- For other places with the same name, see Salina (disambiguation).
- Santa Marina Salina The island's largest town and its main port: named after its church it dates back to the roman era.
- Malfa Contains most of the island's hotels and is the second most popular destination for hotels in the Aeolians.
There was a Greek settlement, from the fourth century BC through to the times of Imperial Rome, on the modern-day site of the small town of Santa Marina. A number of tombs from this era have been discovered further inland. Several traces of Greek and Roman culture have been found on the island.
In the Hellenic Age the island was named "Didyme" (Δίδυμη), a Greek name which refers to the two mountains as "twins". The island was inhabited as far back as the Bronze Age and has been developed and then abandoned many times over the subsequent millennia.
Areas on the island, including the two mountain peaks, were made a natural reserve in 1981.
Most people on the island will either speak Italian or Sicillian
Santa Marina and Rinella are the two ports, served by ferries from Hydrofoil service. This service is active from Naples, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Messina and Milazzo. Almost everybody arrives by boat. There is a regular bus service connecting all the villages on the island. A main road connects Lingua, Santa Marina, Malfa and Pollara and a side road runs between the two volcanoes to Leni and Rinella.
- Salina's natural beauty, with its lustrous plant life and beaches
- Climb the Mountains
- Take a ride in the Salina relax boats