From Palermo’s fusion of cultures head to the Aeolian Islands: Vulcano, Panarea, Lipari, and Stromboli. You will love the mix of culture, fun, and sea on your Aeolian Islands yacht charter.
SOME LUXURY YACHTS FOR CHARTER IN THIS AREA
Sicily is one of the largest Italian islands and a destination boasting a rich cultural, archeological and culinary life. Breathtaking vistas, beautiful walks and the extraordinary natural spectacle of Etna are only some of the experiences and activities offered by this phenomenal island. Your Aeolian Islands yacht charter will reveal the charming romance of the surrounding waters, which are among the cleanest and most transparent in the Mediterranean.
The pearl of the Mediterranean, Sicily is a cultural and aromatic melting pot. The historical influences, which date back to the times of Magna Graecia and the Arab emirate – incorporating the presence of the Normans, the Angevins, the Bourbons, and the Spaniards – combine to create a rich and unique culture. A yacht charter in Sicily combines peaceful sailing time on calm waters and an opportunity to explore a vivid history.
North of Palermo’s mainland coast are the Aeolian Islands – a volcanic archipelago characterized by two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, which share an evocative beauty that act as natural tourist magnets. The beauty of the seven islands of the archipelago – Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, and Panarea – have attracted esteemed visitors throughout history, such as Alexandre Dumas. Upon his arrival on the island of Stromboli, the spectacular eruption of the volcano inspired him to note in his journal: “it was one of the most special nights of my life: Jadin and myself could not part with that terrible and amazing spectacle”. Tourists are not able to resist the allure of the Sicilian sea and its rich seabed, and each year flock from all over the world to dive in these crystal-clear waters. Embarking on a Sicily yacht charter is the best way to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in what can only be described as heaven on earth. Lipari and Vulcano feature accessible and sheltered harbors for private boats, which sets them apart from other Mediterranean destinations, where luxury charter yachts bob off the shores, attached to buoys.
The Aeolian archipelago boasts numerous tourist attractions. Its position – close to mainland Sicily – makes it an ideal point of departure to reach the Ionian area and features the superb Syracuse, itself definitely worth a visit, and the spectacular Aegadian Islands of Favignana, Marettimo, and Levanzo, off the western coast of Trapani. This small group of islands is one of the largest marine nature reserves of the Mediterranean.
The maritime flora and fauna on display on this dreamy location will not disappoint scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Ideal diving spots are the beaches of Cala Azzurra and Lido Burrone. The island’s rich and diverse attractions include breathtaking vistas, walks and cultural life. Favignana is a small paradise of mountainous scenery, with patches of Mediterranean scrub, dotted with coves, beaches and inlets that invite exploration and perfect a Sicily yacht charter. Its picturesque village, located at close distance from the harbor, adds the ultimate touch of splendor to an already magnificent picture.