Aeolian Islands are the ‘’must visit ‘’archipelago consisting of seven atolls: Stromboli, Panarea, Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Filicudi, Alicudi, and 10 small islands all of volcanic origin. Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily, and listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Famous worldwide for the beauty of the crystal clear sea, breathtaking landscape, pebbled and fine sandy black beaches, unspoilt nature, gigantic faraglioni coming out of the sea, many caves and marine grottos and two still active volcanos - Stromboli and Vulcano. Beautiful places that convey powerful impressions of nature's power and sweet and relaxing atmosphere for vacationing sailors. The ancient name of the island 'Isole Eolie' named after the god of winds Aeolus, which had its headquarters here, according to Italian mythology. Every each island of Aeolian Archipelago is different, with own identity and own ‘’soul’’. You will discover something new at each island you stop at. Aeolian Islands offer one of the most beautiful regions of sailing in the Mediterranean. The ‘’Eolie’’ are heaven for sailors with the all islands located just few miles away from each other.
The best starting point for yacht charter will be in Sicily, where you can find a great selection of sailing yachts, catamarans or power boats. The best bases to choose from to sail Aeolian Archipelago are: Portorosa, Milazzo, 15 NM from Eolie, Palermo 50 NM, Cefalu 30 NM, Santa Agata 25 NM. The airports in Sicily are: Catania, Palermo. Others perfect starting bases are: Tropea 30 NM from Eolie, and Vibo Valentia 40 NM, close to the airport: Lamezia Terme