Points of identification between Mount Neriton of Homer’s Ithaca and Mount Ainos on Kephallenia, which lies within the purlieus of the Pronnoi distric.
and Doulichion, Samê and wooded Zakynthos.
coast at Pheai (Katakolo).
(Panoramio google Photo by Kadoulas)
at Kastro Soldato near the
|Mount Ainos. Photo by Dimitris Vandoros|
This is the mountain which, with its ὕλη παντοίη (Od. 13.247-248) and vast forests, and above all with its fir wood for shipbuilding, laid the foundations for the primacy of Homeric Ithaca in the Mycenaean period and then of the Pronnoi district of Kephallenia, its successor in historical times (cf. Pronnaian coins).