Rising out of the cobalt-blue seas off Sicily's northeastern coast, the Unesco-protected Aeolian Islands
The Elaphite islands, On the western side of Dubrovnik, in its immediate surroundings there is the finest Dubrovnik archipelago called Elaphite (in Greek meaning the Deer Islands), closely bound to Dubrovnik and its entire past.
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.
A short cruise up the rugged eastern shore of the Costa Smeralda, will bring you in to Porto Cervo.
Taormina 'the Mediterranean Pearl', is sited on a natural terrace sheer above the sea. The Greek theatre is one of the most suggestive spots, sited on a fantastic position and dipped into the blooming nature of this land.
Naturally, the harbour is the focal point of the town, with local çay (tea) gardens providing delightful shady spots in which to relax and soak up the atmosphere prior to exploring the labyrinth of narrow streets that meander through the old town.
Enjoy a light breakfast before heading up towards Santa Maria for lunch and a swim.
Zakynthos , besides Kythira the southernmost island of the Ionian Islands, lies off the west coast of the Peloponnese.
A place with intense spiritual character, Patmos in Greece is mostly famous as the island of Apocalypse.