Aetos (or Bros Aetos, meaning Front Aetos) is a large bay, only 3 km west of Vathy. It is one of the prettiest beaches of Ithaca with unspoiled characteristics. Surrounded by a vast area of pine trees and lush vegetation, the crystallιne bay boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere and provides an ideal spot for every traveler. The beach is covered with white shiny pebbles but no facilities. Aetos is a nice choice for swimming before you board the boat. The beach is visible from the main road of Vathy and despite its close proximity to the town, it is usually quiet.
Vathi or Vathy is the main harbor of Ithaca and lies at the head of a long inlet on the East coast, four miles south of Kioni and five miles south of Frikes. It is a popular destination for yachts of all sizes during the season, as it provides a number of berthing opportunities as well as good anchorage off the town.