SET SAIL TO DISCOVER PANAREA BY SAILBOAT
Panarea is known as the most worldly of the Aeolian islands, often frequented by celebrities, but it remains the smallest inhabited island in the Aeolian archipelago.
The resident inhabitants number about 200, but clearly in the summer period they increase exponentially.
During the day it is a must to get to know it by sea, and once evening has fallen, go ashore and immerse yourself in the streets full of tourists and locals in the village.
LISCA BIANCA AND BOTTARO
Among the numerous islets surrounding the southern part of the island, the most popular are Lisca Bianca and Bottaro, where, in addition to being able to take a beautiful swim in the crystal-clear water, you can admire at a depth of about seven meters, with any kind of diving mask, the fascinating underwater blowholes of hot sulfur water.
BASILUZZO AND DATTILO
Also noteworthy is the islet of Basiluzzo, characterized by imposing cliffs overlooking the sea on which the forces of nature have carved numerous small caves, or nearby Dattilo with its pastel colors, which at sunset filter and reflect a special light on the inhabited side of the island.
At the end of the day or when the imposing mistral blows, Panarea’s princely mooring bay is undoubtedly Cala Zimmari.
A beautiful bay protected from the northwesterly winds, with a small beach of blond sand in the center, from where, heading east, you can reach the village.
From Cala Zimmari, proceeding westward and following a stone-stepped path along the high cliff you can admire a peculiar prehistoric settlement, with evidence of what were the huts of a Bronze Age village.
From here it is possible to admire one of the most beautiful views of the island, overlooking the other islands and especially the fascinating bay of Cala Junco.
WHAT TO DO WHEN EVENING FALLS
When evening arrives, a stroll around the village is a must, where you cannot miss a trip to the most fascinating club on the island, Raya, a famous nightclub but its terrace overlooking the sea at sunset has the most fascinating aperitif view in the Aeolian Islands. Alternatively, the island’s small seafront promenade in the evening is populated with tourists in white shirts among the characteristic trendy clubs with music until late at night.