Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands lie in the northeast of Sicily and are the ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The crystal clear sea around the islands is perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Aeolian Islands are a group of remote islands that lies on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the north side of Sicily. This archipelago is well-known for its belt of volcanoes which is present on this set of islands. Many of these volcanoes have erupted in past years. Yet, it is one of the most admired tourist destinations around Sicily. According to the official data, around 200,000 visitors from whole world reach Aeolian Islands every year. Although the Aeolian Islands are very small with limited land area, yet UNESCO has announced them as a World Heritage area.

These islands are named over the Greek mythological figure Aeolus or Elolus who is considered as the ‘ruler of the winds’. Aeolian Islands is a group of eight islands namely, Alicui, Filicudi, Alina, Lipari, Culcano, Panarea, Basiluzzo and Stromboli. Lipari Island is the largest of these eight Islands and therefore the Aeolian Islands are also known as Lipari Islands.

These islands offer some great picturesque views and can be every photographer’s delight. It is a good idea to hire a car to reach the coast from where you can reach the islands by waterways.

car-rental-italy provides cars on hire at economical rates to tourists and renting a car is advisable for tourists as it gives them scope to explore the places on the go and cherish the essence of Italy to the fullest.

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