Exotic locations to visit when you rent a boat in Ionian Islands
Located in the beautiful Ionian Sea, the Ionian Islands are a breath of fresh air while in the region. They are located off the west coast of Greece and comprise of the beautiful islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Corfu, Ithaca, Lefkada, Paxos and Kythira. The islands are frequented by many for their stunning sandy beaches, charming villages, crystal clear waters and beautiful scenic countryside that flourish in beautiful greenery and mesmerizing nature. While a trip to each island will leave you breathless with its sheer beauty, as a collection of islands, the Ionian Islands are every holiday maker’s dream come true.
A number of people rent a boat in Ionian Islands in order to be a part of the amazing ambience of beautiful sights and smells, with waters that flow in the most amazing clarity and short-hop sailing destinations between the islands. There is an abundance of fascinating places to visit, mouth-watering dishes to try and beautiful waters to set sail from or indulge in water-sport activities.
A sail to the South Ionian base presents many a visitor with its retention of much of its ethnicity. There are a number of tavernas and local stores to visit, with Lefkas town providing for a splendid shopping and touring destination. The North Ionian base on the other hand provides for a rich and fascnating history. Corfu town in particular which is intrinsically tied to Greek ancient history has an abundance of history to be discovered.
Following a number of invasions and an infusion of different cultures, the islands are influenced with a variety of cultures. The islands were not only ruled by a number of foreign conquerors but were also ruled by the Byzantines, the Venetians, the Ottoman and the Frankish. As such there is a wonderful blend of amazing architecture and charming cultural traits.
Rent a boat in Ionian Islands and be part of beautiful temperate climate, magnificent mountains, shimmering beautiful waters, a wonderfully lush vegetation, a rich history and wonderful cultural heritage, not forgetting the hospitable locals
Weather conditions to expect when you rent a boat in Ionian Islands
The weather conditions to the area are such that the months of May and October average temperatures of 24 degrees while late June, July and August and September average temperatures of between 29-32 degrees. For sailors, the months of May through to October are more ideal for a great sailing experience. Expect the Meltemi winds that prevail from the north-west in the summer season, with the winds averaging 3-4 Beaufort in the afternoon before dying off at sunset.
The islands embrace a mild and temperate climate that makes them an ideal destination for many.