Panarea, known in ancient times as Euonymos (that which is on
the left) or Hycesia (unlucky) is the smallest and oldest Island
of the archipelago. Panarea, with its surrounding rocks and
little islands, is thought to be the remains of an ancient
underwater volcano. There are many natural phenomena which
attest the island’s volcanic origin.
has been inhabited since the I millennium BC. The most important
settlement was that of the capo Milazzese headland, where the
archaeological remains of a prehistoric village have been
The little islands of Basiluzzo, Dattilo, Lisca Bianca, Bottaro,
Lisca Nera, Panarelli and “formiche” (the ants) make an
impressive scenic impact around the Island.
If the sea is calm, you can easily see the bubbles created by
underwater volcanic gas.
From the second half of the 20th century, the Island has become
a favourite resort for famous people from the world of business,
culture and entertainment. It has therefore become known as the
Eleonora’s falcons are present on the western side of the