A mythical people who, according to Homer, lived on Scheria, in antiquity identified with Corcyra. When Odysseus shipwrecked on their island he was welcomed by King Alcinous and his daughter Nausicaa. In their fast ship they took Odysseus from Scheria to his homeland of Ithaca in a single night. The eponymous ancestor of the Phaeacians is Phaeax.



  • Homer. Odyssey v, 288 ff.; vi, 201 ff.; viii, 556 ff.