• THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN ON BOARD THE TIME OUT

    ON BOARD TIME OUT
    7 days

  • THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN ON BOARD THE TIME OUT

    ON BOARD TIME OUT
    7 days

To start, thank you for asking us, it is a matter of pride for us!

Below we offer you a typical itinerary to discover the Aeolian Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sailing holidays with us start every Saturday afternoon after 18:30 from Lipari.
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SCHEDULE

Itinerary


SATURDAY

… Finally arrived: let our holiday get started! You will be welcomed on board by an aperitif and some typical Sicilian appetisers carefully prepared by Simona, and this will be also the opportunity for a briefing about everything concerning safety on board: few but necessary rules to make your holiday with Time Out unique and unforgettable. For our first evening together, we are going to have dinner in a typical local restaurant in the heart of Lipari and it will be also the chance to visit the first of the seven wonders of the Mediterranean.

SUNDAY

The following morning, after a rich breakfast on board, we are going to set sail heading to Punta dell’Asino, South of Vulcano. We are going to drop the anchor there and diving into crystalline will be the first thing you will think about during the day. A small beach with black sand will emphasise the contrast between the crystalline colour of the sea and the green colour surrounding all the bay, with prickle pears and vineyards. It is also possible to taste some white wine produced by these very same vineyards, laying comfortably on the beach. After lunch we are going to steer our vessel towards Grotta del Cavallo and piscine di Venere; swimming within the cave with the reflection of sunbeams is something you can’t miss.

The black sand, West of Vulcano will be our destination today and it is possible to climb the volcano up to the margins of the crater (level of difficulty: easy – time: about 45 minutes) and  enjoy the view of the seven wonders of the Mediterranean at sunset.

MONDAY

On the following day the bow of our boat Time Out will be heading towards Filicudi, about 20 miles far, but we are also going to treat ourselves with a swim in the blue sea of the Aeolian islands, somewhere between the South coast of Lipari and the South coast of Salina, where we are going to have lunch. Arriving in Filicudi in the afternoon, we are going to have a tour around the island, up to la Canna, a stack 71 metres high representing the last eruptive phase dating back to 40.000 years ago. This is where Eleonora’s falcon has one of its favourite nesting places and where one of the subspecies of Aeolian lizards, now unfortunately facing the danger of extinction, lives. Swimming around la Canna wearing mask and flippers, looking at groupers, snappers or combers is an unforgettable experience. We are also going to visit the famous La Grotta del Bue, swimming inside this wonderful cave.

Our destination today is Pecorini, a small village South of the island, which is a fashionable meeting place for aperitifs based on typical Sicilian dishes, matching local Malvasia wine. The view of the small village on one side, the sea and the coast of Sicily on the other, make it the ideal place to have dinner in cockpit and enjoy the sunset…  We are going to spend the night at the buoy here.

TUESDAY

Heading to Pollara (Salina) natural amphitheatre, famous for being the set of the film “Il Postino” by Massimo Troisi. Some natural caves take care of the small fishing boats and the scenario seems to belong to other times. We are going to have lunch here and after coffee and liquors, we are going to set sail, touring around the island up to Santa Marina di Salina. This is the greenest island and it also the most exploited one, thanks to many vineyards that have existed on the island for many decades. The small village is very characteristic and ideal to organize a wine tasting and have dinner in one of the so numerous restaurants or to visit Pollara renting a typical Apecar to enjoy another breathtaking sunset.

In the evening we are going to sleep in one of the bays along the East side of the island among stars, sea and quiet.

WEDNESDAY

After breakfast with blackberry, lemon, orange, strawberry jams, we are going to be ready to land on the Vip Aeolian island, Panarea. We are going to stop in Cala Junco, a bay with fine sand; and from here you can walk along a path up to the cape and you will get to the ruins of a prehistoric village dating back to the bronze age and where you can enjoy a wonderful view of Baia Milazzese from the top. After lunch and after one more swim in the clear water of the bay, we are going to head North of the island and stop there for a while, spending the afternoon among the alleys of the village or having an aperitif enjoying the wonderful colour show at sunset in front of Dattilo rock. We are going to have dinner on board, and, for those who want, there is the possibility to continue the night enjoying Panarea’s night life, taking advantage of free taxiboat service.

THURSDAY

After breakfast we are going to sail among Basiluzzo, Lisca Nera, Lisca Bianca, Bottaro and Dattilo and you can choose between going snorkeling looking for Roman ruins along the ridge of Basiluzzo or linger in the sulfur pools of hot water and Geyser bubbles among Lisca Bianca and Bottaro or also drop the anchor in front of Dattilo to admire the transparency of its water.

After lunch we are going to set sail towards, Stromboli, probably the most famous of all the islands for the continuous explosive phases of its volcano, called by local people “IDDU”, which means “IT”. Slightly higher than 900 metres, it is characterized by a slope to the West called “La Sciara”, where lava flows, then a small village to the South, “Ginostra”, where up to a short time ago there was no electric current, and the main village called Stromboli, to the East. After having stopped at the buoy you can visit the village thanks to the free service taxiboat and then have dinner at the observatory, enjoying first the sunset, then the explosions, a show that is going to take your breath away. It is also possible to reny a small boat to enjoy the sunset and admire the explosions of “Iddu” from the sea.

FRIDAY

Breakfast and then let’s go, setting sail towards Lipari, of course after having toured around Stromboli and seen the Sciara also from the sea. Our vessel will take us to Le Pomici and what is left of the old factories of pumice stone. Today they are Unesco world heritage, but up to two decades ago the factories of stone were the core of the economy of the Aeolian archipelago and the dust coming from pumice production, deposited on the sea bottom, is the secret of the crystalline colour of water when lighted by the sun. For those who like snorkeling, your real prey here is Obsidian.

At the end of our lunch unfortunately our holiday will get to an end and at around 4pm our vessel will head to Lipari fortress, close to the harbour where we are going to stop. You can dedicate the afternoon to buying some souvenirs or to visit Marina Corta or Lipari Fortress or end the holiday with some wine tastings. You are going to find out how time has flown over our week together and unfortunately within 9am on the following day, after breakfast, we are going to say goodbye to each other as if we had spent an entire life together.

The programme is indicative: it mainly depends on the weather and can be unquestionably changed by the skipper of the boat.

TIPS


  • Who is a sailing holiday for?

    To everyone! Even to those who have never been on a boat

  • What kind of suitcase and what to put in it?

    Absolutely NO rigid TROLLEY. The bags are ideal because they can be easily stowed in the lockers. Usually when you go on vacation, the temptation to bring a lot of stuff is great, on a sailing holiday you will use swimsuits, some T-shirts or sarongs, a pair of sneakers for excursions, shorts, a beach towel and towels.

    Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, a pair of sunglasses and flip flops.

  • Sheets, pillowcases and any blankets?

    You will find everything on board, we’ll take care of it!

  • Can we charge mobile phones or computers or ipads?

    The boat is equipped with USB sockets, but frankly we hope that the sailing holiday will give you the opportunity to forget about technology and social media; in any case it is possible to top up, bearing in mind, however, that energy is always limited.

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