Discover Secret Islands While On Your Private Yacht Charter Around The Greek Islands
We’ve all heard of the seven Greek Ionian Islands, Corfu, Lefkas, Zante and the rest. However, this doesn’t mean they are the only ones in the Ionian Sea. This area of the Mediterranean is home to several other lesser known secret islands. In this blog you will find out all about three of our favourites. You can visit them on your private yacht charter around the Greek Islands. Follow the link to read my blog about, The small island of Strofadhes.
Marathonisi, a protected turtle nesting ground
Nestled within the heart of Zakynthos’ Koplos Lagana bay. Only a short trip away from the bustling shoreline, is the island Marathonisi. This island offers visitors the ultimate taste of Mediterranean paradise. Home to just two gleaming white beaches. The beach to the north protrudes out into the surrounding azure Ionian Sea. The other to the east hides below a sheer cliff edge, sheltered within the clutch a small cove. Besides the beaches, the rest of this small island has glorious woodland with the occasional cave dotted along its rugged shoreline.
Visiting Marathonisi can be difficult as it is actually a turtle nesting ground. Although visitors are welcome, boats are not allowed to anchor off the island’s coastline for fear of damaging the protected seabed beneath. Aboard the Glaros though, this is no trouble at all. We can simply anchor further offshore and head on over to the island via the speedboat. Follow this link to read my blog about, The Greek Flora and Fauna.
Sphacteria, an island that has witnessed history
To the pages of history, the island of Sphacteria in the southern region of the Ionian Sea is legendary. To your average traveller, it is almost unknown. Found near the town of Pylos off the coast of the Peloponnese. It was here that the warring states of Sparta and Athens had one of their most crucial battles. A battle which saw the warriors of Sparta surrender, for the first time in their history. While you won’t find any remnants of the conflict here anymore. You will find striking rock formations, incredible views and some great hiking trails.
Sapientza, the perfect island base for divers in Greece
A mountainous island, Sapientza is an unspoilt natural wonder, covered top to bottom in luscious vegetation. It is home to a large range of wildlife. For the divers among us, Captain Cliff can take you on an underwater tour of the nearby shipwrecks. Ancient Roman ships dating back thousands of years, lay beneath the waves. The wrecks still house traditional graphite columns and a host of other relics from another age. Follow this link for Captain Cliff’s blog about his life as a commercial diver.
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