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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.

Top Hotels in Panarea

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Cincotta
Hotel Cincotta
3 out of 5
Via San Pietro, Panarea, ME

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port of Panarea, Calcara Beach, and Spiaggetta di Drautto. Zimmari Cove and Punta del Corvo are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
perfectly located reasonably priced hotel

"Perfectly located, really lovely 3 star hotel. Lovely staff. I think hotel should say you can only get ferry from Malazzo, as quite a few of us missed a night as thought Messina was the same Port!!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

Hotel Cincotta
La Sirena
La Sirena
2 out of 5
Via Drauth 4, Panarea, ME

Situated near the beach, this townhouse accommodation is within a 5-minute walk of Spiaggetta di Drautto and Zimmari Cove. Panarea Prehistoric Village and Cala ...

4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Budget friendly accommodation in panarea

"This is a good choice for more budget friendly accomodation on panarea. Cute place closer to the beach end of the island. Loved our balcony area of the room with chairs and hammock . The inside of room is very basic and outdated. Need new sheets and towels as though they were clean they were so old ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2018

La Sirena
Hotel Oasi
Hotel Oasi
4 out of 5
Via San Pietro, 3, Panarea
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in the heart of Panarea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port of Panarea, Calcara Beach, and Zimmari Cove. Panarea Prehistoric Village and Cala Junco ...

4.2/5Very Good! (18 reviews)
Happy moments!

"Fabulous resort! Very clean! Giorgio the manager and all his staff made all the difference. From his welcoming smile to the very minute details! He was always around making sure everyone there was having a great time ! The restaurant da Pina was absolutely delicious! If we go back to Panarea we are ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Hotel Oasi

Popular things to do in Panarea

Stromboli Volcano
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Stromboli Volcano

5/5(7 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Stromboli Volcano, a popular green space in San Vincenzo. Wander the waterfront or discover the area's volcano viewpoints.

Lipari Castle
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Lipari Castle

4.5/5(9 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Lipari Historic Centre when you stop by Lipari Castle. Wander the beaches and waterfront in the area.

Top activities in Panarea

Lunch on the estate of Tenuta Castellaro
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Lunch on the estate of Tenuta Castellaro

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Salina Capers Tour
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Salina Capers Tour

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