Of volcanic origin, have changed their appearance and dimensions in the course of millenia. Volcanic activity and erosion have created incomparable landscapes and rocky formations. There are seven islands in all.
(Ericusa = "Covered with Erica flowers")
The most undeveloped, remote and tranquil. 134 pop. - 5,2 Kmq - height 675 m.
(Fenicusa = "Covered in fern")
Scuba divers paradise with abundant wrecks and sea life, it is also where grndstones for olive oil and flour were made. 331 pop. - 9,5 Kmq - height 774 m.
(Lipara = from "Liparo", an ancient king of Lipari)
he bustling main island of the archipelago, with its superb archaeological museum. 9598 pop. - 37,6 Kmq - height 602 m.
(Panaraia = "Rocky outline")
The jewel of the Eolian islands, and chic. Abundant sea life, wrecks, fumaroles and islets. 399 pop. - 3,4 Kmq - height 421 m.
(Didyme = "Twin Mountains")
Famous for its capers, malvasia and salt lake, it is the greenest with a forest reserve. 2300 pop. - 26,8 Kmq - height 962 m.
(Strongyle = "The round one")
The natural lighthouse of the mediterranean, with its volcano in activity for over 2000 years, and nearly 3000 metres high, 2000 metres of which are submerged. 702 pop. - 12,6 Kmq - height 924 m.
(Hierà = "The Sacred")
Once believed to be the entrance to hell, it has 3 craters, one semi-active, the valley of the monsters with its lunar landscape is very interesting. 1027 pop. - 20,7 Kmq - height 500 m.