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Odysseus's Ithaca : The Discovery
 


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The Fournias Peninsula encircling from the northeast the bay of Panormos (Homer's port of Ithaca), where Fiscardo (Homer's City of Ithaca) under the Hill of Spilovouno (Homer's Nion) is located, on the cape bearing the same name as the village. At the top of the forest-covered slope, sharp remains of the Byzantine church are visible, where Apollo's temple existed in ancient times. I believe this was the Ithacan place which Homer calls in the Odyssey Apollo's holy grove.
Page 55, Picture 27
The hillock above Fiscardo to the northeast; next to the Panormos guesthouse - the house on the left of the picture, is the ancient cemetery. On an elevated spot to the right is the school, and the rest of the houses belong to the village of Fiscardo. Hill Spilovouno (Homer's Nion) rises above the hillock to the south (left). Hill Portes extends to the west. I assume the hillock was referred to as Hillock of Hermes during Homer's time, and I believe the high double house of Odysseus was located there, with a yard surrounded by a wall. The view is from Cape Fiscardo on the peninsula of Fournias, next to the entrance to the bay of Panormos (Port of Ithaca).
Page 57, Picture 29

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