The smallest and "glossiest" of the islands on the archipelago (21 sq. km.) with many attractions and places in its very active nightlife. Cala Junco is one of the most beautiful beaches due to the colour of the rocks that surround it, which is a very particular shade of red. It's a little further away and so less frequented than the others. The island offers up very beautiful cliffs on a very blue sea that looks straight from a postcard. It's precisely because of its volcanic origin that it can sometimes be more impervious. Take comfortable shoes with you on hikes.
Panareais an island that is also very suitable for diving enthusiasts who, together with local divers, take us to explore fascinating depths. The Scoglio Spinazzola, Scoglio La nave and the Lanishen wreck, an English merchant ship that sank in the early twentieth century after hitting the rocks of Lisca Nera are also worth seeing.
The wreck is located on a seabed of about 30–40 metres in the position it sank, so as to make it easily visible in its entirety even before the dive. The most intact part of the wreck is the stern, where the rudder and propeller are perfectly visibly, even if partly covered in sand. The wreck is home to groupers, seabass, moray eels, damselfish and starfish.
The group of islets and rocks that surround Panarea is often home to advertising spots for their unique charm: Basiluzzo, Bottaro, Dattilo, Lisca Nera, Lisca Bianca. The latter was also one of the sets scattered throughout Sicily in the famous film L’avventura by director, Michelangelo Antonioni.
In Panarea there are intensely active underwater steam vents. The phenomenon is due to the leakage of volcanic gases that press under the Earth’s crust and are shared by all volcanic areas. There are some of them everywhere in the Aeolian. It’s easy to see them up close.
At the same time, you can go on a trip to the Prehistoric Village of Capo Milazzese.