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Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea

Highlights
  • Day trip from Taormina to Panarea and Stromboli in the Aeolian Archipelago
  • Leave Taormina by coach and travel by motorboat around the UNESCO-listed islands
  • Enjoy free time to explore the tiny island of Panarea
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Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea
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Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea
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Overview
Discover the Aeolian Archipelago on this day trip to the islands of Stromboli and Panarea from Taormina. Journey to each island by motorboat, exploring the local shops at your leisure or taking a cool dip in the sea. Afterward, cruise around Stromboli to see the island’s volcano. Keep your eyes peeled for the crater of Sciara del Fuoco, known to light up the sky with its jet-like eruptions. After a full day of touring the UNESCO-listed islands, you will return to Taormina.
What to Expect
Hop aboard your coach in Taormina and travel north to the Port of Milazzo. After roughly an hour’s ride, board your motorboat and glide through the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Panarea, nestled in the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Archipelago.
Enjoy time to explore the small, scenic island at your leisure. Wander the local shops in the whitewashed village, try the island fare at a café or take in views of the water from the beach.
Afterward, reunite with your host and head across the water to Stromboli, named after its active volcano. Check out the black lava-sand beach and soak up additional free time to roam the village. Back on your boat, you can enjoy a light dinner as the sun sets (own expense).
Top off your trip with an evening boat ride around the island to see Stromboli’s volcano in action. Head to a clear spot to view the crater of Sciara del Fuoco, where you'll witness bright, liquid lava explode into the night sky. Small eruptions typically occur every 30 minutes, so be sure to have your camera ready.
After a full day of sightseeing, you will be returned to Taormina.
Reviews (130)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed September 25, 2018
Not value for money. Very disappointing.

We were really looking forward to this trip but I am afraid it fell short of the mark in all departments. The ferry as many have stated is little short of a cattle truck and not the pleasant cruise we anticipated. The managing of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Diana F
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Hello Diana F, we have forwarded your review to the boat company in order to take care of the embarking issue, which is very important to us. Regarding your comment on the Aeolian Islands, we can only say that it is subjective. The islands offer...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile
Waste of time

The only thing good about the trip was Stromboli. However, does it really worth to spend all day for 2 hours at Stromboli is the question. The trip includes two 1-1.5 hour bus trip to and from Melazzo. The boat takes 1.5 hours to Panarea...More

1  Thank HakanE845
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hello Hakan E, we don't understand why you quote so low only because you did not like Panarea, while it is considered the jet-set island and it has always been the "place to be". It is a matter of tastes. You complain also about the...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Beware of Aeolian day trip to Stromboli and Panorea.

Booked from Melbourne via Viator. It didn't in any way live up to its description. Not enough seats available for the volume of people. Once on the islands not enough restaurants to feed the volume of tourists. We stood on the upper deck for 10...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Kate T
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hello KatT, the fact that the port is 1/2 hours from Taormina is quite normal as Milazzo is the closest port to the Aeolian Islands. It is also quite normal that mid-August represents the peak of the peak of the season. And we underline peak...More

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Tourist-trap ! Beware of Eolian Queen

Did not know that such trourist traps still exist ! The ship (Eolian Queen) was overcrowded. and not built for sight seeing. Just about 50 seats with acceptable view for 400 passangers. Many passangers were sitting on the floor. Several got seasick due to too...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank GesundundFit
Freetraveller39, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hello GesundundFit, first of all, we thank you for your feedback as SAT Group is very involved in Customer Care, so all customers' comments are held in high regard as an opportunity for improvement. We are therefore very sorry that you have suffered a discomfort...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Enjoyable.... if you like huge crowds

This tour may have been enjoyable for some people, but not for us. Hopefully this review gives a bit of an overview of what to expect before booking this trip. Firstly - pickup. Pick-up at Taormina bus terminal is at 10am. You arrive at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Dafydd V
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hello Dafydd V, our impression is that you were expecting a different standard and would have been more comfortable with a tailor-made excursion with totally different costs, rather a group excursion that involves more massive numbers of travel companions. As a matter of fact, travelling...More

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