Salina is multi-faceted, but like every island, the sea is the absolute star. The island was born from the sea: it surrounds it, shapes it, sustains it, and connects it to the rest of the world, and sometimes isolates it, immersed in a dimension of its own, suspended in time and space.
The sea of Salina is pure, like crystal, entered in the Legambiente Blue Guide with 5 sails since 2007. Its beaches are notable for their smooth pebbles from the sea. The seabed around the island is among the richest and best preserved in the Mediterranean. The coastal cliffs are formed of volcanic rock strata, each one a different colour and structure than the next. All along the coast are numerous rocky islets, covered in flowers, and most notable for their beauty are the Ariana and Faraglione of Pollara. The flora and fauna of the sea are even more varied, and all around the island it is not difficult to spot dolphins, turtles and some whales.