Egadi islands is a small archipelago off the sicilian coast (Italy, of course). You can get there with a ferry boat from the city of Trapani using the company called Liberty Lines.
Trapani has its own airport, or you can land in Palermo and catch a transfer to the port of Trapani (roughly one hour of travel).
The Egadi islands are three, from the biggest to the smallest: Favignana, Marettimo and Levanzo.
Favignana is the biggest islands of the three, with a quite nice town. It has roads so ideally you could drive around the island, but is best visited by boat, like all Egadi.
Besides the famous Tonnara (a place when once tunas where captured and processed), the gem of the island is CALA ROSSA, which is without any doubts one of the best bay-beach of all Sicily (and Italy and I dare to say the whole Mediterranean Sea)
You can there by land, as you can see from the aerial perspective, but the shore (like almost everywhere) is rocks, so best to rent a boat or join and excursion.
Visiting Favignana by boat allows you to find your own secluded bay in the island, where to enjoy one of the best waters to swim you can find.
The rocky shores were once limestone (“tufo”) quarries, and the rocks were removed and transported using small boats: this stopped few decades ago, even if a small quantity is still extracted today, and very, very expensive.
In Marettimo you can already start to forget about roads and cars! Half of the coast is a marine protected area, and it is has only one small town, where you can find few restaurants and accomodation. There is a beach reachable by foot heading west from the town, you can see the way in this drone hyperlapse.
The island if famous for the many sea caves, which can be explored by one of the many boat tours available, usually lasting from a couple of hours to half a day.
The most impressive bay of the island is Cala Bianca, which has one of the best seabeds and color of water around.
Levanzo, with less than 6 km² of surface, is the smallest island of Egadi, and definitely my favorite one to stay.
There is only a tiny little village in the whole island, 2 restaurants and probably no more than 5 options for accomodation, and that’s why I believe it to be a true gem.
This is basically all the populated area of the island:
There are three beaches easily reachable by a short walk from town, all rocky ones, you won’t find sand beaches. First one, 15 minutes walking west of town, is Cala Faraglione, which has a small rock offshore.
The other two, on the east side of town are Cala Fredda and then Cala Minnola.
I strongly recommend you to do a boat tour of the island to see the wild north side (with Cala Tramontana), and organize from here your trips to Favignana and Levanto.
My reco as boat tour is “Franco e Alida“, a formidable couple where he’s the sailor and she’s the cook: we had the best time in our holiday with them!
Here’s some night shots of this amazing place:
And this is the hyperlapse, a feature of the DJI Mavic 2 PRO which I really start to love!!!