Rising out of the cobalt-blue seas off Sicily's northeastern coast, the Unesco-protected Aeolian Islands
It is situated in picturesque nature, facing the southern, side of the world that has given it all Mediterranean attraction and cheerfulnes.
The tiny colourful village of Amalfi is a pretty town with sunny piazzas and a pleasant port.
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.
Cavtat is a unique town on the Adriatic, an old city situated on the hilly part of the wooded peninsula Rat.
Enjoy a light breakfast before heading up towards Santa Maria for lunch and a swim.
Simi in Greece is a tiny island of Dodecanese that amazes visitors with the calm atmosphere and the fabulous architecture.
The sixth largest island in Croatia, Korcula is 20 miles long and rather narrow, between 4 and 5 miles wide on average.
Porto Rotondo is located between the Gulf of Cugnana and the Gulf of Marinella, 13 kilometers north of Olbia.