6. Aeolian Islands, Italy
Take a short boat trip from Sicily and you’ll be surrounded by one of Europe’s most exquisite archipelagos. If you enjoy swimming, hiking, relaxing, history, or simply looking, these seven UNESCO protected islands provide delights that will satiate every sense.
While surrounded by turquoise waters, you can explore hissing volcanos, shipwrecks and the six millennia of history preserved on these magnificent islands. Kayak, swim, have a mud bath, sip gourmet wine at one of the cave bars – however you choose to spend your time here, it is bound to be indulgent.
Once relatively quiet, cluey travellers are starting to set this set of islands in their sights so 2018 is definitely the time go.