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, Paxi, Kerkyra, Ithaki, and Kythira. Therefore… Continue Reading Lefkada Guide, Visit Lefkada With Deep Blue Yacht Charters
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… Continue Reading Choose Peace and Quiet in Paxos, Anti-paxos
Zakynthos, also better known as Zante. It was first called Zante, the flower of the east, by the Venetians. They occupied the island for 300 years from 1489. Most of all, the Island was important for them, to protect their trade routes, to the east. Rebuilt since 1953 when an earthquake demolished all but a… Continue Reading Zakynthos
Corfu-The Unmissable Island Corfu is an island of contradictions. From the sprawling resorts of Kavos, past the historic museums of Corfu Town. Then on to the wild beauty of the Korission Lake reserve, this is an island with something for everyone. Is there any wonder that so many passengers on our chartered Ionian cruises. Make… Continue Reading Corfu – Sun, Sand and Something for Everyone
When booking a luxury Ionian cruise, different passengers are looking for different things. Those seeking bright lights and late nights head to Corfu. History buffs find it hard to say no to Odysseus’ Ithaca. But there’s one island that’s loved by those who seek out the finer things in life. If your idea of a… Continue Reading Cephalonia – Land of Relaxation and Captain Corelli
Next time you build up “team-building” at a board meeting, you’ll see shoulders slump and expressions harden. Because nobody wants to spend their weekend drinking cold coffee at a damp corporate retreat before spending a day doing dull trust exercises and maybe a bit of paintball. There is a better way to get your team… Continue Reading Will a Corporate Charter Make Your Team Shipshape?
A quick guide to why you should visit Ithaca on your private yacht charter around the Greek Islands.
A Guide To What You Can Get Up To On Lefkada While On Your Luxury Yacht Holidays Around the Mediterranean Beautiful, vibrant, full of life and, most importantly, home to Deep Blue Yachting. Lefkas, otherwise known as Lefkada, is one of the Ionian Sea’s brightest jewels. If you choose to join us on the island… Continue Reading Discover Lefkada
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.… Continue Reading Three Secret Islands of The Ionian Sea