Sail into the sun on board a traditional wooden gulet and discover the exclusive charm of the UNESCO protected Aeolian Islands. Known as the 'Pearls of the Mediterranean' these islands offer unique landscapes, a superb coastline and two active volcanoes. Visit the fishing ports of Salina and Stramboli and the beautiful islands of Panerea, Vulcano and Lipari on this unforgettable cruise and enjoy authentic Aeolian cuisine along the way. The gulet features sunbathing areas, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and private bathrooms in each cabin, and is accompanied by an expert and friendly crew.

DATES: 26 May - 15 Sep: Saturdays
DURATION: 8 Days / 7 Nights
PRICE: From $3,069
STARTING: Catania
SHIP: 24m Ketch Sailboat
GROUP SIZE: Max 20 guests

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Highlights:

  • Small group tour - maximum 20 guests
  • Cruise on a traditional gulet around the Aeolian Islands
  • Discover the 'Sulphur Island' of Vulcano and visit the Grotta del Cavallo
  • See the dramatic silhouette rising from the sea of the majestic Stromboli volcano
  • Explore Lipari, the largest island

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Catania - Milazzo: Transfer from Catania airport to Milazzo. Board the sailboat and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Milazzo - Panarea: Sail towards Panerea, stopping en-route at the small desert islands of Lisca Nera and Dattilo for a swim. Arrive at Panarea and visit the small vilalge of San Pietro. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Panarea - Stromboli: Continue to Stromboli, passing by the island of Basiluzzo. Enjoy lunch on board and time at leisure to visit the island. It may be possible to book an exclursion to cluimb the volcano with a local guide (extra cost). Dinner is at your own expense tonight. (B, L)

Day 4 - Stromboli - Salina: Sail round the island of Stromboli with lunch on board. Continue sailing towards Santa Marina di Salina. Time at leisure to visit the village. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Salina - Lipari: Circumnavigation of the island of Salina with stops to swim in the beautiful bay of Pollara. After lunch sail towards Lipari. Navigate along the wild west coast of Lipari and stop at Canneto to swim and see the famous Cave di Pomice (quarry of pumice stone). Arrive at the port of Lipari and enjoy some time at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Lipari - Vulcano: After breakfast, explore the town and its archaeological and volcanological museum at leisure. Continue to Vulcano sailing along the famous Faraglioni. In the afternoon, visit Vulcano and bath in the hot springs at your own leisure. Dinner tonight is at your own expense. (B, L)

Day 7 - Vulcano - Milazzo: Circumnavigate the island of Vulcano with stops for swimming at "Piscina di Venere" and visit the "Grotta del Cavallo". Navigate along the west coast of Vulcano to the small harbour of Gelso. After lunch, sail towards Milazzo, stopping at S. Antonio bay to swim in the crystal clear Mediteranian waters. Dinner on board and time at leisure in Milazzo. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Milazzo - Catania: After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Catania airport. (B)

NOTE: This itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change without notice due to unfavourable weather and sea conditions.

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights cabin accommodation on board a 24m Ketch sailboat
  • Meals as per itinerary on board
  • Soft drinks on board
  • Crew (skipper, sailor and chef)
  • Island visits as per itinerary
  • Return transfers from Catania airport to Milazzo

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