Rent of boat in Salina Island, excursions and history of Salina Island

Salina is located north-west of Lipari and it is the second biggest and most popolous island of the Aeolian Archipelago, after Lipari. The island counts around 2.200 inhabitants and it is made up of three municipalities: Santa Marina, in the eastern coast; Leni, up in the hills and Malfa, on the northern area. The name comes from the abundance of saltpans once located in the south-east area of the island. Salina, like the others Aeolian Islands, has a vulcanic origin and there are two volcanic cones: Mount Fossa delle Felci (962 metres high a.s.l. and highest summit of all the Aeolian islands) and Mount Porri (859 metres a.s.l.) connected by a mountain pass. The villages are linked by bus service till late evening. In Salina there are six volcanos, whose last eruption dates back to 13.000 years ago. The main activities in Salina are the cultivation of grapes, oil, capers. Salina is the home of the well-known white wine Malvasia.

Salina round trip
it offers wonderful sights of coasts, beaches, villages and the typical small white houses. The tour starts from Santa Marina towards north.

Salina - Scoglio Cacato
You can immediately see the coast and cliff dropping to the sea. The first stop is the "Scoglio Cacato" where sea is really clear and blue. Here you can see the volcanic aspect of Salina. Following the trip, you will see other rock faces as Capo Faro and Torricella.

Salina - Scoglio Cacato Punta Perciato:
is an arch created in the volcanic rock of the headland moulded by sea and wind.

Salina - Punta Perciato Pollara:
belongs to the municipality of Malfa and it rises for a half on a volcanic crater, the other half of the crater is sunk down in the sea: you can see just a stack facing the beach. In this area you can see a lot of beautiful grottos. The trip ends in Rinella and back to Santa Marina.


Vulcano di Salina
The island is crossed by roads linking the villages: you can enjoy excellent walks in the nature.

Salina - Salted lake in Lingua
Located south of Santa Marina: it is a small lake separated from teh sea by a thin strip of land. The lake had been used as a saltpan until few years ago.

Salina -  Mount Fossa delle Felci
I t is a very old volcano now inactive. From its top, you can enjoy an amazing view of all the Aeolian Archipelago. Paths climbing to the top are reached with ferns, chestnut and popolars.

Salina - Pollara
North of santa marina, you reach Malfa. In Pollara, you can find the most beautiful beach of the island.

Salina - Santuario Madonna del TerzitoValdichiesa
Located in a very nice area of the island. You can find here the sanctuary of Madonna del Terzito dating back to XVII century. According to the tradition, a country man heard a sound of a bell, he followed it and found a painting with the Virgin Mary image of the Virgin Mary: in that point, was built the sanctuary.

Underwater routes

Salina - subacquee
Salina guests every year many divers who chose its clear waters as the Shallows of Pollara and the Shallows of the Capo. Diving the first one, you go into a crater: it is an area full of yellow sponges and rock faces rwith morays and crabs.

The Shallows of the Capo are very deep rock areas (100 metres) and full of fishes.