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Egadi Archipelago  
Bases for Egadi Archipelago
Cefalù
Milazzo
Palermo
Portorosa
Stabia Marina
Trapani
Tropea
Vibo Marina
 
Boats for Egadi Archipelago
Aqua (Catamaran - Max 10 P.)
Azzurra (Catamaran - Max 10 P.)
Carol (Sailing Yacht - Max 10 P.)
Cinzia (Motorboat - Max 8 P.)
Enoch (Sailing Yacht - Max 10 P.)
Flying Cat (Catamaran - Max 10 P.)
Gaia (Sailing Yacht - Max 8 P.)
Ishtar (Catamaran - Max 10 P.)
Isis (Catamaran - Max 10 P.)
Maysha (Catamaran - Max 10 P.)
Nisida (Catamaran - Max 11 P.)
Nyx-565 (Catamaran - Max 8 P.)
Okeanos (Catamaran - Max 10 P.)
Ora o Mai Più (Motorboat - Max 12 P.)
Osiride (Sailing Yacht - Max 10 P.)
Oxigen (Motorboat - Max 8 P.)
Parbleu (Catamaran - Max 10 P.)
Quetzal (Sailing Yacht - Max 10 P.)
Rex Siciliae (Gulet - Max 12 P.)
Scat Cat (Catamaran - Max 8 P.)
Silver Star (Gulet - Max 8 P.)
 
Egadi Archipelago - Destinations
Favignana
Levanzo
Marettimo
 
 

The three Egadi Archipelagoislands that form the Egadi archipelago off Trapani are called Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo. All three are blessed with lovely coastlines immersed in glorious crystal-clear water. The islands which are known to have been inhabited since prehistoric times (indeed, it is thought that Levanzo and Favignana formed part of the main island of Sicily in the Palaeolithic times), witnessed a very important event in Antiquity: for it was in these waters that the treaty sealing an end to the First Punic War (241 BC) was signed, whereby Carthage assigned Sicily to the Roman Empire. The charcoal and animal fat paintings represent early attempts at fishing (both tuna and dolphins are discernible), animal husbandry (a woman leads a cow with a halter) and ritual images of men dancing and women with wide hips. These paintings are compatible with the Franco-Cantabrian cave paintings of Lascaux in southwest France and Altamira in Spain.

Egadi ArchipelagoFor the fond of sub the Egadi archipelago hasn't envy to the most famous tropical seas. In every period of the year, with whichever time, the sub it will be able to be dipped in the cold seas, whether from a reef whether the wide one of the coasts. The more spectacular points you can reach only by boat and the immersions to Levanzo and Marettimo are possible only way to sea.


Favignana
Favignana Island is the Favignana Islandmain island of the Egadi Islands. It is positioned at about 9 miles from Trapani and its name derives from the word Favonio which is a type of wind. Her shape is like that of a butterfly with spread out wings, built on the two flat bits, one called the Wood stretching west and the other called Flatland stretching east towards Sicily. In the centre, the massive body consists of mountains which culminate with the peak of S. Caterina (302mt) on which is found an ominously placed castle. Being in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, it has been a strategic point for all the people who have found themselves faced with this Sea and to due to domination found themselves in endless epic battles. The most famous of these remains that of 241 BC between the Fenici and the Romans, which took place in the sea surrounding the island and was decisive for the First Punic War. The myth goes that the mirror like water in which the battle happened, became red with the blood of the fighters and from that came the name Red Bay to the bay in front of where the fight was. Best way to visit the island is a sailing yacht charter so you can appreciate the wonderful grottoes: Grotta Azzurra (so-called because of the colour of the water), Grotta dei Sospiri (the Grotto of Sighs which sounds its laments in winter), and Grotta degli Innamorati (Lovers’ Grotto), so named because of two identical rocks standing side by side deep against the back wall.

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Levanzo
The third largestLevanzo Island of the Egadi Islands, Levanzo is composed of hills, the highest being Pizzo del Monaco which slopes steeply into the sea creating a jagged and fascinating coastline. It is the perfect place for nature lovers and only has one road going from north to south. The northern coast is composed of numerous picturesque coves while in the south of the island you’ll find the one inhabited area, Levanzo and Cala Dogana overlooking a lovely bay of crystal clear water. From here the road leads to beautiful beaches and the rock known as the Faraglione. Only one road bisects the island from south to north, making it a veritable haven of peace and serenity, beloved by nature-lovers and those who seek solitude and rhythms set by the breaking waves or by the sound of ones own feet on the stones.

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Marettimo
A steep Marettimo Islandrocky mountain with great limestone cliffs plunging down into the sea define this, the most remote island of the Egadi group: That’s Marettimo island. Its doors open only for the more curious visitors arriving at its tiny harbour knowing that there are no hotels there. The only accommodation available is that offered by local fishermen and that consists of rented rooms. At the foot of the mountain, nestles the hamlet of Marettimo, a compact collection of square white houses and terraces collected together around the miniature harbour. Behind the Scalo Nuovo (the main landing-stage) stands the Scalo Vecchio reserved far the local fishermen. To one side, extends Punta Troia, topped with ruins from a Spanish castle (17C) that served as a prison until 1844. A series of rugged paths (manageable even astride a donkey) lead inland uphill to higher ground where Mother Nature, remote and wild, can provide companionship in contemplating the glorious views out over the sea.

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