Catamaran charter Sicily: TOP destinations
With a Sicily catamaran rental you will be spoiled for choice in terms of destinations. Among the best we point out the archipelago of the Aeolian islands and that of the Egadi islands. In the Aeolian Islands a mandatory stop is Panarea, where you will find a buoy field and where you cannot miss a dip in the fantastic Cala Junco and Cala Zimmeri. And then Salina, where the Pollara beach will kidnap you for the shape of the rocky walls that fall sheer into the sea. The island of Vulcano is suitable for those who love trekking, on the volcano, but also for lovers of thermal treatments: it is possible to dive in some pools and take advantage of the thermal properties of the mud. Also in Vulcano, the Piscine di Venere, are a place of rare beauty, where you can swim. Staying on the subject of volcanoes, Stromboli also has a volcano, with a rather frequent activity, every 15 minutes, and for those who love trekking it is possible to climb the volcano and admire the Sciara del Fuoco. The island of Lipari is among the most lively, the country deserves a stop, perhaps at night. It is the suitable place to refuel in the Aeolian archipelago, there is a marina and several piers in its wide bay. Its stacks are also beautiful. Filicudi and Alicudi are the most pristine islands of this archipelago, suitable for sea lovers, for their crystal clear waters and which hide small beaches, reachable only by boat. Filicudi is suitable for snorkeling enthusiasts while Alicudi is the perfect place to admire the sunset.
Sailing with a catamaran to the Egadi islands, you can stop in Favignana, and visit the wonderful beaches without giving up diving and snorkelling. The island of Levanzo will seem like a painting in the middle of the sea and here you can rest on the Faraglioni beach, after visiting the Grotta del Genovese and observing the paintings and graffiti present that date back to the Paleolithic. But the most important archaeological site of the Egadi islands is located in Marettimo and is called Case Romane, a collection of military houses and a Byzantine church. If you are not a lover of history, Marettimo will conquer you in any case. Its impervious territory hides magical beaches and those who go there usually want time to stop, to fully enjoy this island. At the port, then, there are small restaurants where you can taste excellent fresh fish. Ustica is the place where a beach holiday in Sicily can turn into a cultural holiday: here you can go trekking, visit archaeological sites and devote yourself to bird watching. But Ustica is also a diver's paradise. Here you can agree with the local divers, who come to pick you up at your catamaran, bring the missing equipment on board, lead you to dive and bring you back to the catamaran. With ItalyCharter it is also possible to request a catamaran equipped for diving, so that there are already cylinders and an instructor on board.
Best time to charter in Sicily
The best time for catamaran charter in Sicily is from May to October. Sicily, located in the southern part of Italy, is an island characterized by hot and very long summers. On the coasts, especially those facing south, the climate is affected by African currents. The average temperature in Sicily during this period is around 30 degrees centigrade. The rains in summer are generally very scarce and for this reason it proves to be an ideal destination for renting Sicily catamarans.
Catamaran charter Sicily: Sea and cities of art
With a catamaran rental in Sicily you have the opportunity to combine a beach holiday with visits to the splendid cities scattered throughout the island. In addition to the beauty of the archipelagos, you can visit cities and towns such as Cefalù. Its historic center and the Duomo with the two twin towers are very beautiful, but the beach is its real pearl: a stretch of sand just over a kilometer long set between the houses. Continuing west, along the coast, there is Palermo, one of the main marinas and capital of Sicily. Here you can admire the Teatro Massimo, the largest opera house in Italy. In addition, in the natural reserve of Monte Pellegrino, there are the Addaura Caves, with graffiti dating back to the Paleolithic. The cathedral of Palermo is evidence of the various eras that the city has experienced, from Roman to Byzantine, from Norman to Spanish times. And a visit to the markets of the city cannot be missing: Vucciria, Ballarò, Il Capo and Borgo Vecchio. With a catamaran rental in Sicily, continuing to circumnavigate the west coast, you meet Trapani, where you can walk on the walls of Torre di Ligny, and Marsala, to observe the Saline dello Stagnone, a natural reserve of rare beauty where the low water has allowed humans to set up tanks to obtain salt. Also in Marsala, a stop is a must at the Florio cellars, producers of Marsala. With a Sicily catamaran rental in the east of the island, Taormina, Catania and Syracuse are instead. Taormina is a mix of modern and ancient, as well known abroad as other world-famous Italian locations such as the Cinque Terre. The medieval facade with baroque door of the Cathedral are testimony to the various styles that have followed over the centuries throughout Sicily, but the most beautiful thing in the city is undoubtedly the Greek Theater, dating back to the third century BC. Catania, on the other hand, is a fascinating city and the closest to the largest active European volcano: Etna. Precisely because of the sand and volcanic stone, the beaches of Catania are dark. Syracuse is a real gem, and we recommend a visit to the historic center, which is located on the island of Ortigia, connected to the rest of the city via two bridges. The narrow streets, monuments, numerous restaurants and typical clubs will transport you back in time.