6: Homer's Walk
Stavros - Archeological Museum - Homer's School - Stavros
An imaginary journey into the past.
The poet Homer lived 28 centuries ago. He described Ithaca, and the wanderings of its king Odysseus, in his epic poems.
There are very few people who have never heard of Odysseus. The story of his return to Ithaca, after the Trojan war, still inspires the imagination. The Iliad and the Odyssee are the oldest known and most important works of literature in Greek and Western history. These stories lie somewhere between myth and reality, and are still subject to research and discussion.
During this walk we visit the scale model in Stavros and we also explore the ancient site where excavations have taken place in search of proof that this island really is Homer's (and Odysseus') Ithaca. This walk is a must for lovers of Homer and for people who want to know the story behind Odysseus and Ithaca.
Easy walk but partially rocky