It was difficult knowing which forum to post this on as it covers two countries, but please bear with me! I will be leaving Rome about the 3rd of June this year, and am going insane trying to figure out (with the help of many TA's) whether I can then somehow manage to visit Greece and the islands. I have almost resolved to give the whole idea away, as I have mobility problems, walking with a stick, and even then being fairly limited because of bad ankles and knees.
So as a last try, would it be easier taking train or bus to Venice, Bari or Brindisi, and taking one of the ferries to Greece? Could I then give Athens a miss? I'm hoping this might be an alternative to a flight from Rome to Athens, hotel for one night, then ferries to Naxos and Santorini, as I am getting tired just trying to imagine all the connections etc. As this is the end of the Europe part of our trip, I could then try to finish up in Santorini and get a flight directly back to the UK.