Do you want a tour that not only takes in the sights of Sicily at a glance but also gives you stopover time? An excursion that screams luxury, provides awesome photo opportunities and satisfies all your adrenaline junkie desires? Then you should book a private helicopter tour of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.
Soar through those baby blue Mediterranean skies over cerulean waters and lush green verges in a full or half-day flight of your wildest dreams. From your majestic vantage point, you’ll be able to get exclusive views of Mount Etna, Sicily’s famed mountain range, with its glorious array of lava fields, gorges and rocky outcrops. Other volcanic precipices such as Stromboli, and Vulcano may also be on the agenda and are no less fabulous than Etna. On top of this, you’ll be able to see the island’s top cultural sites from a whole new perspective as you take in the Greek amphitheatre, ancient monasteries and Arab castles – some of the area’s top UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Many operators which include the Aeolian Islands in their air tours will allow a stopover on one of the islands such as Panarea where you’ll be able to explore the island villages and heritage spots with the possible chance of hiring a boat for further reconnoitring of the coastline.
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While some tour operators offer on-board snacks or catering, it is always advisable to find out if there are any touch-down points in your flight and booking a restaurant in that area so your experience isn’t marred by an attack of the munchies.