One of the seven pearls of the Eolie Islands, Salina is situated in the middle of the archipelago, and is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to explore the islands.
The island of Salina derives its name from an old lake once used to produce salt. It is characterized by two volcanoes and in ancient times its name was Dydime (The Double), due to the similar shape of the two mountains forming the island: Monte Fossa delle Felci and Monte dei Porri.
On this intimate 27 km2 island, you’ll find lush flowers and trees alongside towering rock formations and mountains. From the volcanoes that make up the island rise abundant orchards, olive groves and vineyards, many open to discovery, and out of which local delicacies are created. Explore the creations of the volcanoes, from a natural amphitheater of Pollara, formed from a sunken crater, to the Perciato, a natural stone arch where the waves break inside.
High, rocky coasts shaped by the winds and sea offer breathtaking views. On clear days, you can see the other Aeolian islands and even the Sicilian coast. Volcanic beaches of cobblestones and rocks are a peaceful respite. The sea is so clean it’s practically crystal clear — a paradise for scuba divers.