Ephesus, founded in the 7th century BC, was the most important Greek city in Ionian Asia Minor and was noted for the magnificent Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
The sixth largest island in Croatia, Korcula is 20 miles long and rather narrow, between 4 and 5 miles wide on average.
Among the most Greek islands, Mykonos island is located almost in the centre of the Cyclades complex.
Wedged between brooding mountains and a moody corner of the bay, the achingly atmospheric Kotor is perfectly at one with its setting.
Positano, which is built around a small curving bay on a steep hill overlooking the island of the Sirens.
Santorini, or Thira, is the top destination in Greece and among the most romantic destinations in the Greek islands and also in the world.
Zakynthos , besides Kythira the southernmost island of the Ionian Islands, lies off the west coast of the Peloponnese.
Enjoy a light breakfast before heading up towards Santa Maria for lunch and a swim.
Gentle, sloping countryside is spotted with smallholdings and huge, impressive, almost-landlocked bays, resembling lakes more than open sea.