Discovering the Aeolian Islands by gulet
A wonderful one-week gulet cruise surrounded by the magical athmosphere of the wind islands. You will sail from island to island discovering the Sicilian volcanic system, starting from the Etna up to the Vesuvio, going through Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli. A system with major eruptive activity, well-known all around the world.
Gulet cruise plan
Boarding in Milazzo from 6:00 PM on, welcome cocktail, briefing with the captain, accoodation in the cabins, dinner and overnight on board.
Leaving for Vulcano after breakfast, stop in Baia di Gelso, beach activities, visit to Grotta del Cavallo, lunch and arrival to the town at 4:30 PM. Optional excursion to the volcano’s crater lasting about 3 hours: you will be able to walk among the fumaroles enjoying the silvery look of the sulphur mottled crater and a breath-taking view on the islands. Dinner and overnight on board.
Leaving for Lipari after breakfast, stop in the white pumice-stone beaches, beach activities, lunch and sailing off to the island of Panarea, arrival in Cala Junco and beach activities. Optional trekking from Cala Junco to Borgo San Pietro: a pleasant walk through the ruins of the village.
After breakfast sailing off to Panarea‘s isles: Lisca Bianca, Dattilo, Basiluzzo, beach activities and a snorkeling excursion to watch the fumaroles underwater and to swim among the bubbles of sulphurous gas. Lunch and leaving for Stromboli. During the cruise you will already be able to see the typical volcanic conical shape of the island surrounded by the smoke coming from the ongoing eruptive activity. After arriving to the town and after getting in touch with the volcano’s guides, if you are interested, at 5 PM you can start climbing up to the crater. This excursion takes place on a 8 Km long path going from the sea level up to 940 mts, lasting about 3 hours upwards. You will stop at the top in order to see the “Strombolian” eruptive activity and then you will go back downwards to the sea in about 2 hours.
We advise you against this excursion if you are not phisically well trained. Return and overnight on board.
Leaving for Salina after breakfast, arrival to the wonderful Capo Faro bay, beach activities and lunch, then moving to Pollara bay, beach activities and arrival to the town. Visit to the town of Santa Maria di Salina, shopping and return on board. Dinner and overnight.
Leaving for Lipari after breakfast, sailing around the island and stopping in the most beautiful locations: Scoglio del Bagno, Faraglioni, Praja Vinci. Beach activities, lunch and arrival to Lipari in the afternoon, free time, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast, visit to the citadel and the archeological ellenic museum, one of the most important besides the Greek ones. Leaving for Vulcano and stop in bay for a swim. Lunch and sailing off to Milazzo, where we will be arriving at about 6 PM. Free evening and dinner on land.
Breakfast and disembarkation within 9:30 AM.
The route described above may be modified with the unquestionable judgement of the captain for safety and weather reasons.