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24 Hours On Salina

By Yacht Getaways Team
on  October 06, 2017

The Italian island of Salina is the second largest landmass in the Aeolian archipelago. Surrounded by atmospheric volcanic terrain, Salina is an endlessly charming oasis with many secrets just waiting to be uncovered during your yacht getaway. As well as a magnificent salt lake, blankets of fragrant orchards, olive groves, vineyards and spectacular sweeping views, here are just a few things to tempt you to Salina’s shores.

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Explore Every Inch of Salina’s Spectacular Landscape

Hiring a scooter is one of the best ways to explore the very best of Salina, including taking in the unique fragrance and atmosphere of miles of stunning wildflower meadows, fruit orchards and olive groves. Wander through woodland, discover freshwater springs, and stand atop a coastal cliff as you look out over the sparkling turquoise ocean beyond.

Hike to Salina’s Tallest Peak

If you’re up for a little bit of a challenge, your 2-hour hike to the top of Monte Fossa delle Felci will be rewarded with unforgettable scenery through gorgeous, often unexpectedly cool, woodland and vibrant meadows of wild violets and ferns – an incredible perspective of the island’s salt lagoon below, and stunning views of the islands of Alicudi, Filicudi, Vulcano and Lipari beyond.

Treat your Taste Buds on Your Yacht Getaway

The lush, fresh climate of Salina means conditions are prime to produce two exceptional additions to every meal. The first are succulent, flavourful capers, which are hand-picked between May and September and are the perfect finishing touch to everything from fresh salads and pizza, to pasta dishes and stuffed roasted vegetables. The second is Malvasia, a sweet wine which is often called the ‘nectar of the Gods’ and is the perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood dishes, crisp salads, cheese platters and sweet chocolate desserts.

Relax and Take in Those Stunning Views

Salina’s cinematic quality cannot be overlooked, with charming villages both framed and protected by the island’s two extinct volcanoes. The natural, wild beauty of this very special place ensures Salina feels endlessly tranquil, positively encouraging every visitor to indulge in some rest and relaxation between exciting excursions.

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