The Aeolian Islands are an archipelago of seven islands positioned opposite to the northern coast of Sicily; the first one is about 16 miles off the Sicilian coast.
How to get to the Aeolian Islands? If you choose to take a flight to Catania or Palermo, you then have to take either a bus, a train or car: to reach the harbor of Milazzo. From there, you will need to board a ferry that, after about two hours of sailing, will land you in the harbor of the island of your choosen destination.
Aeolian Islands: how to get there by private boat
Another option for visitors is to comfortably depart from the harbor of Capo D’Orlando on a private and beautiful boat, where a skipper, after more or less a 45 minutes of sailing, will guide you to discover the most beautiful coves of the Aeolian Islands to tell you all the interesting stories that you will need to know about these wonderful islands, told by the ancients since the time of the Greek gods.
There are many benefits to taking a private boat:
- being able to stop anywhere you like to admire the beauty of the Aeolian Islands;
- having an entire boat at your disposal;
- not being bound by schedules;
- decide how and where to stop to admire the beauty and colors this archipelago has to offer.
Enjoy a glass of prosecco after a beautiful refreshing swim together with some Aeolian creel shrimp freshly bought from a local fisherman is priceless, or decide to go down to the mainland to visit the small villages of the islands such as Rinella and Santa Marina in Salina, the beautiful Panarea, or the small town of Lipari with its pedestrian street, where typical small stores and alleys are the main attraction.
Water and a few cold beers will be waiting for you on board, along with the kindness and professionalism of the qualified staff which is there just for you to experience an exciting and unforgettable day. The choice of how to get to the Aeolian Islands is no way compromises the pleasantness of the trip or the beauty that can be visited.
Aeolian Islands: how to get there and handle luggage
If you are coming to the Aeolian Islands directly from the airport, you can board on the boat with your luggage and spend the day on the boat, explore the islands you want to visit, and then the skipper will drop you off at the harbor of the island where you will be staying overnight, having the staff of the hotel that will be hosting you for the next few days pick you up at the port at the scheduled time.