It is in a peaceful setting, very close to the harbour and near the historical town centre and Castle with its renowned Park and Archaeological Museum.The modern and elegant building is colourful and made up of two main sections, recalling the classic Aeolian style with the typical “pulera” on each the bedroom balcony. Inside a functional automated device handles all the systems. The main building has three floors where the hall, most of the rooms, a large and cosy bar, a spacious conference room and the outdoor/indoor dining areas of the restaurant are located. A modern lift allows guests to move around and access all the services of the hotel quickly and easily. The remaining rooms are located in the adjoining building. The two sections are positioned in an extensive garden lined with trees, facing the swimming pool. The communal areas where the main services are located are all air-conditioned.
WHY AKTEA ?
The Aktea hotel is conveniently located at the centre of Marina Lunga bay, close to the harbour and town centre of Lipari.
Up until the 19th century, Marina Lunga (meaning “long marine”) was known as Marine of Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of the sailors and fishermen, whose worship succeeded the pagan Poseidon. In the religion of ancient Greece, the sea belonged to the Signoria of Nereus, who ruled over it with the help of the Nereid nymphs, each of whom had a name that recalled either their specific function in the court of Nereus, a favourite place, or another distinctive feature.
In Greek mythology, Aktea was one of the hundred daughters of Nereus, a deity of the PreOlympic generation, preceding Zeus, Apollo and Poseidon. Aktea is the nymph of the shore, inhabitant of the coast. On Lipari, the shore par excellence was the Marina Lunga bay due to its extensive beach close to the fortified area where the ancient Greeks lived, and located on the most shielded part of the island. The name Aktea itself is directly related to this coastline as she was worshiped by the sailors and fishermen of Lipari. We hope that Aktea becomes synonymous of a pleasant journey and stay, in that new “Ulysses travellers” may come to discover the beauty and rich history of this Aeolian Archipelago.