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Ithaca, Greece
Map of Greece showing Ithaca highlighted in red
Public DomainMap of Greece showing Ithaca highlighted in red - Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Odysseus’ home and the end goal of his journey is the island of Ithaca. This is also where any scenes involving Penelope and the Suitors, and some with Telemachus, take place. Ithaca is a Greek island in the Ionian sea, east of Cephallonia, west of mainland Greece. During the Mycenaean period, it was the capital of the Cephallonian area.


The Island of Ithaca
Creative Commons AttributionThe Island of Ithaca - Credit: astronautilus/Picasa Web Albums