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The Best Places To Stay On The Aeolian Islands


The Aeolian Islands, located off the northern coast of Sicily, are a breathtaking archipelago of seven volcanic islands surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Each island has its unique character, from the rugged landscapes of Stromboli to the tranquil Alicudi or the luxurious amenities of Panarea. With such a diverse range of attractions, choosing where to stay can be challenging. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best hotels in the Aeolian Islands.

Read also: Which Aeolian Island Is Right For You?

Quick Sicily Travel Guide

Sicily Accommodation: San Domenico Palace and Grand Hotel Timeo for luxury accommodation in Taormina, and Casa Nostra Boutique Hotel or Palazzo Natoli Boutique Hotel for intimate vibes in Palermo. Dome or B&B Oriental Palace in Catania. Room Of Andrea Hotel or Gaura Apartments in Trapani. Le Tre Campane Ortigia or Palazzo Alfeo Aparthotel in Syracuse. Principe Di Salina Boutique Hotel or Il Gabbiano Relais in Stromboli on the Aeolian Islands.

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Quartara Boutique Hotel

Location: Panarea

Address: Via San Pietro 15, 98050 Panarea, Italy

Price: from €180 a night

Located a few hundred meters from the port of Panarea, therefore in the heart of the island’s social life, the hotel is far enough away from the chaos and noise to ensure maximum tranquility during your stay. Furnished with handcrafted teak furniture, the structure combines the natural beauty of the island with the typical Aeolian style, providing it with services belonging to a classy environment.

Therasia Resort Sea & Spa

Location: Vulcano

Address: Località Vulcanello, 98050 Vulcano, Italy

Price: from €365 a night

Perched on the cliffs of Vulcano Island, Therasia Resort Sea & Spa boasts panoramic views of the sea and the neighboring islands. The resort features two swimming pools, a spa, and a restaurant serving delicious Sicilian cuisine. The rooms of the elegant and romantic Therasia bring to mind the wild elements of this land, thanks to the skilful use of local materials: from lava stone to terracotta, cedar wood and olive wood. 

Le Sette Sorelle

Location: Filicudi

Address: Strada Comunale Liscio, 98050 Filicudi, Italy

Price: from €80 a night

Le Sette Sorelle is a beautiful “Filicudaro” style villa, developed on several levels, with large terraces with a typically Sicilian “cu Cannizzu” roof, from which you can enjoy unforgettable sunsets and a breathtaking view of the other pearls of the archipelago. This villa boasts large double and quadruple rooms with private bathroom, all equipped with large Aeolian-style terraces.

Hotel Tritone

Location: Lipari

Address: Via Mendolita, 98055 Lipari, Italy

Price: from €100 a night

Hotel Tritone is located right in the historic center of Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands. From the large terrace of the hotel it is possible to admire the immensity of the sea while all around tranquility and peace reign supreme thanks to the presence of the verdant garden that surrounds the hotel for a total area of ​​800 square meters.

Alicudi Giardino dei Carrubi

Location: Alicudi

Address: Via XXIV Maggio, 98050 Alicudi, Italy 

Price: from €120 a night

Giardino dei Carrubi is one of the few accommodations located in Alicudi, located about a 15-minute walk away from the port of Alicudi. This Aeolian style villa has four rooms, each of them offering a terrace with a panoramic view over the sea.

Hotel Mea

Location: Lipari

Address: Via Falcone Borsellino, 98055 Lipari, Italy

Price: from €90 a night

Nestled in the heart of Lipari’s historic center, where you can enjoy the panorama of the Bay of Marina Lunga and the castle of Lipari, this is the ideal place to stay in the Aeolian Islands. Mea Hotel was designed with the intention of merging style, design, materials, furniture and objects characteristic of the Aeolian Islands. Because of the history of Sicily, the hotel represents the fusion of two cultures, Western and Arabian.

Hotel Signum

Location: Salina

Address: Via Scalo 15, 98050 Malfa, Italy

Price: from €180 a night

Hotel Signum is a place where nothing is casual but the result of care, dedication and passion. A small village, skilfully restored, in which the warm and discreet hospitality that feels like home is a privilege in which to indulge. Each room has its own individual style: light, design, history, sophistication and quality materials are the distinctive features.

Hotel Cincotta

Location: Panarea

Address: Via San Pietro, 98050 Panarea, Italy

Price: from €190 a night

Located on top of a cliff, Hotel Cincotta offers panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, a large sun terrace with a seawater swimming pool with jacuzzi and direct access to the sea via a private staircase. This hotel is in the typical Aeolian style and has internal and external walls painted with lime. Its common areas feature traditional Mediterranean décor and wooden furnishings.

Hotel Villa Enrica

Location: Lipari

Address: Via Serra 11, 98055 Lipari, Italy

Price: from €75 a night

Villa Enrica is considered to be the most romantic boutique hotel on the island of Lipari. It offers unforgettable panoramas that blend from the intense blue of the sea to the immensity of the sky, the rooms furnished in Aeolian style immersed in a Mediterranean garden, full of lemons , orange, almond, pomegranate and olive trees.

Il Gabbiano Relais in Stromboli

Location: Stromboli

Address: Via Vito Nunziante, 98050 Stromboli, Italy

Price: from €100 a night

Il Gabbiano Relais is a luxurious residential complex of 8 elegant apartments of various sizes that offer the priceless convenience of a hotel: daily cleaning, breakfast in the room at the desired time and WiFi internet. The apartments, some with full kitchens, are built according to typically Aeolian criteria, each with an independent entrance and large terraces.

Principe di Salina Boutique Hotel

Location: Salina

Address: Via Nazionale 3, 98050 Salina, Italy

Price: from €185 a night

Principe di Salina will charm you with the magic of Sicily – warm, welcoming colours, locally-made furnishings, and rustic white touches. Each bedroom is elegantly appointed and features a private terrace overlooking the Aeolian Sea, where you can unwind at the end of the day and experience the stunning sunsets, with Stromboli and Panarea on the horizon.

Castellaro Wine Resort


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Location: Lipari

Address: Via Caolino Sn Frazione Quattropani, 98055 Lipari, Italy

Price: from €160 a night

In Castellaro Wine Resorte they have transformed three ancient ruins completely immersed in the vineyards into exclusive micro-residences equipped with every comfort and designed with the most modern technologies. The three cottages in the vineyard designed to make you estranged from the world and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere in a dream landscape of the wineyard.

The Aeolian Islands offer a wide variety of luxurious accommodations for travelers seeking a memorable experience in one of Italy’s most stunning destinations. Whether you prefer a boutique hotel in the heart of Lipari’s historic center or an exclusive retreat on the private island of Panarea, there’s something for everyone in this unique archipelago.

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Chiara Magi
Chiara Magi
I'm a photographer and filmmaker, and most of all probably the biggest lover of Sicily! I am also the creator of Sicily Insider, sharing the best travel information, tips and advice.


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