Cala Junco - small bay of Panarea - one of Aeolian Islands near Sicily (Italy). Lipari and Salina islands visible on the horizon.

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Cala Junco

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Directly below Panarea's prehistoric village, about 45 minutes south of San Pietro, steps lead down to this gorgeous little cove with a rock-strewn beach and dreamy aquamarine waters.

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1. Villaggio Preistorico

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2. Spiaggetta Zimmari

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This small stretch of brown sand backed by a steep overgrown dune, about 25 minutes on foot south of San Pietro, is Panarea's only sandy beach and gets…

3. Spiaggia della Calcara

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4. Dattilo

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5. Lisca Nera

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The smallest of Panarea's offshore islands, Lisca Nera is nothing more than a speck of rock protruding from the sea.

6. Bottaro

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7. Lisca Bianca

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Only accessible by private boat, this islet off Panarea's east coast offers good swimming on a small white beach.

8. Basiluzzo

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The largest of the five islets off Panarea's east coast, Basiluzzo is given over to the cultivation of capers and can only be visited by private boat.