SALINA, THE HEART OF
THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS:
PLUSH NATURE AND
Lying in the Mediterranean, Salina is the second largest island of the Aeolianarchipelago, off the coast of Sicily. Salina’s three municipalities count 200 inhabitants, forming an autonomous administrative center.
Featuring two, almost-identical volcanic cones traversed by a valley covered in vineyards that produce the delicious Malvasia wine, Salina does not draw the large crowds of its more famous sisters of the Aeolian archipelago. But its charm invariably wins the hearts of those who choose it as a destination of an Aeolians cruise on a hired boat.
Salina on charter
Salina on a charter is an island to savour. Its pleasingly slow life rhythm is engrossing and the beautiful transparent waters and lush vegetation backing the beaches send a thrill down the spine. The second largest island of the Aeolian archipelago (comprising Lipari, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea, Stromboli, and Vulcano), Salina has two mountains criss-crossed by scenic routes that are perfect for hiking – Monte dei Porri and Fossa delle Felci – and that lend it its characteristic camel shape.
Charter in the Aeolian Islands: what to see in Salina
The sea is the highlight of this slice of paradise: transparent waters that received the prestigious award “5 vele da parte della Guida Blu” in 2016. The sea teeming with marine life is perfect for scuba diving, before retreating to the deck of your elegant boat for rent for a regenerating sunbath.
Make sure to hit Spiaggia di Pollara, where the movie “Il Postino” was filmed, sitting inside an old volcano now inactive; Spiaggia dello Scario, and Spiaggia di Rinella, a quaint crescent-shaped retreat of black volcanic sand.
Rent a yacht in the Aeolian Islands and sail around Salina, discovering the volcanic slabs strewn across the shores, like Scoglio Cacato, Capo Faro, and Punta Perciato.
Renowned also for its culinary attractions, like capers and the Malvasia wine, Salina is a must-visit stop of an Aeolian Island charter cruise. Your journey can continue toward more Sicilian attractions, like the most beautiful beaches on the eastern coast, before reaching the charming archipelago of the Egadi Islands.