UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
The islands have volcanic origins and were declared as World Heritage Site in 1997 by the UNESCO with the reason “that the volcanic landscapes of the islands represent classical subjects of the ongoing examination of volcanology worldwide." Salina is especially recognized as a green island. Extended hikes on both peaks take you through fantastic flora and fauna. There is also the possibility to visit one of the small fishing villages Rinella or Ligua on foot or by bus. Salina is the only island in the archipelago with a natural fresh water spring. Whoever is interested in the delicacies of the Aeolian islands, should absolutely try the famous Malvasia (dessert wine). Capers are the largest exported product.
The Salina island
Salina is recognizable from far away by two old crater cones. You can go for a wonderful hike to the peak in Salina. Keep sufficient time for this purpose.
We recommend you to take sturdy hiking gear, not only for the night-time hike. For hikes on Salina or Vulcano you should take along sturdy hiking shoes. A warm jacket is absolutely necessary for the cool evenings and the hike on the Stromboli.