Daily departures from Lipari, from May to September
The Aeolian Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, make up a wonderful group of lands that emerge from the crystalline sea.
The island of Vulcano, historically named “Hiera” for the Greeks, is the southernmost of the islands of the Aeolian archipelago, and the third largest island.
The frequent activity of Vulcan in classical times led the Greeks tosuppose that the god of fire Hephaestus worked right inside the active cone, known as the “Cono della Fossa”
The day starts at 9:30 from the port of Lipari. During the journey, it will be possible to see the coasts of Vulcanello, the youngest volcano on the island, on which the famous “Valle dei Mostri” is located, where nature has enjoyed creating fantastic forms of lava, reachable on foot once landed.
We will then pass off the enchanting bay of black sands, famous for its long black sand beach, behind which the “Gran Cratere della Fossa” rises in all its majesty. It is the active volcano of the island, a quiescent volcano, which it is possible to reach the top,where it is possible to admire a breathtaking view, with a walk on foot from the port.
Continuing navigation you will reach the “Grotta del Cavallo” amphitheater of rare beauty and famous for its play of light, and the “pool of Venus” where, according to legend, the beautiful goddess took a bath.
The journey continues in the southernmost part of the island, up to Gelso, an almost uninhabited village, where it will be possible to see the lighthouse and the very black, fine sand beaches that characterize this part of the island.
Finally, we will skirt the steep coasts, reaching a small inlet on a rock, where the statue of a beautiful little mermaid has been placed to protect those who sail in these waters.
We will finally dock at the port in the late morning, greeted by the acrid smell of sulfur that pungently reaches our nostrils.
This is the liveliest part of the island full of shops, bars and restaurants, and it is here that the motor ship leaves us, so as not to miss out, all the possibilities that are offered to us. From the mud puddle to trekking on the volcano, from discovering its great beaches to shopping in its lively centre, from geothermal pools to renting a scooter to discover its interior, you will be spoiled for choice. Departure from the same port in the late afternoon. (h 17.00 pm.)
|Adults||Child 3/8 year||Infant 0/2|
|€ 35||€ 18||FREE|