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Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie) Tours

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Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie) comprise eight small volcanic islands off the northeastern coast of Sicily. Famous for beautiful coastlines and beaches, active volcanoes and mud baths, pretty resort towns, and leisurely pace, this archipelago is a popular day trip destination.
 
The Basics
The Aeolian Islands are popular during summer, when their beaches and fishing villages fill with tourists. The largest island, Lipari, is the main transportation hub for boats and ferries to the other islands. A few of the islands, such as Stromboli,  still have active volcanoes. You can visit the islands on a day trip from Sicily by boat tour, or on a helicopter tour that includes Mt. Etna or Taormina.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring your swimsuit, whether you’re taking a boat tour or exploring the islands on foot, as the beaches are some of Sicily’s best for sunbathing and swimming.
  • Remember a hat, sunblock, and plenty of water when visiting the islands.
  • Passengers must be agile enough to board and disembark on boat tours, so those with limited mobility should confirm accessibility.
  • A boat or helicopter tour to the Aeolian Islands is a fun break for kids.
 
How to Get There
The Aeolian Islands are situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily and can be reached by ferry from Milazzo, or by private boat or helicopter tour from a number of ports and cities along the Sicilian coast.
 
When to Get There
The archipelago is famously crowded in summer, when Italian and European sun worshippers flock to its beaches. Late spring and early fall offer a more peaceful experience, because crowds are smaller but the days are still warm enough for visitors to swim or sunbathe.
 
The Eight Islands of the Aeolian Archipelago
The largest island is Lipari, where there is a permanent population of more than 10,000 people and a number of towns and fishing villages. Salina, Vulcano, and Panarea also have permanent residents and services, including transportation and accommodations. The smallest islands of Filicudi, Alicudi, and Basiluzzo are little more than islets with pretty coastlines and views.

Address: Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Italy
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Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea

Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea

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Discover the Aeolian Archipelago on this day trip to the islands of Stromboli and Panarea from Taormina. Journey to each island by motorboat, exploring the local shops at your leisure or taking a cool dip in the sea. Afterward, cruise around Stromboli to see the island’s volcano. Keep your eyes peeled for the crater of Sciara del Fuoco, known to light up the sky with its jet-like eruptions. After a full day of touring the UNESCO-listed islands, return to Taormina.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
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Aeolian Islands : Panarea and Stromboli from Cefalù

Aeolian Islands : Panarea and Stromboli from Cefalù

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Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the Aeolian Islands with this full-day trip to Panarea and Stromboli from Cefalù. Cruise to Panarea first and enjoy a guided tour or relax on the beach. Visit Stromboli next to learn about its volcanic history with a guided tour of the island. Admire the sunset from the boat and return to Cefalù around midnight.
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  • 12 hours
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Sciara del Fuoco from the sea with an aperitivo to Ginostra, boat tour

Sciara del Fuoco from the sea with an aperitivo to Ginostra, boat tour

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After boarding onto our speedboat I will take you onto a beautiful tour of the vulcan. We will first go to Ginostra then I will bring you to the Sciara del Fuoco. You will enjoy the beautiful eruptions of Stromboli and an amazing sunset too !! I find it always a fantastic experience ! I have been living in Stromboli for over 30 years and I love this island! but more precisely the vulcan! Stromboli is not only one of the many beautiful islands of the Mediterranea Sea, but it is the only one where volcanic activity takes place unceasingly in front of our very eyes, and where the visitor can see the explosions so it makes sense that the best way to enjoy it is from the sea!
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  • 3 hours
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Sciara del Fuoco from the sea, night tour Pasqualo

Sciara del Fuoco from the sea, night tour Pasqualo

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We will board onto our speed boat to the Sciara from where you will enjoy the beautiful eruptions of Stromboli. That’s always an amazing experience ! I have been living in Stromboli for over 30 years and I love this island! but more precisely the vulcan! Stromboli is not only one of the many beautiful islands of the Mediterranea Sea, but it is the only one where volcanic activity takes place unceasingly in front of our very eyes, and where the visitor can see the explosions so it makes sense that the best way to enjoy it is from the sea!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Exclusive tour of Stromboli island, Boat tour with Pasqualo

Exclusive tour of Stromboli island, Boat tour with Pasqualo

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After boarding onto our speedboat from the port in Stromboli, I will take you onto a beautiful tour of the vulcan. We will pass by Ginostra, the other village of Island Stromboli reachable only by boat, where you can have a walk and enjoy the nice and relaxing atmosphere. In Stromboli, the dominant colour of the sea is neon blue, which becomes lighter, greener or more turquoise, depending on where you bathe. I will also bring you to some nice spots for swimming, snorkeling before we move towards the Sciara del Fuoco (Street of Fire). And finally, you will discover what "deep blue" means, in Strombolicchio! The best way to enjoy Stromboli, it is from the sea! and I will be glad to share my passion and knowledge about the island and the vulcan with you.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Helicopter Flight Over Etna and Aeolian Islands

Private Helicopter Flight Over Etna and Aeolian Islands

Enjoy breathtaking views in a private helicopter flight over Etna and Aeolian Islands. Departing from Castiglione di Sicilia, at the feet of Etna Volcano, you will lead directly to the main craters. You will admire the highest active volcano in Europe from an incomparable point of view. You will then head to the Aeolian Islands, Vulcano and Stromboli, this last one being on of the most active volcanoes in the world!
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  • 2 hours
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