Island of Panarea, Basiluzzo and Calaiunco
Breakfast and morning dedicated to the circumnavigation of Panarea , the smallest of the Aeolian Islands . Formerly called by the first Greek colonizers (VI-V century BC) PANARAYAS , or La grandissima , owes its name to its ancient breadth, in fact the geological and eruptive activity has profoundly changed the look of the island over the millennia that literally collapsed a large part of the volcanic complex in the sea, so much so that even today the island continues slowly to sink below the water level (approximately one centimeter every 10 years).
Panarea has been for a long time the largest island in the Aeolian archipelago, and this is evidenced by the presence of a series of islets in the north-east of the island ( Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Lisca Nera, Bottaro and Dattilo ) deriving from eruptive phenomena of a single, immense, original volcanic complex sunk into the sea following a violent eruption.
The volcanological activity is still clearly visible on the island right in front of one of these islets, Dattilo , where it is possible to see fumaroles of vapors rising between the cracks between the rocks and where the water reaches high temperatures and intense is the smell of sulfur that rises from the depths of the sea.
The last curiosity for diving fans is the presence in Basiluzzo of a small port and a terrace of a Roman villa on the sea floor, evidence of a time when the island was much larger than today.
Dinner and overnight stay.