The most beautiful islands in Sicily Sicily is a wonderful island surrounded by many tiny islands with unique characteristics. Aeolian Islands, Aegadian Islands and Pelagie Islands are three archipelagos that bring even more beauties to discover to the well-known Sicilian seaside landscapes. Let’s find out the islands that are part of these archipelagos! Aeolian Islands Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Vulcano, Alicudi and Filicudi are the seven pearls of the Aeolian archipelago, located north of the Sicilian coast. They can be reached by boat, with many tours that let you visit one or more during the day, so that you do not miss a single thing of Aeolian Islands! Lipari is the main and most populated island. Besides the scenic town full of restaurants and small shops, you’ll find enchanting beaches, such as Porticello beach, located at the bottom of a white pumice cave that makes this place truly unique. Panarea, the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, and Salina are peaceful islands surrounded by a rich nature. Here you will find many incredible beaches, such as Pollara beach in Salina, or Calcara beach in Panarea. Vulcano and Stromboli are the two volcanic islands of the archipelago, with many peculiar beaches where you will walk on black sand! Vulcano is, as a fact, a dormient volcano and the last eruption dates back to more than a century ago. On the island there are many thermal baths and mud baths linked to the volcanic activity, highly appreciated for its therapeutic properties. Instead, Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, where short but astonishing eruptions occur regularly enlightening the sky and can be admired especially at nighttime. Alicudi and Filicudi are the wildest and most remote islands, but surely no less enchanting. The two tiny islands are perfect if you’re looking for peace or if you want to immerse yourself in the pristine nature. Aegadian Islands Aegadian Islands, located in front of the western Sicilian coast, include the three main islands Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo as well as some uninhabited small islets. Favignana is the main island where you can find many coves bathed by a crystal-clear sea, such as Cala Rossa, possibly the best known, Cala Azzurra, Cala Rotonda and Lido Burrone. Marettimo, located west of the two other islands, is the wildest and most unspoiled one and it’s characterized by white cliffs that stand out from the deep blue of its sea. The peculiarity of the island is given by the many caves present all over the coast: there are over 400 of them! Some are accessible by boat, while others are underwater and can only be admired diving there. Last but not least, there’s Levanzo, the smallest of the Aegadian Islands. On the island there are numerous unspoiled coves, all of which can be quickly reached on foot from the harbor. What you cannot miss in Levanzo is Grotta del Genovese, a cave that dates back to the Palaeolithic period, where graffiti and prehistoric paintings representing animals and masked people have been found. Pelagie Islands The Pelagie islands include the two main islands of Lampedusa and Linosa, as well as three uninhabited islets, and they represent a case of a transcontinental archipelago, in fact Lampedusa belongs to the African continent. Linosa is a wild but rather picturesque small island, which stands on an ancient extinct volcano. Two must-see places in Linosa are Piscina Naturale, a natural pool of water that was formed amongst the volcanic rocks, and Faraglioni di Linosa, the fascinating black rocks that rise from the sea. Lampedusa, the most southern point of Italy, is a truly enchanting island known for its incredible beaches and crystal-clear sea. The most fascinating beach is certainly Spiaggia dei Conigli (Rabbit Beach), located in front of Conigli island, from which takes its name, and it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Other beaches that you must visit are Cala Croce, Cala Pulcino, Tabaccara, Cala Pisana and Cala Francese, just to name a few.