Panarea

Travel Guide

Explore the intriguing remains of a Bronze Age settlement and inspect the volcanic fumes and hot springs along a beach on this charming and picturesque island.

Panarea is full of beaches, coves and enchanting guesthouses. One of the smallest in the Aeolian Islands archipelago, this stunning islet is considered a romantic getaway. Travel through the little towns and beaches for a glimpse of the culture, history and scenery of the island.

On the southern cape is the pristine Cala Junco cove, where you can admire gorgeous rocky surroundings. Relax on the sandy bay and sunbathe on this hot and dry island. Hike along the jagged coastline and swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Visit the adjacent Panarea Prehistoric Village to see vestiges of the 23 huts from a Bronze Age settlement here.

Descend to the Calcara Beach on the northeastern coast for excellent coastal views. Encounter eerie fumaroles and hot springs that remain from what may have been a volcano. The beach is a little north of the Port of Panarea, where most visitors to the island disembark. Pick out your favorite boats in the harbor, which is backed by large, forest-covered mountains.

Embark on a hike along one of the winding, narrow trails running from the port to the charming towns of San Pietro, Drautto and Ditella on the isle’s eastern flank. The western portion of the island consists of a vast nature reserve. Ascend the old mule trail to the Punta del Corvo summit for spectacular views of the park.

Note that many accommodations and establishments across the island are open only in the summer season. Book your stay in advance to be sure of getting a place.

The landmass is part of the Aeolian Islands archipelago off the northeastern coast of Sicily in southwestern Italy. Take a ferry to the island’s port from Milazzo, Messina, Palermo, Naples or Lipari, the largest island in the set. Ride the golf cart taxi service between the port and the towns.

Enjoy the quaint and scenic slice of luxury of Panarea off the Sicilian Coast.

Quartara Boutique Hotel
Quartara Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Via San Pietro 15, Panarea, Lipari, ME
Located in the heart of Lipari, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Panarea, Lisca Bianca, and Spiaggetta di Drautto. Calcara Beach and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Not our favorite
"Hotel is nice well maintained and employees are very welcoming. Some rooms are small and have no terrace or patio access. We couldn't access the jacuzzi with the rooftop view which was one of the reasons why we booked this hotel. Since there are no amenities we don't think it's worth the price."

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

Quartara Boutique Hotel
Hotel Lisca Bianca
Hotel Lisca Bianca
4 out of 5
Via Lani 1, Panarea, Lipari, ME
Offering direct access to the beach, this Lipari hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Port of Panarea and Lisca Bianca. Spiaggetta di Drautto ...
4/5 Very Good! (30 reviews)
"Beautiful location, easy access, expensive, staff were ok, don’t expect smiles and great service. September is very much end of season and it’s very quite."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Hotel Lisca Bianca
Da Francesco
Da Francesco
2 out of 5
Via San Pietro, Panarea, Lipari, ME
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Panarea and Lisca Bianca. Calcara Beach and Zimmari Cove are also within 1 mi (2 ...
Da Francesco
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Casa Perla
Casa Perla
Via S. Pietro, Panarea, Lipari, ME
Located in the heart of Lipari, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Panarea, Spiaggetta di Drautto and Lisca Bianca. Zimmari Cove and ...
Casa Perla
Esplêndida Vivenda com Terraço com Vista Mar, Possibilidade de Descontos
Esplêndida Vivenda com Terraço com Vista Mar, Possibilidade de Descontos
via San Pietro, Lipari, Sicily
Situated on the beach, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Panarea, Lisca Bianca and Spiaggetta di Drautto. Calcara Beach and Zimmari Cove ...
Esplêndida Vivenda com Terraço com Vista Mar, Possibilidade de Descontos
Fabio's house is located in a magical and enchanting place: Drautto.
Fabio's house is located in a magical and enchanting place: Drautto.
Lipari, Sicily
Situated by the ocean, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Spiaggetta di Drautto and Zimmari Cove. Panarea Prehistoric Village and Cala Junco are also within ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Meraviglioso soggiorno
"La signora Valeria, gentilissima proprietaria, ci ha accolto e assistito lungo il soggiorno con grande dedizione e attenzione. La casa è un sogno, comoda con tutto. Resterà nei nostri cuori!"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2019

Fabio's house is located in a magical and enchanting place: Drautto.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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