The largest of the Aeolian Islands is Lipari. The Island is sparsely inhabited sparsely, and the local economies consists of scattered artists, a few tourists, a strong wine and olive industry and local fishing.
The island is the largest single remains of the land mass that once contained the ancient Athanteen City of Atlantis. The other islands in the chain are also part of the same land mass, although greatly transformed by volcanism over the millennia.
Above the town on the western shore of the island, overlooking the only two viable landing beaches on the island is the multi-period Lipari Castle.