Aeolian Islands Paradise


Seven islands in the Tyrrhenian sea in the province in Messina, all of volcanic origin: Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea, Stromboli, Salina, Lipari and Volcano, the nearest island to Milazzo.
Through this site some of the tourist operators of the receptive-hotel sector propose their structures to the tourists to help them to orient among the numerous ones - and valid - offered of rental houses , hotels, hotels, restaurants, services and other. The Aeolian Islands (italian Isole Eolie) are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. They are a popular tourist destination in the summer, and attract up to 200,000 visitors annually.The largest island is Lipari, and tourism marketing often names the entire archipelago the Lipari Islands because of the ease of pronouncing Lipari compared to Aeolian. The other islands include Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo. The town of Lipari has about 11,000 inhabitants. Vulcano is famous for its fango (mud) baths.

TRAVEL (how to arrive)

There are frequent car ferries and much quicker hydrofoils from Milazzo and Messina on Sicily , and from Reggio di Calabria on the mainland, to and between the islands. Most call first at Lipari, and then proceed to the other islands. Ferries are frequent in summer, with fewer during spring, autumn and winter and a reduced service year-round on Sundays.
For timetables see SIREMAR, Ustica Lines and NGI. It is important to check the timetables in advance, and to allow plenty of time for connections, as boats can be early or late.
A few car ferries a week also continue on to Naples (see SNAV ) and during the summer hydrofoils run to and from Naples, Cefalù, Palermo and Messina.
The Aeolian Islands are quite remote, which is part of their appeal. No air travel is available to the archipelago, except for the very expensive helicopter service which runs during high season from the Catania airport. For more information see Air Panarea. Most international travellers, then, will arrive at the airport of either Palermo or Catania airport in Sicily, or Reggio di Calabria, across the straits of Messina on the mainland.
Although the Reggio airport is relatively near the port, boats from Reggio are infrequent. Likewise, only a few ferries per day run from Palermo during high season, and the airport is far from the city. These ports are best used by the traveller who is already in Italy, as is Naples, a much longer boat trip that is convenient for travelers arriving by plane or train in Naples from points north. For the traveller arriving directly from abroad, numerous budget airlines have routes from around Europe to Catania. From there, one can take the train, or an express bus, to Messina, connecting to a boat; or, at Messina, one can connect to a second train or bus to Milazzo, which has by far the most boat departures. Although it is convenient to change trains in Messina, the Milazzo train station is a few miles from the port. On the other hand, the bus from Catania arrives at the train station, while the bus for Milazzo departs from a separate bus station a few blocks away. Ask for help at the information booth outside the train station. Buses departs from Catania airport to Milazzo. One may wish to spend the first night in Lipari, with its charming town, and then depart for the outlying islands. As another alternative, the car rental agencies have special deals allowing the traveller the use of a car one-way from Catania to Milazzo - inquire in advance as these deals may not be available without reservations. The car rental agencies in Milazzo are a few blocks from the port.

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GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Everything is ready!
GUE & Lost Island project are proud to invite all the GUE divers, from Fundy to Rb level, to join the new Archaeological Exploration in the Aeolian Islands Archipelago, from June to October 2014.
GUE and Lost Island project, together with the support of the local Municipality and the Superintendence of the Sea of Sicily will realize the First Archaeological survey expedition in the Aeolian Islands marine park. During 5 months of activity GUE divers will explore Roman’s wrecks full of amphoras and ancient piers to realize  a first video documentary and a bathymetric map of these unique archaeological submerged sites.  GUE divers will get a Full Unlimited diving pass to all the main underwater archaeological sites of the Archipelago and a Full Access permission to explore new areas never visited by humans.
The research activity will be conducted with the direct support of underwater archaeologists and with special survey equipment like ROV and AUV.

Join Us is very easy and now very cheap!
Go to https://www.globalunderwaterexplorers.org/gue-projects
Check the week dates and choose the one you prefer.

To guarantee the best and safe dives we will accept at maximum six divers per week.

Only 550 euros per pax per week! 
including:
Unlimited Nitrox Dives
Equipment rental, you have only to bring with you your suit!
Boat trip
Plus Free Unlimited diving Pass to all the submerged archaeological diving sites

Send us an email to have more info and special prices for accomodation and flights.
Don’t forget to bring with you your family and friends! Aeolian Islands are a small paradise in south Mediterranean Sea, Unesco World Heritage Center, a perfect place to relax and dive into the History!

Contact & Info: projects@gue.com

Enjoy!








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Go to www.gue.com and get all info about the project.
Book your ArcheoWeek it's easy, go to the calendar page and check if your week is available.
http://www.globalunderwaterexplorers.org/lost-island-summer-2014

If you need more information on accomodation and flights send us an email at:
projects@gue.com

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