An unmissable summer sailing tour on board a comfortable catamaran: we will sail in the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily. Lipari, Vulcano, Panarea, Salina, Alicudi e Filicudi: fascinating, lively and adventurous, for a true holiday week in the paradise of these islands in the shadow of volcanoes. The right mix of sailing, relax, fun and exploration. Welcome on holiday, welcome to the Aeolian!
|DEPARTURE BASE||Pontile “la Buona Fonda” Lipari, Sicily|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in from 6:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out by 8:00 am on the following Saturday|
€690 (June), €790 (July and September) and €990 (August) per person for accommodation in a double cabin with private bathroom.
Ask for early booking, last minute and whole catamaran charter discounts.
|Language||Italian and english.|
|How to come||AIR: Catania International Airport (CTA)|
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Day 1: Check-in
Boarding in Lipari on Saturday, starting from 6 pm. After boarding and once we have gone shopping to buy food and beverages for the trip, you can immerse yourself in the life of Lipari, the biggest of the pearls of the Aeolian Archipelago, to have an aperitif and a good dinner in one of the suggestive locations that this beautiful island offers.
From Lipari, we set the sails and head south to reach the splendid island of Vulcano. Famous for its thermal springs and the healing muds, it offers a unique view from the sea: the Grotta del Cavallo, the Pool of Venus, the beaches on the south and the many little coves that you can find on the western side. We suggest you to go ashore for an excursion: go up the slopes of the volcano and admire the view of the surrounding islands and the isthmus connecting Vulcano to Vulcanello.
After breakfast, we start travelling to the north-west towards Salina. This island with high cliffs overlooking a wonderful blue sea is the greenest of the Aeolians, covered by ferns, olive trees and fruit trees. You can moor the boat in the beautiful little port of Santa Marina and go ashore to visit the nice town with its wonderful 18th century church and its characteristic bell towers. It will be the perfect occasion to enjoy a good dinner and taste the delicious local cuisine.
We head towards the glamorous pearl of the Aeolians: Panarea. Here you will find crystal clear waters, spectacular cliffs and an enchanting seabed, making this island a popular destination for divers and snorkeling lovers. The village, with its white buildings and the relaxed atmosphere, is the perfect setting for a nice walk, stopping here and there to visit the local shops and the most fashionable boutiques.
After having charged your batteries in the relaxing atmosphere of Panarea, we head towards the island of Stromboli for a day dedicated to exploration and emotions. You will enjoy a breathtaking view until you reach the incandescent mouth of Stromboli. The volcano, from which the island takes its name, is one of the six volcanoes in the world that are “constantly” in eruption. The coast of the island is full of caves and bays with wide beaches of black sand, but also of little hidden coves where you can swim in a transparent water with thousand shades of blue. The little village near the sandy Punta Lena is definitely worth a visit.
From Stromboli, we leave for a sailing morning that will take us to the west, to the island of Filicudi. It will enchant you immediately with its wonderful coasts, where you will find cliffs overlooking the sea and stacks alternating with beautiful flat beaches, like the one of Capo Graziano. With the dinghy, you can explore the many coves, the most famous of which is certainly Bue Marino Cave, with an incredible crystal blue seabed.
We leave Silicudi and travel to the southeast in the direction of the beautiful island of Lipari, to go back to our departure point. With its 37 square kilometers, the island, which was shaped in the course of time by 12 volcanos, is the biggest of the Aeolians and is 20 knots away from the coasts of Sicily. Mountainous and with a jagged coastline, it shows its volcanic nature along all the coasts, where deep caves are followed by suggestive beaches and wide bays surrounded by red cliffs and white pumice quarries. You can stop for a swim nearby the little coves of Portinente, Vinci, Punta del Perciato, or the secret beach of Acquacalda.
Day 8: Check-out
Disembarkation is scheduled at 09:00 after breakfast.
AVAILABLE BOAT CLASSES
Boat models, technical specifications and options may be subject to change. BeBlue organises crews by balancing age, gender and specific requests of participants and reserves the right to make free upgrades to higher classes if needed. All boats are selected with care and experience.
BeBlue reserves the right to replace any boat in or out of the catalogue with another of similar class and quality.