While sailing, we will travel alongside the Monterosa hill, allowing us to admire the island of Lipari from the sea. When approaching Panarea, it will be possible to admire the bay of Calajunco, above which there is the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese and Cala Zimmari. The panoramic tour by sea will continue between the islets, up to the port of Panarea, where it will be possible to stop for about two hours, allowing you to visit the island on your own.
The island of Panarea is the smallest of the Aeolian Islands and, with the islets of Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Dattilo, Bottaro, Lisca and the Panarelli and Formiche rocks, they form a micro archipelago located between Lipari and Stromboli. Very few of Panarea’s beaches can be reached on foot, but one of these, the Spiaggetta di Zimmari, is one of the few sandy beaches to be found in the Aeolian Islands. We also recommend a visit to the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese, which dates back to 1400 BC and can be reached on foot in about 45 minutes, or by taking one of Panarea’s typical electric taxis, and the little Church of San Pietro, the island's main religious building.
In the afternoon, we will leave Panarea and head to Stromboli. From the sea, you can admire the picturesque village of Ginostra, which is isolated from the rest of the island of Stromboli and can only be reached by sea, where it will be possible to dive from the boat, at the Captain’s discretion and weather and sea conditions permitting. We will then carry on towards Sciara del fuoco and Strombolicchio, an islet on which a lighthouse was built for navigation. Arrival at the port of Stromboli Scari and a stop on the island for about two hours, allowing you to visit it on your own.
There are numerous attractions in Stromboli, including the black sand beaches, of which the best known are the Forgia Vecchia beach, the Ficogrande beach, one of the most highly-frequented, the Punta Lena beach and the Piscità beach. We recommend a visit to the church of San Bartolomeo, which was built in 1801; on the façade, there is a statue depicting the Saint who came from the East, created with classic iconography. Piazza San Vincenzo, which gets its name from the church of the same name, offers a panoramic view of the port and the beach of Scari with Strombolicchio, the oldest volcano of the Aeolian Islands.
It is also possible to climb up to the crater of the Stromboli volcano, up to a height of 200 metres for safety reasons, where you can admire a breathtaking view. At sunset, we will return by boat to the Sciara del Fuoco so that we can witness, from the sea, the evocative vision of the eruptions that this ever-active volcano treats us to.
Departure from the port of Vulcano, reaching Panarea between 12 noon and 1 pm (be ready to board at least 30 minutes before departure).
The return journey to the Port of Vulcano is scheduled at about 10:30 pm.