Come to Panarea and enjoy its island views, ruins and volcanoes.

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.

Known for

Islands, Ruins and Ports

Top hotels in Panarea

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel La Piazza
4 out of 5
Via San Pietro, Panarea, ME
£79
per night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.2/5Excellent! (55 reviews)
La Piazza.......all square!

"All very pleasant........thankyou."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2019

Hotel La Piazza
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Quartara Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Via San Pietro 15, Panarea, ME
£146
per night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.7/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)

"Location was great distance walk from the town. Very attentive staff."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2019

Quartara Boutique Hotel
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Dependance La Caletta
Via San Pietro, Isola di Panarea, Panarea
£52
per night
3 Oct-4 Oct
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Excellent location and views. Lovely rooms. Pool needs better maintenance and breakfast could offer more items - both were amazing in the past. Still one of my favourite place to stay!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2019

Dependance La Caletta