We're thinking of spending 6 nights/5 days in Salina mid June. We will have already spent 9 days in northern Italy and then another 12 days in Sicily concentrating on the south east. The 6 nights in Salina would come after that and before 4 nights in Palermo at the end of our trip.
It's our third time in Sicily but our first time visiting the Aeolian Islands.
I chose Salina because it appears less busy/touristy than Lipari, but I was wondering if 6 nights is too long? We plan to alternate between days on Salina with a scooter so we can have a look around and days doing daytrips to some of the other islands. We did this type of thing in Procida last year and really enjoyed one day of sightseeing then one day of relaxing/ beach.
Also I read on the forum from Vagabonda that Malfa is the preferred town on Salina - should we rethink our choice of Santa Maria? I was hoping it would have the same feel as Procida which we enjoyed very much. While we're happy to scooter during the day we really prefer to walk at night