The sixth largest island in Croatia, Korcula is 20 miles long and rather narrow, between 4 and 5 miles wide on average.
Simi in Greece is a tiny island of Dodecanese that amazes visitors with the calm atmosphere and the fabulous architecture.
The ancient sites of Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Patara are all close by, with Kekova, Demre, Myra, Phaselis, Olympos and Aspendos slightly further afield, but all easily accessible.
Tivat is the newest and smallest municipality in the Bay of Kotor. It did not begin to grow and develop as an urban centre until the end of the nineteenth century.
The spindly, 50-mile-long Datça peninsula in Turkey’s Muğla province is a dagger of pure green at the meeting point of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, and is as unsullied as south-west Turkey gets. The ancient Greeks believed Datça to have been created personally by Zeus, so gorgeous are its rocky outcrops and aquamarine waters.
Enjoy a light breakfast before heading up towards Santa Maria for lunch and a swim.
The largest island of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is a very charming place.
A short cruise up the rugged eastern shore of the Costa Smeralda, will bring you in to Porto Cervo.
Saint Nicholas, who is involved in many a childhood memories, was born in and lived his life in lands which is part of Turkey. His birth place is the ancient city of Patara, which is adjacent to the Gelemisvillage of the Antalya province.