Saturday: Embark from Port of Tropea - Stromboli (Check-in 4:00pm)
Embark in Tropea (Calabria), when ready depart to Stromboli. It has a typical volcano shape and the spectacle it offers is unique. At night, sailing in front of Stromboli, you can see the so-called "Sciara di fuoco" characterized by the free fall of fire lapillus in the sea; this "fire show" is simply breathtaking. A sight worth seeing!
Sunday: Stromboli - Salina
This Island with its steep rugged coastline is the most unspoilt of the Islands. It is formed by two extinct volcanoes: Monte Fossa delle Felci and "Monte dei Porri" which give it an aspect for which the ancient name of Island was derived: "Dydime" or rather twins. Salina is named after the salt-works to the South-east, beyond cape "Lingua." The island is formed of numerous small natural bays among which, Pollara, with its beaches and deserted fishermen's cottages is very picturesque at sunset; Rinella with its black-coloured grottos, which has been transformed into a small port. The very first tourist port of the Aeolian Islands was realized at Santa Marina Salina.
Monday: Salina - Filicudi
A beautiful island! In the past it was called Phenicusa which means reach of brackens. It’s oval-shaped and, in the south-east side, it extends to Capo Graziano headland, a little peninsula linked to the main Filicudi part by a piece of land. The inhabitants (called "Filicudari") are scattered in the three main parts of the island: Filicudi Porto, Valle Chiesa and Pecorini a Mare. There you can also find the very important and characteristic 85-metre rock, the so-called "La canna," which rises in the middle of the sea. Its landscape and its breathtaking sunset seen from "Punta Stimpagnato" are also wonderful... a mystical experience!
Tuesday: Filicudi - Vulcano
The island of thermal springs and mud-bathing, a destination of sport enthusiasts who can appreciate and enjoy the beauty of its waters together with that of the volcano, from which there are breathtaking sights, for example, the view of the surrounding islands and the isthmus connecting Vulcano to Vulcanello. The island offers a variety of sceneries but access to the most beautiful spots are to be reached by sea: La Grotta del Cavallo, the pool of Venere, the beaches to the South and the numerous caves to the West.
Wednesday: Vulcano - Lipari
The main island, certainly the richest in history, has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age. The most striking feature of the ancient remains is certainly the castle, dating back to the VI century and situated on the ancient acropolis. Today, the castle houses the "Aeolian Archeological Museum" which relates the History of the Islands from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. Characteristic of the Island are: the pumice-stone quarries of Porticello which render the beach and surrounding waters a peculiar white colour, the Faraglioni to the south off Vulcano, the lively square of Marina Corta, Sotto Monastero and Marina Lunga, a landing place with a quay reserved for boats in transit.
Thursday: Lipari – Panarea
Limpid waters, craggy cliffs and fascinating seabeds make Panarea a much sought after place for sub aquatic sports. Young and lively tourists are attracted not only by the beauty of Panarea but by the vivacious nightlife. By day one can visit the Bronze Age village located on the promontory of cape Milazzese where the cliffs form a splendid calanque: Cala Junco, one of the most beautiful places of all the Islands.
Sailing back to Tropea! This itinerary can be subject to any modification depending on the weather conditions or any other important reason that the Captain can evaluate. Disembark Saturday morning at 9:00am.
This type of holiday is flexible so you can do as much or as little as you choose. You’ll decide the itinerary day by day with the rest of the group and with the suggestions of an experienced skipper. There is opportunity to lie back and relax and sunbathe, read a book, listen to music, chat with new or old friends. You may like to while away the time with a game of backgammon or cards. You can swim, snorkel, or even try out other water-sports if they are available when you are at anchor. We always try to plan everyday to never have a too long navigation time and always to find the time to stop for swimming or to visit a town or a site of natural or cultural interest and of course for eating the local delicacies and to enjoy the night-life! It is always you (or the skipper about the weather conditions) deciding if you want to sleep at the anchor in a secluded bay or to moor in a harbour.