Named after Aeolus, God of the Winds, the Aeolian Islands are a Volcanic Group of Islands located West of Tropea and North of Sicily. They are also known as the Lipari Islands and locally as the Isole Eolie. The Main Islands of the Archipelago are: Lipari, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi, Stomboli, Panarea and Vulcano.
The Islands are very beautiful with Great Beaches, Castles, Thermal Resorts, Good Fishing and some Volcanic Activity on Stomboli, with some fairly frequent eruptions. Salina is famous for the 1990’s film about the Legendary Poet Pablo Neruda, Il Postino. Panarea is the Party Island with some fine Boutique’s and the Jet-Set.
Filicudi and Alicudi have some great fishing and remote Beaches and very clear waters for Snorkeling and Diving. The Island of Vulcano has an open-air pool of volcanic mud and Thermal Baths. It’s a Huge Attraction for bathers looking for some Skin Treatment and to soothe some Aches and Pains.
Lipari is perhaps the most interesting with Great Beaches, Archaeological remains, a Beautiful Town, excellent Seafood Restaurants, Museums, Shops, Galleries and the Ancient Citadel or Castello di Lipari. The Aeolian Archipelago is a UNESCO heritage site due to its Geology and Vulcanology.