Salina Island Tours & Vacations

One of the Aeolian Islands, Salina is located north of Sicily in southern Italy. In the archipelago, it is the second-largest island. Three comuni make up Salina: Leni to the southwest, Malfa to the north, and Santa Marina on the eastern shore. Rinella is a settlement located south of Leni and close to the ocean.

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Salina is the greenest island in the Aeolian archipelago because of its freshwater springs. The fertile island produces lots of capers, chestnuts, a high-quality low-acid olive oil, and other food thanks to its diversified climate, centuries-old olive trees, prickly pear cactus, vineyards, and typical Mediterranean vegetation.

It has a poetic charm that can entrance visitors. In fact, in 2019, Salina was awarded the title of most beautiful island in Italy by CNN. It is not just the beaches that attract tourists throughout the year, but also a vast cultural heritage, rich history, and lush natural vistas and sights.

The summers are hot, oppressive, dry, and clear in Santa Marina Salina, and the winters are lengthy, chilly, damp, windy, and partially cloudy. Throughout the year, the average temperature ranges between 53°F and 83°F, rarely falling below 47°F or rising above 87°F. The best time of year to visit Santa Marina Salina for hot-weather activities, according to the beach/pool score, is from late June to early September.

Only 3kms long and 2kms wide, Panarea is the most exclusive island of the lot, and the best place to stay in the Aeolian Islands if you want to be seen. The marina is loaded with the luxury yachts of the island's guests, but there's also space for the ferry which brings in the day trippers.

The CITIS bus system in Salina is fantastic. In the summer, frequent departures (at least once per hour) connect Lingua, Santa Marina (the main port), Malfa, Leni, and Rinella in a loop around the island. From Malfa to Pollara, a second, less often bus route is available.

Salina citizens have a relaxed way of life. Italians don't like to hurry and they prefer to make the most of life. But small islands are filled with a peaceful atmosphere. Mealtime has great importance for Italian people. Dinner is more important than supper and a glass of wine is its essential part. People often meet with friends or colleagues for a meal, it is an important part of a good day. Despite the fact, that Italians are family people, they try to become acquainted with new people and maintain these relations.

They won’t speak openly with strangers. But if you become a friend for a local resident, be sure to know the island from another side. Italians like to talk on different topics, such as Kant’s philosophy or modern cinema and football. It is customary to take care of your family and help to distant relatives. There is a joke, that locals prefer to be friends with foreigners because they live far away and you don’t have to help them.