23 Set CAT – Aeolian Islands: nature’s spectacle in a catamaran
Discover the hidden side of this wild and surprising archipelago. Take in the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean in emotional excursions, while enjoying the comfort of a catamaran.
Sicily: a land of sun, sea, and love. Sicily is full of possibilities…but if you are looking for relax, comfort and stunning places to see then your destination has to be the Aeolian Islands. These 7 Mediterranean islands are a wonder of wild and pristine nature, crystal-clear sea and vivid colors. Take all this treasure in and enjoy the moment from our comfortable catamaran. You can take a bath in the muds of a natural lake, climb the Stromboli volcano at nighttime (see video) or eat an Alfredo granita with some cocktails at sunset. Your days are going to be full of astonishing views and sensations, all from the comfortable net of our boat. And if you are hungry…here’s some cunzato bread or a plate of sea urchin pasta. The perfect holiday to treat yourself after a long year of work!
MONDAY: At 13:00, we are ready to come aboard our catamaran. If we plan to climb the Stromboli, let’s warn the captain so they can prepare accordingly. After getting our food in the galley, we are ready for a quick swim facing Lipari’s Castle. For the night, we can anchor the boat at Cala di Ponente and maybe swim in its hot waters. So relaxing!
TUESDAY: Today we visit Vulcano, we can climb up to the crater, or bathe in the therapeutic muds. If we are feeling lazy, we can even stay on board and try some fishing or apneas with our captain. In the afternoon, we steer towards the glamorous Panarea. We finally moor in Cala Junco to take a walk and maybe get some cocktails on Terrazza del Raja.
WEDNESDAY: from Panarea, we reach Cala la Neve and Faraglione, where we can take a swim and relax for a bit. Then in the afternoon, we sail to Stromboli and its dark beaches, crystalline waters, and lush nature. Want to climb the volcano? Let’s get our trekking shoes and prepare for the breathtaking view from 924 meters high. We can also admire the sciara del fuoco descending to the sea from aboard our catamaran.
THURSDAY: today we leave for Salina, the greenest of the islands. Here we can rent a moped and tour all the locations where “Il postino” was filmed. We can also grab a bite in Lingua with some cunzatu bread and delicious Alfredo granita…or some tastings at Salvatore’s farm. We have so many possibilities we can’t get bored! Later in the evening, we enjoy dinner together, hoping to hear some island tales from our captain.
FRIDAY: the gorgeous Pollara awaits us. We get to enjoy its charming views and limpid waters. And if there are some volunteering free divers, we can enjoy the captain’s secret recipe: the sea urchin pasta. In the afternoon we sail to Filicudi. Let’s get our cameras ready for the astounding Canna rock, a 70 meters high column that will take your breath away, especially during sunset. In the evening, we can have some fun on board with dances and music until late.
SATURDAY: On our last day of sailing, we go back in time in the alleys of Filicudi and its traditional fishermen atmosphere. We must then admire the beautiful Grotta del Bue Marino, with its playful lights. We then go back to Lipari to explore its little shops and cafes.
SUNDAY: we are at the end of this incredible trip…studded with warm people and unforgettable places. Let’s say goodbye to the Aeolians.
Stromboli excursion: Stromboli’s guided night excursion is scheduled to take place from 5 to 11 pm. The price is approx. €28 (shoes, headlamp, and socks rental not included, available for €15, those who already have the equipment do not need to rent it). Guides do not allow to make the excursion in tennis shoes or sandals. We recommend trekking shoes for the sandy ground. If you plan to climb the Stromboli, warn the captain on the first day for them to organize the excursion.
Suggestion: if you would like to extend your holiday, there’s nothing better than Glamping in Noto. You can enjoy our 10% discount upon booking.
Holiday code: CAT19
Where: Sicily – Aeolian Islands – Messina
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Embarking/Disembarking in: Pontile La Buona Fonda – Lipari – Aeolians
Guide: skipper and sailor on board. The skipper is the boat’s captain and the itinerary expert, thus for safety reasons their decisions on the navigation are incontestable. The sailor helps the skipper with maneuvers and boat maintenance as well as managing kitchen and cleaning duties with the guests.
Individual price: €700 between 27/5-14/7 and 2/9-6/1 – €900 between 15/7-1/9.
Includes: accommodation in double cabins, navigation program, two-seat kayak use, tender, final cleaning, health and luggage insurance.
Does not include: journey to the embarking location, city tax where required and anything not listed in the “Includes” section. Galley, fuel, and marina cost of approx. €25/30 a day pp.
Note: embarking scheduled on the morning of the departure day, in case you need to arrive the night before you can book an extra night for a €40 fee.