Salina is the second largest island and the greenest. Mooring at its feet offers a beautiful scenery at sunset, especially with a full moon rising over Lipari, a cherished memory.
Salina offers six volcanoes, ancient and flat ones like Capo Pizzo del Corvo and M.Rivi, and the layered volcanoes of the Fossa delle Felci and Porri mounts still have a perfect conical shape. It is famous for its Natural Reserve which covers half of its surface. There are some
nice cliffs and rocky coast to SUP around and beaches are mainly cobbles.
If you want a sand beach, the only one is Rinella beach: very small and full of tourists in high season as this is the second port of the isle for hydrofoils and ferries. Santa Marina, which is also the main port of the island, has bars, restaurants, and a moderate nightlife.
This is the place we found a Pinna Nobolis shell, which is a large family species of Mediterranean clam. In the past 10 years, the population reduced by 80%. In the past the main threats were fishing, diminution of sea grass fields and pollution. But since 2016, a new pathogen increased the mortality of the population of Pinna Nobolis. It is
now listed as a critically endangered species in the Med Sea. No need to say that all forms of capture and killing are strictly forbidden.