The beautiful Aeolian (Eolie) archipelago is made up of seven diverse islands: Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi. The black sand beaches of Vulcano and Stromboli contrasts with the pristine white sand of Lipari and the blue Tyrrhenian sea. This trip includes fascinating visits to see the eruptions of active volcano Stromboli by night, and the fumaroles and thermal springs of Vulcano. Explore the ports and villages of each unique island on foot with plenty of time to enjoy swimming at the many bays and beaches in between.
DAY 1 Arrive Milazzo and board the boat, evening cruise to the island of Vulcano DAY 2 Vulcano, famous for its thermal mud and gas fumaroles, is explored on foot (3hrs) DAY 3 Visit the island of Panarea (2hrs) DAY 4 To Stromboli, late afternoon ascent of volcano with a volcanologist guide to witness the eruptions (5hrs) DAY 5 To Salina, trek the coast of Monte dei Porri (4hrs) DAY 6 Explore the island of Lipari on foot (3hrs) DAY 7 Walk through vineyards on island of Lipari then sail / motor to Milazzo (4hrs) DAY 8 Trip concludes Milazzo
1 The gulet will be docked in the port for two nights (Milazzo and Lipari). The other nights the gulet will stay anchored in roadstead. This is an enclosed area outside the harbour offering shelter from the wind and currents, where the gulet can lie at anchor. In exceptional cases (unfavourable weather and sea conditions) for safety reasons, the gulet can return to port. In this case you will be asked to pay a supplement to stay in port of around EUR20-40pp per night (which is divided between all clients and payable on the spot).
*7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, packed lunches, still and sparkling water *7 nights accommodation in double cabins with en-suite *bilingual English-speaking trekking guide, and gulet crew *bus transfer as stated in the itinerary to Salina and Lipari *ticket to Aeolian islands *excursion to Stromboli crater with volcanologist guide *fuel and port taxes (boarding tax extra and payable locally, allow €25)