In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus approaches the kingdom of Aeolus, God of the Winds, and sees, “a floating island, an entire wall of bronze, indestructible, stark”.
Just off the Northern Coast of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands are a chain of rugged and beautiful volcanic islands jutting out of the Mediterranean. Brilliant yellow sulfur crystals dot the black lava fields, and spring flowers cover the hillsides above white sand beaches and the sapphire sea. A popular holiday destination for Italians themselves, the Aeolian Islands still offer solitude and opportunities remote getaways if you have several days. Featured in the much-loved film Il Postino, the Aeolian Islands are some of the most stunning islands in the Mediterranean. Accessible by ferry.