Aeolian Islands


A scenic walking journey on the historic and mythological Volcanic Aeolian Islands situated in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sicily and named after the demigod of the winds Aeolus. There are seven islands: Stromboli, Vulcano, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Lipari. Greek mythology comes to life here because ancient seafaring folk used the volcanic rock resources for widespread trade and many Homeric tales originate here. Great hikes, stunning views and sea air.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Walking & Hiking
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Aeolian Islands.

A real volcanic experience

DURATION: 5 days

This trip in now part of   Small Group Walking Tour of Sicily

A scenic walking journey to the historic and mythological Volcanic Aeolian Islands off the north coast of Sicily. Here Greek mythology comes to life: Ulysses rests from his maritime adventures on the treacherous Straits of Scylla and Charybdis; Zeus makes Aeolus guardian of the winds and Vulcan works his forge inside the crater of a volcano.

We hike among wild flowers, figs and caper bushes – ever changing colours, textures and perfumes. The Aeolian Island archipelago is a made up of of seven volcanic islands, the sleeping giants in the emerald blue Mediterranean Sea. Settlers have been here since 4000 BC, trading valuable volcanic rocks like obsidian and pumice across the ancient world. This unspoilt corner of paradise seems frozen in time and exudes a natural harmony and tranquility for us to savour and enjoy.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 2 experienced guides 24/7
  • All meals as listed
  • Wine, water & coffee with meals
  • All accommodation
  • Walking sticks
  • Boat excursions as listed on the itinerary
  • All gratuities for hotel porters and waiters
  • Minibus transport from start to finish
  • Entrance fees to museums, events and parks as listed on itinerary
  • Local specialist guiding fees
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air transport
  • Transfer to the meeting point
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Single room accommodations
  • Minibar
  1. Day 1 Panarea

    We meet at 11.00 drive from the airport to Milazzo and catch a hydrofoil to Panarea, the smallest and arguably most charming of the Aeolian Islands. Settle into our hotel, stroll along the narrow streets and absorb the island’s soothing atmosphere at sunset over a glass of wine.

  2. Day 2 Stromboli Volcano by night

    Enjoy a scenic circular walk around the island and onto the ancient crater to a Bronze Age village. Afternoon boat excursion to the active volcano island of Stromboli returning at sunset past the eruptive firework spectacle called the ‘Sciara del Fuoco’. (4hr walk; boat excursion)

  3. Day 3 Salina

    Salina lies at the heart of the Aeolian archipelago and is notable for its twin volcanic peaks. We walk among Malvasia vineyards, ferns, juniper and heather. ‘Il Postino’ was filmed on this island. Return to Panarea in the afternoon to swim in the sea or relax at our hotel. (3hr walk)

  4. Day 4 Lipari & Vulcano

    An excursion to Vulcano for the unforgettable experience of walking up a volcano, going around the rim and looking into the smoldering sulphurous crater (1280ft). Free time in the afternoon to enjoy the town of Lipari, stroll round the characteristic fishing harbour or visit the archaeological museum up on the old Greek acropolis where you can also see excavations of prehistoric settlements. (4hrs)

  5. Day 5 Departure

    We travel by hydrofoil back to mainland Sicily. Transfer by bus to Catania airport for afternoon flights.

Unspoiled Natural Beauty

An idea on what we mean for picnic :-)

Accommodation Standards

A nice hotel and a good night’s sleep are an important part of your overall travel experience!

When considering a hotel, we look at more than just the rooms. We look for hotels or bed and breakfasts which are committed to ensuring their guests are well looked after and pay attention to detail, for example offering locally sourced breakfast produce, or a special selection of toiletries, or tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Wherever possible your hotel* will be perfectly positioned for exploring and will have a historical charm or maybe a new and innovative design. We choose the best possible places to stay ensuring that each night you are comfortably settled in a place that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm. We are on a mission to find the ingredients you need to wake up feeling rested and looking forward to each day of your Caspin Journeys tour!

Take a closer look at some of the places we have chosen for you…

The Aeolian IslandSome of the dream hotels you will find on this tour
Swimming pool with thermal water
Seaside atmosphere