Le isole Egadi sono un arcipelago a cavallo tra basso Tirreno e Canale di Sicilia. Posto a circa 7 km dalla costa occidentale della Sicilia, fra Trapani e Marsala. L’arcipelago consta di tre isole e due isolotti, più una serie di scogli e faraglioni. Erano note già in antichità col nome latino Aegates che proviene dal greco Aigatai, ossia «isole delle capre». Sull’arcipelago è sita la Riserva naturale marina Isole Egadi.
Check-in h.17:00 1° day – Check-out h.09:00 last day
Saturday – PALERMO
Arrival and transfer to Plermo . Boarding at 5:00 p.m. welcome cocktail on board and informative briefing. Depart to Castellamare Dinner on board and overnight.
Sunday – SCOPELLO/ZINGARO
After breakfast on board you will explore the wonderful Zingaro Natural Reserve, departing from Scopello. A peak into a VII century courtyard (in Arabic bahal), surrounded by houses, a small square, for centuries a place also for “Tonnare” (places where they trapped and worked tuna fish). Lunch on board and bow heading toward overwhelming mountains, deep indentations, and the wide valleys of the sea in the reserve for the 7 km of coastline. Dinner and overnight on board.
Monday – SAN VITO LO CAPO
Breakfast on board. Sailing to this delightful site, where the coastline made of rocks opens and forms one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Sicily, with fine white sand that at different time of the day becomes golden. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.
Tuesday – LEVANZO ISLAND
Breakfast on board. Sailing to Levanzo island, the smallest of the Egadi, covered by hills that culminate in Pizzo del Monaco. The northern part of the island is a succession of rocky, steep and beautiful caves. Between Levanzo and Sicily’s coast you can spot Maraone and Formica islets. Dinner and overnight on board.
Wednesday – MARETTIMO ISLAND
Breakfast on board. Excursion to discover several caves lining the coast and which open on steep slopes. Among them you find the Camel’s Cave, with the bottom of a small pebble beach, the Thunder ‘s Cave, the Perciata Cave, and in particular the Crib’s Cave, where rocks have been shaped by the wind and water and look like the statues of the nativity scene. For those who wish it is available an additional trip to the island’s National Park in collaboration with the local boatmen.
Thursday – FAVIGNANA ISLAND
Breakfast on board. Sailing to Favignana island, whose small port is located in a wide bay dominated by the Fort of St. Catherine on top (now a military garrison). All around there are beautiful beaches and caves: Cala Azzurra and the wide beach of Lido Burrone. Guests can also visit the Blue Grotto (named after the colour taken from the water), the Cave of Sighs, where in winter you can hear its moaning, and the Lovers’ Cave, so called for the two identical rocks placed on the back wall.
Friday – FAVIGNANA/TRAPANI/ERICE
After breakfast, morning devoted to relaxation and shopping. After lunch, destination Trapani where you can go ashore for a visit to the city itself and the lovely Erice (optional). Dinner at your choice and overnight on board.
Saturday – TRAPANI
Breakfast on board. Arrival before 9.00. End of our services.