Aeolian Islands - Sicily - Info and Map

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The Aeolian Islands in Italy also called Isole Eolie, consist of 7 small islands and belong to the province Messina. This island group is located on the north coast of Sicily and is considered as a popular vacation destination for tourists from around the world.


The archipelago can be reached by ferries from Milazzo, Messina, Palermo, Cefalù and there are also ferries from Naples (Napoli) which navigate to this popular holiday destination.

On this archipelago, there is no airport which significantly reduce travel possibilities, but this is desired by the people to avoid mass tourism.

Aussicht von Panarea auf den Stromboli

The most important of the 7 Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie) is Lipari, it is also the most populous island of the archipelago. The most exclusive island is Panarea, a place fpr the rich of this world. Stromboli is the most famous island, because on this island is one of the most active volcanoes of the world, which can be heared every few minutes. Salina is the second largest island of the archipelago with its vegetative beauty. Due to the high natural water resources on Salina, the island is almost always green which can be admired.

The sulfur columns and mud baths of the Island Vulcano are always known as a panacea and a beautiful mud bath should not be missed during a visit on Vulcano.

Alicudi and Filicudi are still little developed islands, with a low-developed tourist infrastructure, but still very beautiful and are very suitable for a hike.

Sulfur

UNESCO World Heritage

Since 2000 the UNESCO declared the Aeolian archipelago as a World Heritage of Humanity. Especially in the field of volcanology and geology the island group is of very great importance.

More informations are available on the following table, where can be found targeted informations to each of the seven mediterranean Sea pearls

Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie)
Alicudi Filicudi Salina Lipari
Vulcano Stromboli Panarea Map
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