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Salina: the green Island

The island of Salina, the second largest of the Aeolian archipelago with an area of 26 square kilometers, is made up by volcanic rocks that represent the emerged part of a volcanic complex that extends from the seafloor with a total height of 1500 m.

Still easily identifiable are the two major volcanic edifices, the Monte Fossa delle Felci (m. 962) and the Monte dei Porri (m. 860), which are similar to each other and give to the island a characteristic twin mountains shape, from which originated the ancient Dydyme name ("Island of the twin mountains"). Of the seven Aeolian Islands, Didyme-Salina was the only one with the most precious of gifts, the water. This allowed the birth and growth of abundant vegetation, exceptional for a volcanic island.

Indeed, there are dense forests of ferns, pine, chestnut, oak. It is abundant the Mediterranean scrub with ruby strawberry trees, myrtles, brooms. Everywhere are scattered bushes of capers, one of the valuable resources of the island, prickly pears, and vast areas are dedicated to vineyards, orchards of olive groves. At Salina island, one of the most added value is the production of the Malvasia wine.


The island is divided into three areas: Santa Marina Salina, which is the harbour and the main town of the island, and with the small village of Lingua (about 2 km far). Malfa is instead the largest municipality, both in size and inhabitants (about 1,000 residents), and includes the small villages of Pollara and Capo Faro. Leni is instead a little more elevated and includes the villages of Rinella (other harbour of the island) and Valdichiesa.

Santa Marina Salina is well distributed and divided in two main portions: the area of the harbour, including Via Risorgimento, the main street of the village, where all the main shops and boutiques are located: this is the area where our Hotel is nested (about 80 meters ).
The upper part of Santa Marina Salina is the one where there are the most of houses of the country. It is much more fresh than the center, thanks to the breezes of sea and land: all the houses are ventilated during the day. In this area of the country we have the Holiday Houses Faraciand Niketerios. The photos of our Holiday Houses can be found on

To the municipality of Santa Marina Salina also belongs Lingua, a small village about 2 km far, where and you can take a nice walk around the saltwater lake where once there were located salt caves (which gave the name at the island).
Malfa is the most common' large (1,000 residents). It 'located on a plateau, and the sea (the beach of Punta Scario) can be reach from a pleasant descent steps. To the town of Malfa belongs the most beautiful area of the island, that of Pollara, where the movie "Il Postino" has been filmed.

Pollara is a small village 5-km-far from Malfa, and represent a place of the island remained wild: there are neither mini-market, neither bars nor stores, but you can enjoy of an unforgettable seaview, especially at the sunset when you can observe the many colors of the setting sun beside Filicudi and Alicudi. A Pollara not to be missed is also the Perciato, a great arc of volcanic stone, the result of sea erosion and wind.


Leni is the third of the municipalities, and it is a small village located in a high-stand plateau, which includes the villages of Valdichiesa and Rinella. Valdichiesa is beautiful area of the island, just a step from the Natural Reserve, where you can feel the scent of the mountain and its vegetation. Rinella is a small village on the sea, where is located the other harbour of Salina island. A must-to-see is the very pretty beach of Pra' Venezia, although a more difficult to be achieved. At Rinella is present the only sandy beach of the island (the others are almost all with pebbles).

Recommended is the ascent of Monte Fossa delle Felci, where turning on themselves you can see all seven Aeolian islands, the coast of Calabria and Sicily, with the majestic Mount Etna.

Unpolluted sea, dry and fresh climate, beautiful sunsets, silence and relax characterize this spectacular scenery , which exercises a magnetic attraction on the visitor generating an overwhelming desire to come back.

Salina is the island of lovers, romantic escapes, walks under the moonlight.        

On the island you can rent boats, cars and scooters. 


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