It is the ideal way to escape from the heat, and if you are not lucky enough to own your own boat, then borrow one, rent one, or wheedle your way into some skipper's heart and persuade him to take you with him.
Elegant villas abound, the older ones screened by Mediterranean gardens brimming with palms, jasmine and bougainvillea.
For example -
Most of the ancient villages were built high upon the hillsides overlooking the coast, their dwellings clustered tightly about each other, interspersed with narrow, twisting alleys and high walls to deter the marauders.
Perhaps the most famous (Lawrence Durrell write about it) and the most spectacularly-sited is the tiny chapel of St Arsenius, below Kentroma village.
But more about the pleasures of a meal by the sea another time.
Thanks to my friend Frosso and to my sister Katy for the use of their photos - the rest are my own.