To see the best (and worst) times to visit, please read our reviews of our recommended places to stay
Note: flight, boat, train and bus timetables change constantly, and airlines come and go, so please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning. Check with relevant companies, or a flight search engine like Skyscanner, first.
We'd recommend flying into Naples International Airport, which is approximately 200km north of Maratea.
From the UK:
British Airways flies from London Gatwick to Naples.
easyJet operates year-round flights from London Stansted and London Gatwick to Naples, plus seasonal services from Bristol, Liverpool and Edinburgh.
easyJet flies from Berlin, Paris Orly, Milan and Basel.
Air France flies from Paris CDG.
Lufthansa flies from Munich.
Transavia flies from Amsterdam.
Helvetic flies from Zurich.
Air Nostrum flies from Madrid.
Aer Lingus flies from Dublin.
SAS flies from Oslo.
Air Malta flies from Malta.
Aerosvit flies from Kiev.
You can also fly to another Italian airport and change onto an internal flight to Naples. Alitalia flies from Milan (both airports), Rome, Turin and Venice, and Meridiana flies from Cagliari, Milan, Olbia and Verona.
Maratea is about 3 hours south of Naples Central Station by train, or just over 2 hours if you catch a fast InterCity train. Eurostar trains also stop at nearby Sapri.
However, if you're based outside Maratea, or planning to do some serious exploration of this beautiful, unspoilt region, it's well worth hiring or bringing a car, or you might find yourself spending a small fortune on taxis. See our car rental recommendations.
July and August are high season for Italian holidaymakers; most international visitors tend to stay in May-June and September-October. June and September are both quiet with good weather, neither too hot or cold, and in May there's lots of blossom and wild flowers, and the sea is at its most scintillating blue. Between November and February however, the whole of Maratea's centro storico lies in the shadow of the nearby Mount San Biagio.