Flotillas holidays around the Aeolian: 7 volcanic sisters islands to discover on a flotilla cruise.
The "seven sisters" of Sicily! Otherwise known as the Aeolian islands, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to their extraordinary natural variety and beauty.
This splendid volcanic archipelago owes its name to the god of the wind, Aeolus, who reigns supreme here - along with Vulcan, the god of fire. These elements have seemingly forged the territory. At times the rocky cliffs stand high over the sea, and range from the white of the pumice to the dark red of the basalt, each passing through the gold of the sulfur. Only a sailing holiday reveals the areas true charm, where even the most hidden places become accessible.
Lipari is the largest of the seven islands, with its faraglioni uniquely guarding the coast. Vulcan is that of the prodigious volcanic mud, Salina is known for the production of wine and Malvasia, and the active volcano, Stromboli, can be hiked. Finally, the wildly steep Alicudi and Filicudi are surrounded by sea, and create a backdrop not to be missed.
What can be done on a flotilla holiday around the Aeolian Islands?
Sailing the Aeolian Islands by flotilla means visiting an island each day of the week with your new crew. A social outing in Panarea, a night to admire the spurts of fire in Stromboli, a dip in Cala di Pollara in Salina (famous for the movie "The Postman") or a walk on the top of Vulcano - are just a few of the unique moments to be had on a flotilla cruise in the Aeolian Islands. The sunset aperitif served with cunzato bread and Malvasia in the full moon, and for some an evening swim - the ingredients for a group holiday made up for fun and relaxation.
The Aeolian Islands offer majestic natural beauty, transparent waters, magical sunsets, intense aromas, delicious foods, and all brought together with the members of your new crew on a Sailsquare flotilla sailing holiday.