Panarea

It is the smallest Aeolian island (21 sq. It is the smallest of the Aeolian islands (21 sq. Cala Junco has one of the most stunning beaches due to the special colour of its rocks. It is further away, and has fewer people. It has a lot of beautiful cliffs that overlook a blue, postcard-perfect sea. It can be more difficult due to its volcanic origin. It is better to wear flip-flops and open shoes for walking tours.

Panarea is a great island for divers who can rely upon the local diving centers to provide interesting dives. The Spinazzola Rock and La nave rock are worth a visit, as well as the Lanishen Shipwreck. This is an English merchant ship which sank in the 1900’s after it struck the rocks of Lisca Nera. It is located at about 30-40m in navigation, making it easy to see in its entirety prior to diving. Although it is partially covered in sand, the stern is the most complete section of the shipwreck. Here, the propeller and ship wheel can be clearly seen. Groupers, moray eels and starfish live in the wreckage. Panarea is surrounded by small islands and rocks that have a special charm.

Panarea also has an extreme activity of underwater fumaroles. These are caused by the release of volcanic gases that push the Earth’s surface. They are found in all volcanic regions, and they are abundant in the Aeolian Islands. They are easy to spot.

Even a trip to Capo Milazzo, a prehistoric village.

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