Lipari – Salina: Part 2 of the 3 Boat Trips You Must Take in the Aeolian Islands


Last updated on September 14th, 2018 at 02:55 pm

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Aeolian Islands is like a paradise, and our trip there has been my favourite aside from Taormina. The second boat trip that we take, Lipari – Salina is perhaps my favourite boat trips by far. The ultimate boat trip for water and geology lovers, this trip involves the most dips in the sea and stunning rock formations.

The 3 Boat Trip You must take in the Aeolian Islands, Part 2 - Salina-Lipari. You will depart from Lipari and go around the famous sights such as Pumice Beach and Cyclops Island, with a lunch stop at Salina.

Read part 1 of the Aeolian Island Boat trips: Vulcano

Happily abroad the Nicolas on a boat trip around Lipari and Salina, Aeolian Islands

We first went around Lipari and stop by a Pumice beach and my sister and I immediately dived into the ocean to swim to the shore and admire the rocks. Pumice Beach, Lipari, Aeolian IslandsWith white cliffs that crumble on touch – you often see tourists smothering themselves in the ash, but let me tell you that they are not beneficial to your skin (nor are they harmful as far as I am aware of).

Pumice Beach, Lipari, Aeolian Islands(Please excuse my finger)

However, if you do dig further, you might find some lumps of obsidian – they are actually the same composition as the vesicular (holely) white rocks, but supercooled faster. And it’s here that I saw the most gorgeous aquamarine colour on the sea.Boat trip around Lipari - Salina, Aeolian Islands

(under the sea!)

natural arch around Lipari, Aeolian IslandsWe then pass through a natural arch along the way before arriving at Pallora (still around Lipari), a natural cove surrounded by volcanic cliffs of alternating rocks and tuffs. It’s the perfect place to stop for a swim.

swimming in the crystal blue water around Lipari, Aeolian Islands

(perfect chill spot)

We then finally left Lipari and stopped at Lingua, Salina around 13:15. Bear in mind that this is NOT the main town of the Salina Island. We were recommended to have lunch at the Delfino restaurant and the cuisine and portion size were out of this world! Delfino Restaurant, Salina, Aeolian Islands

Delicious Aeolian Pasta at Delfino Restaurant, Salina, Aeolian Islands

(We ordered the Aeolian Spaghetti and had to share because we couldn’t finish one on our own!)

There isn’t much in this small town, so we headed down to the small beach for a paddle.


Getting back on the boat at 15:15, we sped along hilarious sights such as the Love Cove and Divorce beach (I kid you not). Although you are unlikely to be able to distinguish them without help.

It was one of the passengers’ birthday that day – a young Italian girl turning 14, so naturally, there were cakes and champagne!

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(my reaction when the captain was popping the bottle next to me)

We then took another swim stop before paying a visit to the Cyclops Bay before returning to Lipari around 18:00.


You can read Part 3: Panarea-Stromboli here

Lipari-Salina: part 2 of the 3 boat trips you must take in the Aeolian Islands
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Written by Nam Cheah

Hi, my name is Nam. I am 24 and spent half my life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. I believe there's endless experience and beauty in the world and this is me chronicling how to experience the best at the best price.


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