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Egadi archipelago consists of three major islands - Levanzo, Favignana and Marettimo - as well as several beautiful uninhabited islands, which are also available to visit. Egadi Islands are located to the west coast of Sicily; they attract attention of many tourists due to their unique nature and abundance of first-class beaches. Few people know that the history of the archipelago is full of bright events. The first settlements have been established here in the Neolithic period, and later islands were close to bloody battles of Punic War. For many years the island has being investigated by archaeologists; today archipelago offers a unique opportunity to walk around the iconic sites and see the most interesting historical monuments.
Tourists who used to spend time at busy and well organized beaches would find the coast of Favignana just perfect. Here, in a short distance from the capital there is the most popular beach … Open
The most populous and well-developed is the island of Favignana. Those fond of history will enjoy visiting its capital, the city of the same name. Here is the legendary Forte Santa Catarina, whose history is very interesting. The first watchtower was built on its territory by the Arabs, and after the Normans took the archipelago, they have substantially expanded fortifications. Later the fort was converted into a prison, and the island remained closed to public access for many years. Today, only severe look of the fort is reminiscent of the dark past of the island.
The smallest, but no less attractive island of the archipelago is Levanzo. That’s a real storehouse of amazing natural attractions, so it would be amazing for hikers to explore its territory. The island is entirely covered by hills, the highest among them is the Pizzo dei Monaco. Climbing the mountain of 278 meters height has become a good tradition for tourists, which can enjoy unforgettable panoramic view from its top. There is only one village on the island, so it seems pretty deserted. In addition to the old village, whose way of life hasn’t changed for many years, visitors can stroll through interesting archaeological areas of Levanzo and see the ruins of pre-historic buildings. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
A true leader in the number of hotels is the busy island of Favignana, there you can find a place to accommodate for every taste. Not far from the central square of the capital there is the … Open
The most important hallmarks of the archipelago are caves dating back several thousand years. Scientists have discovered significant part of prehistoric artifacts in that caves; a tour along them is one of the favorite pastimes among vacationers. A significant part of caves, which would be amazing to study, is on the island of Marettimo, which is the most isolated inhabited island of the archipelago. Not far from the main beach there is another outstanding historical building, the ruins of large-scale buildings built in the era of the Roman Empire. Scenic Egadi archipelago is ready to offer its guests a rich program of excursions. Walks to historical places and admiring amazing natural attractions will give a lot of impressions.Egadi archipelago consists of three major islands - Levanzo, Favignana and Marettimo - as well as several beautiful uninhabited islands, which are also available to visit. Egadi Islands are located to the west coast of Sicily; they attract attention of many tourists due to their unique nature and abundance of first-class beaches. Few people know that the history of the archipelago is full of bright events. The first settlements have been established here in the Neolithic period, and later islands were close to bloody battles of Punic War. For many years the island has being investigated by archaeologists; today archipelago offers a unique opportunity to walk around the iconic sites and see the most interesting historical monuments.
Levanzo Despite growing popularity, islands of the archipelago still don’t have large hotels. Therefore, smaller hotels not far from the seaside offer their services to numerous travelers. Besides that, local people rent their apartments to tourists. In addition to the natural beauty and historical landmarks, charming and comfortable beaches remain one of the biggest attractions of the island.
Tourists who used to spend time at busy and well organized beaches would find the coast of Favignana just perfect. Here, in a short distance from the capital there is the most popular beach … Open
There are both sandy and pebble beaches. Favignana Island remains the most crowded and popular resort destination of the region. This is the location of such popular beaches as Calla Azzurra and Calla Rossa that has gained recognition because of water that has an unusual azure color. The two beaches are considered the most attractive on the islands. They are a great choice for everyone who likes comfort. There are many charming restaurants and cafes nearby. Fans of more exotic places will also not be disappointed in the Aegadian Islands. They will be pleasantly surprised in sandy beaches with black volcanic sand.
Travelers with children also have a suitable destination – Levanzo beaches. There are both sandy and pebble coastal areas on this island. It doesn’t matter which one you choose as all of them are very calm and fit even strictest ecological standards. Travelers, who enjoy relaxing in calm places, will find what they need on Marettimo Island. It is a rocky island, so there are no spacious beaches there. On the other hand, the choice of charming bays is simply fabulous as the coat is mostly rocky. Some small beaches can be accessed by water only.
A true leader in the number of hotels is the busy island of Favignana, there you can find a place to accommodate for every taste. Not far from the central square of the capital there is the … Open
Fans of scuba diving will definitely enjoy relaxing in this area. Moreover, there are popular diving sites nearby. This is the place where divers can not only see exotic marine creatures but also explore magnificent underwater caves. Literally all beaches of the Aegadian Islands are distinguished by high ecological standards and are winners of prestigious awards.
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Survived castles around Aegadian Islands
♥   Castle 'Castello di Terra' Trapani, 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello dei Conti di Modica' Alcamo, 67.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Calatubo' Alcamo, 69.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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