Aeolian Islands, Italy Kayak Adventure
Single Supplement Applies.
8 days, 7 nights
Single Supplement Applies.
The Aeolian Islands are truly a sight to be seen. This UNESCO World Heritage sight is a small cluster of islands located off the Northeastern coast of Sicily. These islands are famous for their spectacular scenery, rich history, pure mediterranean water, and Italian charm. We invite you to join us on this kayak adventure weaving through the Aeolian Islands and exploring the best of what Italy has to offer.
Day 1: We will start our journey together on the beautiful island of Vulcano, the southernmost island in the Aeolian Island chain. This island was home to the blacksmiths of Hephaestus, the god of fire, metal work and the fine arts. From the ferry port we will drive to the southern tip of the island to our accommodation nestled in the cliffs of the volcanic island. Dinner and welcome celebration will conclude our first day in the Aeolian Islands. D
Day 2: We start this day with the goal of circumnavigating the island of Vulcano. This will include 360 degree views of the volcano and stops to explore the cliff lined coast and enjoy the finest swimming beaches the Mediterranean has to offer. B, D
Day 3: Today we kayak north to navigate the channel formed by the Lipari and Vulcano. Lipari is the largest island in the Aeolian chain and home to the Castello de Lipari which houses a famous archaeological museum. Our day will allow time to explore the sights and sounds along with the local cuisine of Lipari. B, D
Day 4: We awake ready to paddle up the western coast of the island. This western shore offers pristine beaches, dramatic rock outcroppings, and picturesque points. Our accommodations are on the northernmost point of the island with views of the islands of Salina nearby and Panarea in the distance. B, D
Day 5: Today we will cross the channel created by Lipari and Salina to catch a ferry to the famous, and the most active, volcano in Europe, Stromboli. Stromboli is the island furthest east in the Aeolian chain and we have the pleasure of spending two nights here. During our time on this island we plan to hike the the volcano rim and paddle the shores of this isolated Aeolian Islands. B
Day 6: Our morning adventure options include a circumnavigation of the island by kayak stopping to explore the small fishing village of Ginostra. This circumnavigation will allow for spectacular views of the volcano and the exploration of the wild coastline of the island. In the afternoon, we plan a hike to the rim of the volcano and peer into the most active volcano in Europe. Hiking to the top of the volcano will provide stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Aeolian Islands from 3,031 feet. B, D
Day 7: Today we leave the beauty of Stromboli and return, by ferry, back to the familiar beauty of the island of Vulcano. Once here, we have the opportunity to hike to the volcano rim of Vulcano. Our final evening is highlighted by a celebratory dinner. B, D
Day 8: We make our way to the ferry terminal on the northeast tip of Vulcano. From there, we will say goodbyes and depart for connections on the mainland. B
**This itinerary is subject to change. The Northwest Passage encourages you to be flexible throughout our exploration.