Aeolian Islands Tour Explore Five Islands
6 days to explore five of the Seven Sisters, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000: Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Stromboli, and Panarea. This all-inclusive Aeolian Islands tour will make you discover the volcanic archipelago, with its enchanting sceneries made by natural pools of crystal clear water, high cliffs, and eruptive craters. With the typical islander atmosphere, you will be surprised by how many different impressions each island can give you. The Aeolian Islands tour can make you experience the calm of a peaceful time on a black sand beach, the open-air sulfurous mud pool in Vulcano, or a swim in the bubbling warm water coming from the deep volcanic activity of the sea.
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🏁 Tour Itinerary: Aeolian Islands Tour Explore Five Islands
Day 1 : Pick-up e trasferimento a Salina
The Aeolian Islands tour starts from Catania or Palermo airport, or from Messina city center. Transfer to the port of Milazzo Sicily and sailing to the green island of Salina. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon/evening check-in and accommodation in the 4-star Hotel Mamma Santina (or similar), our lodging for the entire duration of the Aeolian Islands tour.
Day 2: Intera giornata dell’isola di Vulcano
Breakfast in the hotel and departure to Vulcano Island. This island is the closest to the northern Sicilian coast and, despite its latent activity, it is still possible to spot some volcanic phenomena, such as the fumarole on the top of the Gran Cratere, which is also the only place from where to enjoy an unforgettable view on the entire archipelago. When disembarked you will immediately smell the sulfur that typifies this island. A few steps from the port you find one of the main attractions of the island, the sulfurous mud pool, an open-air spa where you can take advantage of the therapeutic mud or have a swim in the bubbling warm water coming from the deep volcanic activity. Chill out on the black sand beach and sneak a peek in the local souvenir shops. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the evening return to Salina island, dinner in a hotel, and overnight.
Day 3: Lipari Island Full-Day
Breakfast in hotel and departure to Lipari island. Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands and sailing around it is possible to see the white wall of the Pumice Quarry. Herewith a walking tour you can discover the history of the archipelago: the archeological area of Parco di Diana dating from the Greek and Roman times, the Cathedral, the archaeological museum, and the castle, with the beautiful view from the Belvedere. In the center, you can have a walk in the main boulevard with many souvenir shops and restaurants where to have lunch with the typical Pani Cunzatu, a rich Sicilian dish made with bread stuffed with many.
Day 4: Panarea Island Full-Day
Breakfast in hotel and departure to Panarea island. Panarea is the smallest of the archipelago and also the most elegant one. Here you will breathe the charming atmosphere that attracts the international jet-set and also many tourists: blue doors and windows, fancy boutiques, and panoramic restaurants overlooking the sea where you will have lunch. Explore the church of Saint Peter and its panoramic point, and have a swim in the crystal water of Cala Junco. If you like to walk you cannot miss the incredible prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese. Here many ruins of ancient dwellings still remain in the stunning panoramic scenery. In the evening return to Salina, accommodation, and dinner in the hotel.
Day 5: Stromboli Island Full-Day
Breakfast in hotel and departure to Stromboli island. Stromboli is one of the most impressive attractions of our Aeolian Islands tour. On the island, you can relax on the black sand beach, composed of eroded lava stone, and immerse yourself in the warm water. Going uphill visiting the town you can explore the local craft shops, and we will have lunch in a local restaurant. Visit also the house where Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman lived and fell in love while shooting the movie Stromboli-Terra di Dio. Stromboli island will make you feel how lively is the power of nature under the surface. You can admire its continuous and powerful eruptions of lava flowing on its slope, called Sciara del Fuoco when at sunset the sky gets darker. In the evening return to Salina, accommodation, and dinner in the hotel.
Day 6: Salina Isole Eolie-Rientro in Aeroporto
Breakfast in the hotel and check-out. We will spend the last day of this Aeolian Islands tour visiting Salina Aeolian Islands, the second-largest island of the archipelago. Here you will enjoy some time on the beach and reach the lighthouse before having lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon sailing to the port of Milazzo and transfer to Catania or Palermo airport. We will share a goodbye hoping to see our guests back to Sicily soon!
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Terms & Conditions
The reservations will have to be forwarded by 7 days before the event. The payment of the allowances has to be done at the time of the reservation, or by the period that the event takes place. The group will be entrusted to one or more than one guide or/and delegated representatives of Discover Messina Travel which will assist the activities during the days together with the architect Nino Principato, who will take care of the tours. It’s compulsory for the participants to carefully observe the rules given by the guides during the whole path, to follow the pre-established itinerary without getting far from the group unless given the permission and to respect the established time for the eventual free time. The guided tours are provided for walks with pedestrian paths, some of which are on the rise. During all of the activities, non-ambulatory guests have to be assisted by an escort that can help them. Discover Messina Travel, in exceptional situations or imputable reasons to the organization, will have the option to modify the program of the activities. The participation of minors is consented only if accompanied by someone that has parental rights or someone that stands for them. The participants note the detailed program, the travel time, the sites that will be visited and exempt Discover Messina Travel from any civic and penal responsibility for eventual delays, incidents and injuries that might happen during the tours and during transfers that are not to be imputable to the organization. Discover Messina Travel also reserves the right to cancel the event if the minimum number of 30 participants hasn’t been reached by 7 days before the event. As not provided by these general terms, Discover Messina Travel refers to the law in force.
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