Aeolian Islands

Aeolian Islands

This volcanic archipelago lies just to the North-East of Italy’s “island in the sun”- Sicily. These 17 individual islands, each with their own marked character, are the result of 200 000 years of eruptions. Holiday-makers can discover the diversity of this beautiful UNESCO world heritage site.

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Between winds and volcanoes

Between winds and volcanoes

Some of the best views of the Aeolian Islands are captured from the sea. Chartering a yacht allows you to freely and comfortably cruise the idyllic waters of the Mediterranean, catching a glimpse of every hidden cove and surface of this beautiful archipelago.

When to go : The best time to go is from May to October

Charter Highlights in the the Aeolian Islands

We have selected three highlights for a charter in the Aeolian Islands so you can get a taste of what this fabulous charter destination has waiting for you.

  • Vulcano Crater

    01 Vulcano Crater

    The island of Vulcano is without doubt the most remarkable island along the archipelago. Black sands, lava statues and hiking to the summit of la Fossa: take in the impressive views as your peak down inside the immense crater.

  • Lipari Town centre

    02 Lipari Town centre

    The Aeolian Island’s capital, Lipari offers charming streets and is full of history: meet at the archaeological museum situated in the fortified city of Castello di Lipari, a site not to be missed!

  • The Salina Vineyards

    03 The Salina Vineyards

    Come and try the local wines. Made from the grapes of the vines which grow of the 2, now extinct, volcanoes of Salina. This island has a unique charm with its typical houses and the cozy Rinella port.

Suggested Itinerary for a charter in Aeolian Islands

At BGYB we offer our clients bespoke itinarary for their charter holidays. Please find below an example of itinerary for your information, to give you an idea of what we can offer.

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  • Day 1 Arrival in Catania – Embark in Milazzo

    After arrival at Catania airport, you can be picked up and brought to your yacht in Milazzo, or you can take a fast ferry to get there. Milazzo is a beautiful, ancient town with many attractions, including a splendid Norman castle.

    Arrival in Catania – Embark in Milazzo
  • Day 2 Vulcano, Volcanic island and mud baths

    A short trip will take you to the island of Vulcano, the mythological workshop of the god of fire and craftsmenship. Volcanic activity on the island is responsible for numerous mud baths and hot springs, as well as fantastic rock formations above and below the water. Great snorkeling is guaranteed in the rich coastal nooks and crannies.

    Vulcano, Volcanic island and mud baths
  • Day 3 Filicudi, the island of an ancient past

    Filicudi's main attraction is its truly unspoilt nature. Explore the prehistoric village ruins on the Capo Graziano promontory or the basalt caves on the west coast which lie in the shadow of the island's conical volcanic peak. Sail over to Lipari in the evening.

    Filicudi, the island of an ancient past
  • Day 4 Lipari, an island teeming in history

    As the largest island of the Aeolian group, Lipari offers the widest selection of restaurants, shops, and activities. The charming main town - also named Lipari - boasts a largely reconstructed Norman-era church and fascinating archaeological remains. Hike to the top of Mount Sant'Angelo for spectacular views.

    Lipari, an island teeming in history
  • Day 5 Stromboli, the island of eruptions

    The northernmost island, Stromboli, has amazingly retained a continuously active volcano. The eruptions are best seen at night and from a distance, your yacht will anchor out, situated so that you can enjoy dinner on the aft deck whilst enjoying the views of the volcano. Stromboli is also famous for its deep waters, which are a favourite amongst experienced divers. Head over to Salina in the evening.

    Stromboli, the island of eruptions
  • Day 6 Salina's vines and Panerea's coves

    Also known as the garden island, Salina features numerous walking trails as well as extensive viticulture. One of the twin extinct volcanoes with its distinctive appearance, is the highest point in the islands. Nearby, Panerea, the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, makes up in charm for what it lacks in size, with its total absence of cars, delightful jet-setting beach and Bronze Age village.

    Salina's vines and Panerea's coves
  • Day 7 Return to Milazzo for disembarkation

    Take the time for one last dive off the coast of Salina, Lipari or Vulcano as you cruise back to Milazzo at a leisurely pace.

    Return to Milazzo for disembarkation
BGYB Destination : Suggested Itinerary for a charter in Aeolian Islands

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