We are a family of four adults arriving in Catania airport on Sunday June 15 at 20.25. We have rented a house near Cefalu for a week from Saturday June 21 and fly back to Ireland from Palermo on Monday June 30 at 11.55. We would like to spend our first two nights relaxing and finding our feet before travelling to the Aeolian islands. We are thinking of one or two nights on Stromboli to include the sunset trek. We would then like to head to Lipari or one of the other islands for a couple of nights before heading for Cefalu to arrive on Saturday afternoon.
Where would you recommend to stay for the first two nights and how should we get there from Catania airport? Would Taormina be suitable?
Would one night be enough to spend on Stromboli and which island would you recommend as base for the other nights? While there we hope to kayak, hike and relax on the beach.
To get to Cefalu, should we take the hydrofoil from Lipari to Palermo and train to Cefalu, or travel via Milazzo?