The Paradise Aeolian Islands

Vulcano at Aeolian Islands
Vulcano at Aeolian Islands

Greek and Roman mythology, as well as the ancient history of the world itself, meet some 25-50 kilometers away from the north-east coast of Sicily, in Aeolian Islands. As the first of many natural and men-made wonders of these islands, stands the old citadel Lipari, its fortress and the population which has been here since the neolith and the last may be the unbelievably red, ocher, and yellow coast of Vulcano.

Today rarely inhabited, Aeolian Islands (Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo) are volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. The first inhabitants, Knidians (580 B.C.) named the island after Aeolus, a Greek god keeper of the wind, and in this place Homer’s Odyssey met the powerful Cyclops. Not long time ago, the director Roberto Rossellini made the movie Stromboli inspired by active volcano of the same name, the one whose eruptions still send red melting lava down the scarred rocks, leaving long-lasting impression to the observer. During the ’90s on the island of Salina another captivating movie – Il Postino – was filmed. In the year 2000 the Aeolian Islands are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites due to its importance for the fields of volcanology and geology, especially because Stromboli and Vulkano belong to two different eruption types and have been being observed for more than two hundred years.

To the restless travelers, the Islands offer white sandy beaches and light blue sea of Lipari; the calmness of the garden island of Salina, with aromatic dill weed, delicious fish, octopuses, and light, golden dessert wine, Malvasia; uncommon rock texture; and the bay where fumaroles, water bubbling up hot sulphurous fumes, splash black volcanic beaches. Blue stone and smooth, black, glassy rocks expand over the Lipari beaches. Panarea, with its insidious underwater rocks, and Filakudi, with its basalt coast, show off with their ancient buildings. Alikudi, the farthermost island, promises beautiful panoramic view and relaxed life with nature.

Photo by: Rhiannon

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