Panarea is the smallest island of the Aeolian archipelago and is also among the most beautiful. At one time the island was the largest but the sinking has greatly reduced its primitive surface.
San Pietro is the center of the island, where the dock used for the landing of hydrofoils is located. From the port, all the narrow streets lead to the three inhabited centers of San Pietro, Drautto, and Ditella.
Given the size, it is possible to get around the island on foot but you can also take the classic and ùùùpicturesque Aeolian taxi.
Along the road upstream you reach the church of San Pietro.
Continuing on, you reach Drautto, where the Caletta degli Zimmari is located, a white sand beach.
Continuing we arrive at Punta Milazzese, the seat of a prehistoric village. From here an ancient path leads to Cala Junco, perhaps the most beautiful of the Aeolian Islands.
Also from San Pietro, heading north, you go to Ditella, known for its thermal springs and fumaroles.
Basiluzzo, located off San Pietro, is the largest uninhabited islet of the Aeolian Islands.