Gentle, sloping countryside is spotted with smallholdings and huge, impressive, almost-landlocked bays, resembling lakes more than open sea.
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.
Fethiye is located in the Aegean region of Turkey, on the ancient city of Telmessos. In 1958 an earthquake levelled the city, leaving only the tombs from Telmessos. It is a well known tourist destination in the summer, for its excellent natural harbour.
The sixth largest island in Croatia, Korcula is 20 miles long and rather narrow, between 4 and 5 miles wide on average.
The largest island of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is a very charming place.
The craggy mountainous Bozburun Peninsula is the real hidden Turkey. Almost a living museum, it provides an insight into life rural Turkey much as it was 50 to 100 years ago. Even in the peak of summer, the peninsula remains peaceful and uncrowded.
Zakynthos , besides Kythira the southernmost island of the Ionian Islands, lies off the west coast of the Peloponnese.
Simi in Greece is a tiny island of Dodecanese that amazes visitors with the calm atmosphere and the fabulous architecture.
On the eastermost edge of Greece, one will have the opportunity to explore the colourful island of Kastelorizo which is the tiny outpost of Greece