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Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

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Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

Hi,

My friends and I are visiting Sicily in Sep and would love to stay on Panarea but at the same time hike Stromboli. Does anyone know if it is possible to get back to Panarea after the hike in the evening? If so, who should I go to for arranging this and approximately how much would it be?

Many thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

There won't be any public transport back to Panarea after a Stromboli trek.

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2. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

Returning to Panarea from Stromboli at night:

tripadvisor.com/…37723551

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3. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

your best plan would be to stay on Stromboli after the hike and return to Panarea the next morning. Or split your time between the two islands.

How many days are you planning for this? And what else do you want to do?

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4. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

I agree that it's optimal to stay the night on Stromboli after the trek for convenience, but also to fully maximise the experience.

If you don't book a hotel on Stromboli, you could enjoy a pub after the trek, and return to Panarea on the 7:15 hydrofoil.

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5. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

Many thanks for your responses. We are only planning to stay 2 nights on Aeolian islands, was originally thinking of staying both nights at Panarea. Now it seems like it'd be 1 night each on Stromboli and Panarea, or 2 nights on Lipari as I understand there is transfer to the island after the hike.

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6. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

You might find staying on one island and not changing hotels less of a hassle, and so consider Lipari as your base.

Panarea and Stromboli are very different islands.

You have very different choices!

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7. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

Hi,

I was going to ask this exact questions as were planning do to the same!

Is there an option to get a boat tour from Panarea to see the Stromboli volcano (hopefully erupting!) in the evening then return to Panarea? How could we book this and how much would it cost?

Thanks!

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8. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

Welcome to Sicily Elliot W!

Excursions do run from Panarea to Stromboli.

Contact Blue Adventure, Eolie Mare Panarea, or Sea Panarea.

www.panareablueadventure.com/itinerari-en.asp

eolie-spirit.com/1/le_nostre_escursioni_4205…

http://www.seapanarea.com/

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9. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

Hi Vagabonda,

Thanks for your reply. I've heard from a couple of the companies but both said they don't have anything booked on our dates yet (23,24,25 Sept) and would need minimum 6 for a group tour to run (we are 2) so that's a bit of a risk for us.

If we stayed on Lipari would there be more evening boat tours to see Stromboli from there definitely running on those dates?

We're on the islands for 2 nights so whilst like the look of panarea and the hotels there we're thinking maybe better to base ourselves on Lipari due to better transport for the volcano and can do panarea trips from there..

Thanks!

Elliot

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10. Re: Staying in Panarea and hiking Stromboli

Hi Elliot W,

Yes, as the most excursions everywhere run from Lipari.

Consider also that the tourist season is waning by September, and so Lipari is your optimal island.

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