Sarakiniko beach is situated about 3 km from Vathy, the capital of Ithaca. This beach boasts one of the most brilliant natural settings with lush green surroundings and emerald waters. It is very quiet and calm with a dazzling sea and a pebbly beach. Sarakiniko beach has ample shade areas due to the cypresses and the olive trees that dot the landscape. Sunbathing on the pebbly surface is a common feature in this beach. You will notice the lack of tourist facilities preserving the natural beauty of Sarakiniko. It is ignored by most of the tourists but well-appreciated by the nature lovers. 1 km away from the much-commercialized Filiatro Beach which is full of amenities for the tourist. Sarakiniko beach is very good for snorkelling due to the clear and transparent water. For the offbeat traveler, seeking the tranquility of nature, Sarakiniko is an ideal destination. You can also visit the known 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.