The Aegadian Islands
Basic informations about the itinerary
The Aegadian Archipelago is located on the most western point of Sicily, a few miles from Trapani, and is made up by the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Merettimo. The Aegadian islands are a truly, natural paradise: surrounded by a rich and varied vegetation, they offer wonderfully relaxing crystalline water, amazing sea beds, virgin landscapes, equipped beaches, intriguing grottos, and breath-taking sunsets. Perfect for snorkeling lovers, diving and sailing.
Favignana: lively and “worldly”, it’s both rich in natural and cultural attractions. It’s the biggest island of the Archipelago, with a wider city center. Among the most charming beaches of the island, Cala Rossa and Cala Azzurra are a must-have. Cala Rossa with its rocky landscape and emerald green waters, and Cala Azzurra, characterized by its cold, crystalline water and white sea beds with shades of pink. Favignana is also a cultural center. It’s possible to visit the “Stabilimento Florio”, the biggest sea museum in Europe, or enjoy on donkey back the climb to the top of Santa Caterina Mount.
Marettimo: it’s the most untouched of the Aegadian Islands. This island hosts a bounty of unique and precious flora and fauna, thanks to the lack man’s systematic intervention into nature. Marettimo is rich of pebble beaches, reachable by boat, and grottos. One them, the Grotto of Tuono, is famous all round the world Grotto for its stalactites. With its extraordinary submarine landscapes, this island is a dream destination for both snorkelers and divers. Furthermore, It’s possible to admire, few meters far from the coast, a sunken merchant ship. For mountain lovers, Marrettimo also has hiking paths in close contact with an unspoiled nature.
Levanzo: it’s the smallest Island of the archipelago. It has numerous beaches and luscious coves, reachable by sea or by land. Furthermore, for those ones who love diving, this island offers an underwater archaeological site, where one can admire amphorae and ceramics dating back to the Roman era.
In order to preserve the natural beauty of this Archipelago, it has recently been established as a “Protected Marine Area”, the largest marine reserve in Europe.