The Aeolian Islands were named after the God of wind, "Aeolus". They are also referred to as the Lipari Islands as Lipari is the largest of the eight. It is the most popular Island for visitors who come mainly for the lovely white sand beaches at Spiaggia and Ponente (Marina Lunga). The other Islands are Vulcano and Stromboli, the two active volcanoes, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo.
The Lipari group of islands rise with grandeur from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Here you can spend the day cruising the largest group of the Aeolian Islands. Have fun in the sun with the many water sport activities and head to Vulcano and view the fantastic lava formations. Panarea is the smallest island of the archipelago where you can relax in a mud bath created from a natural spring.