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.
NB, please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning.
We'd recommend flying into Naples International Airport, which is approximately 200km north of Maratea.
From the UK: carriers include British Airways and easyJet.
Within Europe: easyJet, Air France, Lufthansa, Transavia, Helvetic, Air Nostrum, Aer Lingus, SAS, Alitalia and Meridiana.
By train from the UK: see seat61 for further detail.
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.
It's well worth hiring or bringing a car. See our car rental recommendations.