Palace of Odysseus

Ithaki, Greece

Palace of Odysseus in Ithaki (Ithaca) island was built probably around 1300 BCE. The Greek archaeologists have claimed that the palace was the home of Odysseus, the famous hero of Homer’s epic poem. The complex also features and a well from the 8th century BC, roughly the period in which Odysseus is believed to have been king of Ithaca.


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Ithaki, Greece
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Founded: 1300 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Greece


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Owen (2 years ago)
Getting into the palace was a struggle and slightly confusing. The gate connected to the 6 foot tall fence is locked. The easiest entrance is before you get to the fence area. There is a thin wooden stick sign and some steps, what take you up to a hole in the fence.
Adrian Jelfs (2 years ago)
Just climb in and enjoy
Alexandra Dontu (2 years ago)
The view from Palace ♥️
Simon Hengeveld (3 years ago)
While of possible historical importance, the site itself is not very interesting to visit right now. There are some piles of stones present, but it is difficult to see what these buildings were like in the past. There are no signs with information or explanation, making the visit a little bit pointless. However, the view of Ithaca from the hike up after the palace is quite nice.
bill Papa (3 years ago)
Tricky to find as there is no sign of Odysseus palace Just a sign titled school of Homer. It is much unhighlighted and the two top buildings are somewhat preserved but there is no information about them. the place seems much abandoned and we were Just Lucky to spot out the structures on the hill as there is no sign pointing towards them.
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