Explore Zakynthos on-board the crewed luxury charter yacht Glaros. Deep Blue Yachting is based on the island of Lefkada which is also in the Ionian Island chain. We are just a short cruise from Zakynthos, therefore we frequently visit the island. …
Based on the beautiful Ionian Island of Lefkada is the charter company, Deep Blue Yachting. The Ionian Islands are mostly grouped close together. As a result, this means that it is just a short hop from one island to the next. It also means that shelter is always close by should the weather become inclement. Most importantly, this makes Lefkada a terrific place to charter a yacht.
The Ionian Islands consist of seven main islands and also several smaller islands. Situated on the West coast of mainland Greece. Archaeological finds show that the first inhabitants came to the islands in the Stone Age. The area was flourishing during the Mycenaean period.
Corfu (Kerkyra) is the most northern of the islands. Paxos (Paxi) is between Corfu and Lefkas (Lefkada), which is further south. After that is Ithaca, (Ithaki). Cephalonia (Kefalonia), is to the west of Ithaca. South of Cephalonia is Zante (Zakynthos). The most southern island is Cythera, (Kythira).
Several countries have fought for the Ionian Islands, over the years. From 1204 the islands were under Venetian rule by the Republic of Venice. In 1997 Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Venice. Then the islands came under French domination. In 1809 after defeating the French fleet in Zakynthos and capturing Cephalonia. The islands came under British rule. In 1862, the British transferred the islands to Greece. The Italians and Germans occupied the islands during the second World War.
Twenty-Five million visitor’s flock to the islands in 2016. So that they can enjoy the endless summer sunshine and beautiful beaches. Tourism is now a major part of the country's income. Therefore the traditional industries of the islands like fishing and agriculture are dwindling.
Lefkada is one island in a chain of seven islands located in the Ionian Sea. Which is on the western side of Greece. The chain of islands, are traditionally called the Heptanese, "the seven islands". There are also many small islands. However the principle ones are Lefkada, Kefalonia, Zakinthos, …
How far would you go for peace and quiet? According to Greek myth, Poseidon, the great god of the sea, used his trident to split Paxos, Anti-paxos from Corfu so that he and his wife could enjoy a quiet, peaceful holiday on a beach. It’s a great story, and when you step off the luxury yacht Glaros. …