The smallest of the Aeolian  islands (21 sq. Km), it offers a variety of local attractions and a very dynamic night life. Cala Junco is one of the most beautiful beaches because of the colour of the rocks surrounding it, which is a very special red. It is slightly further away and there are less people. The island offers a lot of very beautiful cliffs over a really blue picture postcard sea. Due to its volcanic origin, it can sometimes feel more arduous. For the walking tours, it’s always better to avoid flip flops or open shoes.

cala junco ph a butler

Panarea – Cala Junco ph A Butler

Panarea is an island which is very suitable for lovers of diving who can rely on the local diving centres to find very interesting dives. Worth visiting is the Spinazzola Rock, La nave rock and the Lanishen shipwreck, an English merchant ship that sunk in the 1900’s after hitting the rocks of Lisca Nera. The wreck lies at a depth of about 30-40 metres in navigation position, so that it is easily visible in its entirety before the dive. The most complete part of the shipwreck is the stern, where the ship’s wheel and the propeller can be perfectly distinguished, although it’s partly covered with sand. The wreckage is inhabited by groupers, bream, moray eels, damselfish and starfish.
The group of small islands and rocks surrounding Panarea has a special charm: Basiluzzo, Bottaro, Dattilo, Lisca Bianca, Lisca Nera.

Basiluzzo - Eolie - ph. Adam Butler

Basiluzzo – Eolie – ph. A  Butler

Relitto Lisca bianca (Diving Center Saracen)

Relitto Lisca bianca (Diving Center Saracen)

In Panarea, there is also an intense activity of underwater fumaroles. This phenomenon is due to the emission of volcanic gases that push the Earth’s crust. They are common in all volcanic areas and in the Aeolian Islands there are some everywhere. It is easy to observe them closely.

To make even a trip to the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzo.

Panarea - ph. Beppe Fontana

Panarea and Stromboli – ph. B Fontana