If you are a historian, or cartographer or geographer who can shed any light on this or give us guidance on where we might find older maps and records (Classical Greek, Roman, Norman, Venetian or Ottoman) that might have more clues to the location of Doulichion, we’d love to hear from you. Once you agree, the file is added. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. The island has a surface of 5.400.000 m 2 (1335 acres) with the highest point on the island reaching 250 meters above sea level. The site of Dulichium gave rise to much dispute in antiquity.

Petalas (Greek: Πεταλάς) is the largest island (area 5.5 square kilometres or 2.1 square miles) of the Echinades, among the Ionian Islands group of Greece.As of 2011, it had no resident population. So it looks as if what the map-maker is saying is that the island’s vernacular name is ‘Doulchio’, but that there is also the purist form ‘Dolicheion’. This discovery strengthens the case for the Odysseus Unbound theory even further.

Did he simply copy and translate it from Delisle’s Graeciae Antiquae? [2] Nonetheless, the Odyssey does not explicitly state that Dulichium is a subject state under the rule of Odysseus' Ithacan kingdom. Wilhelm Dörpfeld supported the theory of Hellanicus that Dulichium was the Homeric name of Cephalonia. At all times, our collection, storage and use of your personal data will continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy.

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The island has a surface of 5.400.000 m2 (1335 acres) with the highest point on the island reaching 250 meters above sea level.Dulichium is located in the Ionian Sea near the entrance to the Gulf of Corinth and is part of the Echinades Islands. Experience the whole island for just one group at a time.

We will always treat your personal information responsibly. Stripe, PayPal and GoCardless support the European Union’s new Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements (effective from 14 September 2021). Professor James Diggle adds: the name printed on the island is ‘Δολιχειον’ (‘Dolicheion’), the name printed under it is ‘Δουλχιό’ (Doulchio). If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. Various references to Doulichion as the name for Ithaki occur in the historical record from Virgil through to the Venetians. Dulichium is frequently mentioned along with Same, Zacynthus, and Ithaca as one of the islands associated with Odysseus' territorial possessions, and is celebrated for its fertility.