Aeolian Islands, the European Holy Grail for island-lovers

The Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie) are a group of attractive islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 25-50km north of Sicily in Italy. The principal islands are Lipari, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi, Stromboli, Panarea and Vulcano.
The eight islands bathe in the same crystal clear waters, with an underwater world of sea-life and archaeological treasures constituting an Eldorado for divers and swimmers alike.
Born from volcanic eruptions, the islands’ stone formations, beaches, and caves making the transgression from land to sea are simply spectacular. These natural phenomenons make amazing viewing both from land and sea.
There is no point denying that the full splendor of the islands is best experienced by boat, especially Panarea and Stromboli.
The former being, in the eyes of many, one of the most enchanting and scenic islands, frequented by an elite tourism for highly exclusive holidays. Whilst the latter certainly must not be missed, as the volcano is always in eruption, and the spectacle of these eruptions from sea at night, is truly breathtaking.
The Aeolian Islands are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Take advantage to the proximity of Milazzo and Palermo to visit them.

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