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MarettimoThe wildest, westernmost and least developed of the Aegadian Islands, Marettimo is a collection of green mountain peaks and whitewashed houses dipping into a little harbour packed with bobbing fishing boats. There's only one road on the island, and the main mode of motorised transport is electric carts, making this a prime destination for walkers. Fanning out in all directions from the town centre, a well-marked trail network leads quickly into unspoilt nature, climbing through fragrant pine forests to dramatic coastal lookouts, then descending again to remote beaches. The western side of the islands boasts about 400 caves, the area is a marine protected area interdicted to pleasure craft, but the local fishers are allowed to bring visitors there and offer full day trips starting daily from the main harbour. The marine nature reserve, rocky shores, rich marine life and beautifully clear waters around Marettimo are ideal for diving, swimming and snorkelling. The island also boasts also a pretty, unspoilt natural interior for hikers. One of the most straightforward hikes from the town is uphill to the Case Romane, a clump of Roman ruins on a small plateau above the harbour. Other walks include coastal routes in both directions from the port, to the fortress at Punta Troia and the island's lighthouse at Punta Libeccio. One culinary highlight of the island is the production of rosemary honey, collected from the beehives of a variety of Sicilian bees darker and smaller than their European cousins, this honey is exclusive to the island.

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