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MINI CRUISE AT THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS

Full day

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Tour description

In this mini cruise you will visit one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world, the Aeolian Islands.

  • Lipari is the largest and most populous island of the Aeolian Islands, the contrast between the blue of the sea and the white of the pumice mountains frame the sea stacks “Petra Lunga” and “Petra Menalda.”
    We recommend a visit to Lipari’s Castle and the Basicilica of St. Bartholomew, patron saint, inside of it; explore the archaeological area in “Contrada Diana,” visit the “Luigi Bernabo Brea” Archaeological Museum; stroll through the streets of the historic center to immerse yourself in the places of Aeolian daily life and go shopping; a bus tour is also recommended.
  • Vulcano, an island born from the merger of the two volcanoes “Vulcano della Fossa” and “Vulcanello.” Trekking enthusiasts can climb the main crater of Vulcano, reaching a vantage point with views of all the Aeolian Islands. You can enjoy bathing in the thermal waters and sulfur mud. We also recommend visiting the “Grotta del Cavallo,” “La Valle dei Mostri,” or even just relaxing along its distinctive black beaches, formed by fine sand of volcanic origin.
  • Stromboli is the northernmost island of the archipelago, here we find one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It is definitely the wildest island of the archipelago. The main attraction is definitely the volcano; we also recommend visiting Piazza San Vincenzo, looking out from this square you can admire the port of Stromboli with the “Strombolicchio”, the oldest volcano of the Aeolian Islands, in the distance.
  • Panarea is the oldest of the Aeolian islands and is now one of the most popular destinations for international tourism. A visit to the characteristic old town, with its white houses, narrow alleys and the Church of San Pietro, is a must. You cannot miss a visit to the Bay “Cala Junco” with its crystal-clear waters enclosed in an amphitheater bordered by rock formations. Relax at the beach “Cala degli Zimmari” with its characteristic reddish beach.
    • On all cruises with a visit to Panarea you will sail along a micro-archipelago between Lipari and Stromboli consisting of the islets: “Basiluzzo,” “Spinazzola,” “Lisca Bianca,” “Dattilo,” “Bottaro,” “Lisca Nera,” and the rocks of “Panarelli” and “Formiche.”

 

  • All mini-cruises depart from the port of Milazzo (ME).
  • We encourage you to book as far in advance as possible so that you can reserve your tickets.
  • The purchase of tickets requires payment in full in advance.

Itinerary

  • Lipari and Vulcano
    June 15th to October 31st
    Available daily; in October available Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli
    June 17th to September 30th
    Available every Friday; in August available Tuesday and Friday
  • Panarea and Stromboli by night
    June 14th to October 30th
    Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday; in October available Tuesday and Sunday
  • Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli
    June 15th to September 28th
    Available every Wednesday; in August available Wednesday and Sunday

Location

Aeolian Islands

Departure time

  • Lipari and Vulcano
    Departure: 09:30
  • Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli
    Departure: 09:30
  • Panarea and Stromboli by night
    June 14th to September 15th, departure: 12:30
    From September 16th to October 30th, departure: 11:00
  • Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli
    Departure: 09:30
  • Boarding starts approximately 45 minutes before the departure time.

Return time

  • Lipari and Vulcano
    Return to Milazzo: 17:45 approx.
  • Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli
    Return to Milazzo: 22:00-23:00 approx., depending on the sunset
  • Panarea and Stromboli by night
    Return to Milazzo: 22:00-23:00 approx., depending on the sunset
  • Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli
    Return to Milazzo: 22:00-23:00 approx., depending on the sunset

Price

  • Lipari and Vulcano
    Adults: € 40.50
    4-10 years old: € 27.00
  • Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli
    Adults: € 72.00
    4-10 years old: € 36.00
  • Panarea and Stromboli by night
    Adults: € 58.50
    4-10 years old: € 36.00
  • Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli
    Adults: € 72.00
    4-10 years old: € 36.00
  • Free ticket for children 0-3 years old
  • € 5.00 landing fee per person must be added, including 0-3 years old children

 

Tour duration

Depends on the cruise

Period

June to October, depends on the cruise

Difficulty

Easy

What is included

Insurance

Means of transport

  • Ship

Minimum number - Maximum number

Minimum number: 1

Maximum number: /

Customizable

No

Pick-up

Not included. You have to reach the Port of Milazzo (ME) on your own to take the cruise. It might be possible to arrange a pick-up at your desired location by paying an extra.