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April 12, 2021

Holidays in the Aeolian Islands: here are the best ports of embarkation


Summer 2021 is approaching and more and more families are thinking about the best way to spend their holidays safely. Yes, the boat is also confirmed for 2021 as the best means to maintain the right distancing without sacrificing the relaxation and carefreeness typical of every holiday.

Before going into specifics, however, it is good to give an overview of the islands that make up the Aeolian archipelago. The islands are seven and in order of size we find Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi,and Panarea.


Aeolian Islands: how to choose the port of embarkation

Capo D’Orlando and Portorosa are definitely the ports that best fit for a tour of the Aeolian Islands. There would also be the possibility of reaching the Aeolian Seas from the ports of Palermo,Messina, Reggio Calabria and Naples although it should be noted that the connections are much less frequent.

We also report for correct information other starting points such as: Tropea and Milazzo. The first is more strategic given its proximity from the airport of Lamezia Terme “Sant’Eufemia”; the second port is the one closest to the islands, so it allows you to take less time to reach them.

Aeolian Islands holidays 2021: what to expect from a boat holiday

The main tips for the Aeolian Islands to ‘live’ on board a rental boat are few but very valuable. First of all, it is good to organise the trip according to the days available. Another aspect to clarify is whether from a holiday you want to see the maximum and therefore prefer short stays for each island, or prefer to treat yourself to hours and days of absolute relaxation without being too conditioned by the travel itinerary.

If you have a week’s vacation the advice is to focus on 3-4 islands, preferably Stromboli, Panarea, Salina and Filicudi. If, on the other hand, there are two weeks available then even the largest and most dispersive Lipari, Vulcano,together with Alicudi, are also involved.

The visit to Stromboli at the evening is inevitable, a unique opportunity to witness the breathtaking eruption of the active volcano on the island. Often when there are children on board we are asked to repeat this unique experience at least twice. It’s really exciting to see how kids admire this natural spectacle. An opportunity also used for important requests and events such as marriage promises.

It is also good to remember that the great advantage of renting a boat is to decide the route, how long to linger in a bay, decide whether to have an aperitif on land or in the middle of the sea, get recommended a starred restaurant to celebrate a particular anniversary or treat yourself to an entire morning among the most suggestive villages in the hinterland. Your cabin commander will make sure to meet your every request, the goal is to make a boat holiday tailored to your expectations.

The Aeolian Seas fascinate every tourist for the beauty of the landscapes, for the rich and varied seabed, for the crystal clear water and, last but not least, for the warmth of the islanders.

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