After Odysseus lands on Ithaca, Homer describes his journey across his homeland through several key locations to his palace where he confronts Penelope’s suitors.
Taking as a starting point that Homer referenced real places, Robert Bittlestone identified a number of locations on Paliki that closely match the text descriptions in the ‘Odyssey’, considerably reinforcing the hypothesis.
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Kastelli, the Livadi Marsh and many of the other candidate Homeric sites referred to in the book are on private property or are designated sites of archaeological interest. Greek law is very strict in forbidding the removal of any artefacts, however small, from archaeological sites. Infringement can result in imprisonment.
These sites must not be visited without the permission of the landowner and/or accompanied by a member of the Odysseus Unbound project team.