Dexa Beach lies within a large bay of olive groves, one kilometre north of Vathy, the island’s capital port. Behind the beach there are just a few houses hidden amongst the olive groves and there exists a sleepy and peaceful atmosphere.
In Homer's Oddysey, Areti is the Queen of the Phaeacians. Odysseus was returned to Ithaca by a Phaeacian longboat (the boat is then petrified by Poseidon). It is said that the Phaeacians dropped a sleeping Odysseus off on Dexa Beach.
Areti House is set on a hillside of olive groves just 100 metres above Dexa beach.
Comfortable, modern interiors open out on to wide terraces with fantastic views across the bay to the eastern coastline of Ithaca.
There is a simple snack bar/cantina (no music) just above the beach.
Maid service & linen change twice weekly
Location: car hire is recommended for ease of access to all parts of Ithaca, which is too diverse to ignore exploration. Vathy (shops, tavernas and boat hire) is just a 5 minute drive.
Accommodation: ground floor of an open-plan sitting room (WiFi/TV), dining area and kitchen; one twin bedroom (air-con); bathroom with shower. First floor of one double bedroom (air-con) and en suite bathroom with shower; one bedroom (air-con) with one set of bunk beds and one bedroom (air-con) with a small double bed; small bathroom with shower. Washing machine. Beach towels provided. Barbecue.