Salina ferries connect Aeolian Islands with Italy & Sicily with crossings available to Naples Mergellina & Vibo Valentia (in Italy), Vulcano, Panarea, Stromboli, Lipari, Ginostra, Rinella, Alicudi & Filicudi (in Aeolian Islands) & Palermo, Milazzo & Messina (in Sicily). Sailings from Salina are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 73 ferry crossings daily from Salina with sailing durations starting from 10 minutes. Our Salina ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
There is a regular bus service in operation around the villages, and many roads accessible by cars. Much of the popular areas are compact enough to traverse by foot.
Salina is an explorer’s paradise. Freshwater springs, verdant foliage and towering cliffs define the landscape, offering a myriad of naturally inviting colours and contrasts. The mixture of autumnal yellows and dark greens exude a tropical vibe, enhanced by the grape vines that decorate much of the imposing mountainside, winding down into the azure blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. The coastline is dominated by greenery and bushes, yet if you were to head to the centre of the island, the terrain completely changes; two extinct volcanoes mould the island, protecting the outlying villages from extreme modernisation and allowing them to maintain their authenticity.
For much of the year the island remains fairly quiet – the streets are sparse and there are always tables free at the restaurants and bars – if they’re even open. Yet when the calendar swings round to the summer months, the island murmurs into a vibrant hub, especially around the port area where many of the hotels and amenities are based. Away from the harbour, Salina still appears disconnected from much of the world - just sit back and enjoy the peace.
Salina is one of the Aeolian Islands belonging to Sicily, an Italian island laying to the south west of Italy’s mainland. Many ferry routes departing the port are to other coastal resorts around Italy and Sicily, proving to be one of Italy’s busiest transport hubs.
Due to the island being relatively small, Salina Ferry Port in Santa Maria Salina is well signposted and very easy to find. The port is located on the seafront of Lungomare Giuffrè.
Lunfomare Giuffrè, Molo 1
98050 Santa Maria Salina (ME)
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Salina Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Salina Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!