Filiatro is the closest beach to Vathy, the capital of Ithaca. The warm, shallow crystalline waters are ideal mostly for the children. The beach consists of white shiny pebbles where only a few tourist facilities are found. Filiatro is a nice choice for those staying in the town of Vathy. Trees that come down to the sea shore offer natural shade and an inviting atmosphere. The beach is highly recommended for a relaxing sunbathing and a refreshing swim. For the alternative types, camping facilities are available at the back of Filiatro beach.
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.