The island of Salina is at the center of the archipelago. It lies just 3 nautical miles north of Lipari, 10 nm east of Filicudi, and 9 nm west of Panarea. The Sicilian towns of Sant'Agata di Militello and Milazzo are just 30 nm to the south of Salina:
Salina is known as the "greenest" of the Aeolian Islands and was the site of the famous Italian film: "Il Postino" (The Mailman). Salina is the second largest island of the archipelago after Lipari. Salina has two predominant mountain peaks that are green with vegetation. Santa Marina in Salina offers a large, secure port. Within walking distance from the port are numerous stores and restaurants. In Santa Marina we recommend the restaurant of Mamma Santina, which offers traditional Sicilian cuisine and fresh seafood. Rinella and Malfa in Salina both have small docks. It is possible to anchor offshore of the city of Lingua and enjoy Sicilian Granita at the bar da Alfredo within sight of your yacht. The family owned and operated bar da Alfredo has been serving Granita since 1971, with flavors such as watermelon, peach, pistachio, almond, coffee, lemon, fig, melon, strawberry, berry, and chocolate. Salina is also famous for the production of capers (capperi) and Malvasia wine is produced in the vineyards of Salina.
Sights to see on the island of Salina:
Santa Marina: sicure mooring in this well protected port near the city center and many restaurants
Lingua: small coastal town with famous cafè for excellent Sicilian granita (icey)
Rinella: coastal town with a small black sand beach and a large offshore shoal good for snorkeling (dangerous for boats)
Pollara: picturesque bay surrounded by cliffs and green vegetation, near a large natural sea arch
Malfa: coastal town surrounded by vineyards
Fossa delle Felci: dormant volcano now site of a protected forest reserve, many hiking trails and incredible panoramas.
Monte Porro: hiking trails among local vegetation including fig trees, capers, and prickly pear.
The following boats are available dirctly from the island of Salina. Other boats are avaialble from the main bases for the Aeolian Islands: Palermo, Santa'Agata di Militello, Portorosa, Milazzo, Reggio Calabria and Tropea.
Contact us for an offer, when applicable boats have special discounts for "early booking", "last minute", or multiple weeks: