Sicily is a place full of history, a multitude of cultural influences and an extraordinary nature.
It was the centre of the Magna Grecia and hosted important artists, scientists and philosophers of Ancient Greece if we think about Pythagoras and his school in Crotone, Herodot, Parmenides, Plato or Archimedes. Homer's Ulysses himself reached Sicily during his cruise to Ithaca according to different historical theories and touched the Aeolian Islands, Trapani, Ustica and Messina. Memorable monuments are left from this great époque: the amphitheater of Taormina, the temple valley of Agrigento or the archeological complex of Selinus.
Also the many National Parks of Sicily make this island so interesting for travelers and nature lovers. Some of them are located in the Sicilian mountains, other ones on the coast. One of the most famous is the National Park of Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe outside the Caucasus. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2013.
The best known areas for yachting in Sicily are the Aeolian and Egadi Islands.
The Aeolian Islands have a volcanic origin and two of them are still active: Stromboli and Vulcano. The Archipelago is composed by Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea, all with different characteristics and specialties. Good winds, thermal and mud baths, the volcanic "sciara", mountains and hills, wild nature, glamour, delicious food, astonishing landscapes, deep waters with adventurous archeological finds, a great hospitality and villages far from mass tourism - all these are the elements that make this island group so interesting for yacht charters.
The Egadi Islands only externally resemble to the Aeolian Islands but in reality they have very little in common.