Lefkada – Λευκάδα
Administrative region: Ionian Islands
Region unit: Lefkada
Population: 22,652 (2011)
Time zone: UTC +2 and +3 in the summer
Lefkada has 35 kilometres from north to south and 15 kilometres from east to west. It is also known as Lefkas it is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea…
Let me tell you a story or better yet a love story. Anyone can search online numbers and facts, routes and food so I have decided in today’s article to talk about a love story and how did Lefkada come to be known.
We are born, I think, seeking true love. Nobody teaches us how love stories should be, but we always find resources to paint them to our liking. However they would look like, no matter how many original pieces we add, they can only be supreme and complete. It is in our nature to want everything to the end, forgetting that sometimes destiny is following its course without giving us the right to replicate.
- Have you heard of Aristotle Onassis?
- The name of Aristotle Onassis remains forever linked to the epic succession of the ship-owner. He started from zero, conquered famous women, introduced the perfection to business, came to Olympus, but the “glory of the gods” threw him into Hades’ Inferno, crushed by sufferings.
- The career of Maria Callas had already begun its downward slide when she was introduced to Aristotle Onassis. It was 1957 and she was 35 years old.
The morning before a gala charity concert, Maria received a huge bunch of red roses, with good wishes in Greek, signed Aristotle Onassis.
Within a few weeks, he invited Maria and her husband to join him on his private yacht for a Mediterranean cruise. At first, Maria declined, saying she was too busy with her singing career but, finally, she accepted an invitation for a holiday on board the “Christina” yacht with Sir Winston and Lady Churchill.
For Maria, it was a magnificent three-week voyage. Their plans were to stop first at Portofino, and then go on to Capri for sight-seeing. Then they would sail from the Mediterranean through the Aegean Sea to the Gulf of Corinth. From there they planned a sightseeing trip of Delphi, sailing on to Izmir, the Turkish name for Ari’s boyhood home and then from Dardanelles to Istanbul and home again. Maria was drunk with the fresh sea air, the cloudless blue skies, and the company of Onassis. His eyes, her eyes, it was all the same to Maria. He bought Skorpios Island hoping that they would live happily ever after.
After Onassis bought Skorpios island, Lefkada stared to get known, the first hotel in Lefkada island was Nidri Hotel in Nidri area, and that is where Onassis staff stood on their free time.