One of the most popular charter destinations in Sicily is the Aeolian Island archipelago. The Aeolian Islands (known as the Eolie in Italian) are: Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi, and Alicudi. These islands are just north of the Sicilian and Calabria coast, a short sail from Portorosa or Milazzo.
The Aeolian Islands are known for their natural beauty, volcanic activity, and wind. The Greeks believed their wind God "Aeolus" lived in the chain, and the current name "Aeolian" originated from this myth. The island of Stromboli is an active volcano with hourly eruptions, also volcanically active is the islands of Vulcano that has sulfuric mud baths and hot springs. The Aeolian Islands have been an UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000.
Vulcano: secondary vulcanism, termal waters, sulfur gas, therapeutic mud bathes, black sand beaches.
Lipari: ossidian rocks, pumice, archeological museum, city with stores and restaurants, turquoise waters.
Salina: nature reserve, green hillsides, vineyards, capers, natural sea arch.
Panarea: charming island, marine reserves, night life, quaint streets.
Stromboli: active volcano, black sand beaches, charming towns.
Filicudi: cystal clear waters, natural beauty, neolithic village, uncontaminated.
Alicudi: isolated, quiet, beaches of pebbles.
Some boats are available directly in the Aeolian Islands, others depart from the main bases: Palermo, Santa'Agata di Militello, Portorosa, Milazzo, Reggio Calabria or Tropea. The primary airports are found either at Palermo (for departures from Palermo or Sant'Agata di Militello), at Catania (for departures from Portorosa or Milazzo), at Reggio Calabria (for departures from Reggio Calabria) and at Lamezia (for departures from Tropea):
Palermo: near the airport
Santa'Agata di Militello: only 25 nautical miles from Vulcano.
Portorosa: large marina with calm waters and only 20 nautical miles from Vulcano.
Milazzo: lively city, marina near the historical center and only 20 nautical miles from Vulcano.
Reggio Calabria: near the airport of Reggio Calabria and 46 nautical miles from Vulcano.
Tropea: the closest marina to Stromboli and 46 nautical miles from Lipari and Vulcano.
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