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Robert Bittlestone
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Sadly, Robert Bittlestone, the lead author of ‘Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer’s Ithaca’ and the founder of the ‘Odysseus Unbound’ (OU) project died on 4 May 2015. Robert’s infectious enthusiasm, boundless energy, brilliant insights and inspirational leadership will be … Read More

The Odyssey
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From the Prologue to ‘Odysseus Unbound’ “The Odyssey is Homer’s story of the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War to his palace on the island of Ithaca and his battle to regain the kingship there after a long absence. … Read More

Research
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Rigorous academic research is at the core of the Odysseus Unbound project Advanced geophysical survey techniques have been used to meet the initial challenge of demonstrating that Paliki was a separate island at the time of Odysseus.  They include airborne, … Read More

The Book
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English Edition Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer’s Ithaca Robert Bittlestone, with James Diggle and John Underhill Published by Cambridge University Press. Publication date: October 6 2005. 618 pages, 340 colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780521853576 Biographies of the authors. Browse contents … Read More

The Evidence
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We are very close to finding the answer! Rigorous academic research, from geophysics to classical history, has produced compelling evidence to support Robert Bittlestone’s original hypothesis. Read the detailed report of our most recent geophysical research findings. Paliki was once … Read More

The Theory
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If Paliki, the peninsula on the western coast of Kefalonia, was a separate island at the time of Odysseus… …it is then a perfect candidate for Odysseus’ homeland of Ithaca, as described by Homer.  It’s west-facing, while the surrounding islands face … Read More

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