Ulysses, also known as Odysseus, is a character from Greek mythology. King of Ithaca, son of Laertes, is one of the Achaean heroes described by Homer in the books of the Iliad and Odyssey, which feature him and from which he takes his name. The first, the Iliad, is about the famous Trojan War, a bloody war fought between the Achaeans and the mighty city of Troy, presumably around 1250 BCE in Asia Minor. The events of the conflict are known mainly through the epic poems Iliad and Odyssey attributed to Homer, composed around the 9th century BCE. With this itinerary, however, we focus on the second book, the Odyssey, which narrates the adventures that the protagonist Odysseus must overcome before returning to his island: Ithaca. Specifically, we concentrate on the arrival on the island, when Ulysses, or Odysseus, has to face the situation created years after his departure.
Entrance tickets are not required along this tour, since it passes completely along accessible areas!
This itinerary covers sections of unpaved paths/trails, even uphill, so comfortable clothes, hiking shoes and enough water and food are recommended (don’t forget sunscreen for the summer months!).
We recommend taking this tour by bike (or any other electrical/non-electrical means of transportation). We also suggest walking the route in the evening or early morning to avoid the hottest hours and possibly enjoy a magnificent sunset from the summit!