Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
Rent a sailboat in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
In 2000, the Lipari Islands, located just above Sicily at the southern edge of the Tyrrhenian Sea, were appointed a UNESCO World Heritage site - which is an expression of the sophisticated and exceptional beauty of the area.
Corsica and Sardinia are located to the northwest, Elba to the north, and towards the east is Italy's boot. The Aeolian Islands consist of Lipari, Salina, Stromboli, Panarea, Filicudi and Basiluzzo - and is known for the islands' wild and untouched nature. Thirty nautical miles from Stromboli – the easternmost of the Lipari Islands is the region known as Calabria on the Italian mainland and the picturesque harbour of Tropea. Depending on the length of your sailing holiday - it is also possible to visit Sicily's capital Palermo and the Egadi Islands west of Sicily. Whichever itinerary you choose, the area offers an exciting mix of great sailing, snorkelling in crystal clear water, scenic hiking trails, superb restaurants, shops and breathtaking sightseeing in the picturesque towns with roots dating back to ancient Greece and Rome - all this is guaranteed to be a cherished memory for years to come.
Easy access to the exciting volcanic Lipari Islands
Experience the fancy and lively Panarea
Idyllic anchorages far from busy crowds of people
Architecture from the 16th century in Tropea
Stromboli, Europe's largest active volcano
Longer open water passages as well as shorter trips
Sailing in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
A sailing holiday in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands is a journey through a complete Mediterranean paradise. The passages between islands are usually short and give plenty of time to enjoy sailing and your yacht. You can also go on expeditions ashore, try the local food, or sit and relax with a cocktail in a cosy café - and dwell on the beauty of Italy's southern coast.
The soft and warm summer winds from the northwest are most often between 8-12 knots. Breezes across land and sea occur daily - in the late afternoon, you can for example experience more southerly winds. The summer temperatures are between 25 °C and 32 °C.
Sailing in the spring or fall is also very pleasant. The tidal range is only 1-2 feet; tidal currents are therefore not a concern. Wind-driven currents, which are common in the trade wind belts, are also not a problem. A sailing holiday in Sardinia unfolds in one of the most wonderful areas throughout the Mediterranean. It possesses both an incomparable natural beauty and all the joys of civilization - and offers both relaxing and secluded silence, but also exclusive and vibrant city life, especially in Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo.
Maddalena Islands means unspoiled nature at its best. Jagged cliffs, windswept beaches and secluded bays and coves - it's as if time stopped for several hundred years ago in this beautiful archipelago. sailing holiday in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands is suitable for skippers with basic skills in coastal navigation.
The beauty and the unique character of this area are appealing to both new and more experienced sailors - who often return again and again.
Swimming and snorkeling by white sandy beaches along the shores of beautiful islands and scenic coves filled with local fishing vessels, quiet towns by the seashore, where pink, white and yellow houses adorn the steep hills in a breathtaking and timeless mosaic - these are just some of the pleasures of a sailing holiday in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.
The Aeolian Islands are, among others, known for the active volcano of Stromboli and the hot springs, the rejuvenating mineral water, which is famous for its alleged healing powers and the island of Vulcano. A sailing holiday would not be complete without sightseeing in historic villages and tastings of the local cuisine - but the trips under the white sails in the warm winds are also a great part of the experience.Read more