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Why sailing in Sicily?

Sicily, with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm Mediterranean climate, emerges as a prime destination for sailing enthusiasts. Its natural beauty captivates sailors from around the globe. The island’s diverse coastline provides an array of sailing opportunities, from tranquil bays to dark blue open seas, making it an ideal choice for both novice sailors and seasoned adventurers.


Why sailing in the Aeolian islands?

Venturing beyond Sicily’s shores unveils the enchanting Aeolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago that promises an unforgettable sailing experience. With their dramatic cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque harbors, the Aeolian Islands epitomize the allure of the Mediterranean. Each island boasts its own distinct charm, from the rugged beauty of Stromboli active volcano to the lush landscapes of Salina, offering endless exploration for seafaring travelers.


The Aeolian islands explained

The Aeolian Islands consist of seven main islands, each with its own character and attractions. Lipari, the largest of the islands, serves as the archipelago main hub, offering bustling ports and historic sites to explore. Meanwhile, the iconic active volcanic peaks of Stromboli and Vulcano provide dramatic backdrops for adventurous sailors seeking thrills both on land and at sea. Salina offers a corner of tranquility and many hiking options. Panarea is the most chic, while Filicudi and Alicudi are the most remote and untouched ones.


The Marinas serving the Aeolian islands

Marinas dot the coastline of the Aeolian Islands, providing convenient facilities and services for visiting sailors. From modern amenities to traditional harbors, these marinas cater to a range of needs, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all who arrive by sea. To sail from mainland Sicily, consider the Portorosa Marina Yachting. If you are in mainland Italy instead, you can set sail even from Naples!


A bit of logistics

Planning a sailing trip to the Aeolian Islands involves some logistical considerations. Direct flights to Catania or Palermo, Sicily main airports, offer convenient access to the region. From there, transfers to the coastal towns of Milazzo provide easy embarkation points for sailing excursions to the Aeolian Islands. Beyond Milazzo, other ferries connections operated by Liberty Lines and Siremar can get you to the Aeolian islands from Messina and Naples.

For those eager to embark on an unforgettable sailing adventure amidst the wonders of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, it is your time for action now to set sail into a truly Mediterranean adventure.


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Written by: Francesco Messina, Founder & CEO @ Time for Sicily

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