The Beaches and what to see in Salina
The island is divided into three different areas: Santa Marina, Malfa and Leni.
Santa Marina, located on the east coast, is the main anchoring point of Salina. Here the coast is presented with beautiful long pebbly beaches, some of which are more reserved. To be noted is the Emigration Museum, in memory of the inhabitants of Salina who made a journey to Australia and America in search of greater fortunes.
Malfa is centrally located on the north coast of Salina. It’s the largest of the three island towns and the location of some of the major hotels on the island. Here the coast is higher, with a steep cliff and very suggestive sea. Further east lies the small town of Pollara, besides an old crater, it is ideal for those wishing to spend days in total tranquility, where at the end of the day you cannot help but admire the unforgettable sunsets.
Rinella, in the south of Salina, has a small harbor which is the arrival point for many tourists. The beach is beautiful, and where the promenade in the evening is filled with people. Placed near the center of Leni, it is about 15 km from Santa Marina. Nearby, in the small bay of Pra Venice, accessible through a path of lava stone, one deserves a nice swim.
The Nature in Salina
Already since 1984 the island of Salina was safeguarded by the establishment of the Natural Reserve of The Mountains of Felci and of Porri. Here, the vegetation has now colored much of the island becoming the primary source of livelihood for the population: its famous capers are grown in large quantities and exported abroad, while the vines produce the excellent Malvasia dessert wine, product of DOC famous worldwide.
And it is possible to enjoy beautiful natural scenery thanks to the trails scattered throughout the island. In fact, it falls within the territory of the Natural Reserve of The Mountains of Felci and of Porri. Walking along these paths it should not be too difficult to reach the summit of Mount Fossa of Felci, the view that opens in front of you is totally unique.
Thanks to the central location of Salina it is possible to have the full view of the archipelago: to the west Filicudi and Alicudi, Lipari and Vulcano in the south, while to the north and east are Panarea and Stromboli.
Salina by Night
Although Salina is not famous for its nighttime revelry, there are plenty of places where one can get something to drink, dance, and spend the night until dawn. There are well taken care bars and clubs, a bit on all sides of the island.
Excellent restaurants where the main dishes are of fish can be found here too, proclaiming the excellence of the place: and at the end of the meal do not forget to enjoy a glass of Malvasia.