Favignana is the largest island of the Egadi archipelago and it is known as the “big butterfly on the sea” due to its shape.
It is an ideal place for travelers who are looking for a relaxing holiday near the sea. In fact, the island meets everyone’s taste: there are both sandy beaches (Cala Azzurra, Lido Burrone, the Calamoni) and small bays with sand and pebbles (in the areas near Punta Sottile, Punta Lunga, and Faraglioni), as well as rocky coves, perfect for snorkeling (such as Cala Rossa, Grotta Perciata and Punta Fanfalo).
Moreover, it is possible to easily reach by boat the smallest islands of the archipelago, Marettimo, and Levanzo. Beside the seaside options, culture lovers will have a wide range of choice among the different places of interest located on the island, such as the museum of the former Florio factory, Santa Caterina and San Girolamo castles, Grotta della Stele’s archeological sites, Grotta del Pozzo, and San Nicola, the most important among all the sites of interest.
We also recommend you visit the “tufo” caves, made of a volcanic rock typical of the island, which nowadays represents an authentic work of art.
Finally, the small urban center with its two squares connected by one main street is full of restaurants and little shops that liven up Favignana nightlife.