place we came across Vaflaki (mini waffles) – very scrummy.
The capital is not as humble as Kioni, Ithaca, but it does offer a more cosmopolitan taste. After lunch we had a short walk around the large bay, but to be honest, it did not have the personality of Fiscardo, Kefalonia or Kioni, Ithaca for me.
Written August 13, 2015
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Jan S
West Ashling, UK12 contributions
Couples
Sailing into the harbour very picturesque. Lots of places on waterfront for coffee and something to eat. Lovely little side streets for shopping. Would definitely reccomend a visit.
Written September 28, 2019
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Celestine65
Kent, UK268 contributions
Couples
A really pretty harbour with plenty of shops, bars, restaurants & ice cream parlours. Very much a yachting community although becoming more popular for say trips by boat or coach from Kefalonia. We love it & hope it does not become too busy with tourists & lose it's charm
Written June 15, 2019
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Dylan O
81 contributions
Couples
What a picturesque place hidden behind the mountains of Ithaca.
Lovely place to visit for a total relaxing holiday.
We were only there for a few hours before returning back to Kefalonia on the ferry
Written August 5, 2018
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Ilkleygirl
Ilkley, UK2,038 contributions
Fantastic place to stay.
Lots of great restaurants to choose from.
We stayed up the hillside on the way into Vathy. Walking down was fine but we used taxis for the return trip - 5euro each way.
But take note - no taxis are available if a ferry is due in as they all go over to the port hopefull to pick up a fair as people arrive into Ithaca .
Friendly area.
Written July 9, 2018
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AussieTravellersMelb
7 contributions
Couples
St Tropez in Greece.
Nice shops and food.
...Plenty of nice beaches. Boats for hire.
Jewellery Shops.
Ferry access from Pelopones
Written July 9, 2018
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KefaloniaLovers
England, UK46 contributions
Couples
This island is our little piece of heaven, it is so rare to find such an unspoiled destination in Europe. Get out of Vathy and it's peaceful, old Greece with stunning scenery and fantastically secluded beaches where the water is crystal clear. No water sports so no jet skis or banana boats only the occasional yacht moored in a sheltered bay. Go back into town in the evening were you can find Greek evenings with music and food in the square, just join in with the locals or go up market and rub shoulders with the seriously rich in a harbour side restaurants where they moor their gin palaces or just walk or sit and people watch. The food seems to be fresh and delicious wherever you eat and fish is the main dish. You must hire a car and don't go for bottom end, it won't get you down some of the beach roads and the rough roads have the best rewards at the end, if you can afford it hire a 4x4 and again if you can afford it hire a boat out of Vathy for a couple of days.
Because there is little rental property on the island you need to get in quick and book everything you need or want before you get there (car/boat etc).
Just let yourself relax into this wonderful place and you will never want to go anywhere else.
Written January 10, 2017
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