Make an early morning treat aboard your rented boat to the barren island of Vulcano, which is the most southern island of the archipelago. It is separated from Lipari by a sea channel, which is only 1.6 km wide and is less than 12 nm away from the northern coast of Sicily. It is an island formed by several volcanoes: Monte Aria, Vulcanello, and Gran Cratere, the latter is the only active one. The only safe bays of the island are Porto Levante and Porto Ponente. There you can find the “Pozza dei Fanghi” (Puddle of Mud), a natural thermal pool where you can test for yourself the power of the rejuvenating mud of the island.
On the sixth day of your Aeolian Islands yacht charter you can visit Panarea, a timeless fashionable island, which attracts young people and celebrities. It was even dubbed – the Aeolian Capri. It is the smallest island of the archipelago, but also the most picturesque. The largest town is San Pietro, where you can find exclusive boutiques, restaurants and a lively nightlife. In Panarea you can explore the prehistoric village near Punta Milazzese, Punta Peppemaria, a promontory close to the natural thermal springs, the islet of Basiluzzo and the rocks of Lisca Bianca and the beautiful beach next to them. The sea and the islands are perfect for snorkeling. You can leave Panarea late in the evening heading to Stromboli, to admire the fascinating flow of lava from the sea.
The last island of the archipelago to visit with your yacht hire is Stromboli, with the islet of Strombolicchio. The Romans called it the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”: its volcano (among the highest in Europe) is always active and is therefore visible several miles away. Stromboli has beaches of fine dark lava sand. It is a quiet island, perfect for anchoring your charter vessel and enjoying a peaceful stay on the yacht, sunbathing and swimming. Do not miss Ginostra, the smallest port in the world, located on the south-west side of Stromboli.