THE ANCIENT DIDYME

Salina is located in the middle of the Aeolian archipelago, that includes seven islands of volcanic origin. UNESCO lists the archipelago as a World Heritage Site. This is a place rich in history and inhabited since ancient times. It’s a mythological place, kingdom of gods like Volcano, that here forged his weapons, and Aeolus, god of wind, from which the archipelago takes its name.

The island will amaze you with its nature and beauty. Salina is the perfect place to start your adventure in the Aeolian islands: Stromboli and his active volcano, Lipari and the ethnographic museum, the wild beauty of Filicudi. Seven different islands, all of them are wonderful.

Explore the beach of Scario, located near the hotel, the top of Monte Fossa delle Felci, the highest of the archipelago, the small salty lagoon, hence the name Salina, or the wonderful bay of Pollara, where a part of the caldera collapsed in the sea creating an amazing cliff where peregrine falcons build a nest.

Get lost in the little old town with its picturesque, narrow streets and relax with an outdoor movie under the stars. Salina is a small, beautiful world of 25 square kilometres and includes seven villages and three municipalities.
Shopping, too, suits all tastes, even the most refined ones: the island is a jewel of the Mediterranean nature. Santa Marina hosts a large number of boats in summer and the island becomes a national and international meeting point.

Interesting facts about Aeolian islands

DO YOU KNOW THAT STROMBOLI GIVES THE NAME TO A PARTICULAR TYPE OF VOLCANIC ERUPTION?

This is characterized by frequent and regular eruptions (every 20-30 minutes) from calderas located almost 200 meters below the summit. It is possible to organize excursions and reach the top of the volcano to admire its activity… an incredible experience!

DO YOU KNOW THAT THE DEPTHS OF THE ARCHIPELAGO CAN REACH 2000 METERS?

Islands are like mountains in the sea, high up to 3000 meters. The blue of the sea is given by the sea’s great depths.

DO YOU KNOW THAT EVERY YEAR SALINA HOSTS A FILM FESTIVAL (SALINADOCFEST)?

Many festivals and events are organized with passion during summertime. Contact us for further information and news.

DO YOU KNOW THAT SALINA HOSTS MANY AUTOCHTHONOUS AND SICILIAN WINERIES?

Here the excellent Malvasia and other DOCG, IGP wines that have received international awards are produced.

DO YOU KNOW THAT THE POLLARA BAY IS A CALDERA THAT COLLAPSED IN THE SEA?

Here the movie Il postino was filmed. The collapse has created an amazing panorama and the 10-30 meters’ sea bottom is perfect for snorkelling.

DO YOU KNOW THAT THE VOLCANOES OF THE ARCHIPELAGO ARE STILL ACTIVE?

The Aeolian archipelago, World Heritage Site, includes seven islands of volcanic origin. The volcanism is still active in Stromboli, Vulcano, Lipari and Panarea and it creates a unique landscape.