If you're looking to indulge in a spot of shopping, you'll find the best of the island's offering located in Vathy. Here you'll find a good selection of local goods to buy, including handmade jewellery, antiques, traditional costumes and works of art.
Along with many of the Greek Islands, the best way to appreciate the great variety of Greek specialities is by ordering a meze which will consist of small local plates of dips as well as local fish and meat dishes for the whole family to enjoy. Taverna and restaurants offer a wide varierty of local and international cuisine.
There is a good selection of bars, tavernas and cafés in most resorts, but resorts on Ithaca are generally more low-key than some of the larger Greek Islands. If you're looking to dance the night away, you'll find Vathy has a couple of discos.