Some 35 miles from Palermo in Sicily, 90 minutes by fast hydrofoil, lies the island of Ustica.
For a complete contrast why not take the hydrofoil to Rhodes in Greece or visit the fascinating city of Istanbul.
What else: If you're feeling adventurous, catch the hydrofoil across to the Greek island of Rhodes for the day.
By sea, Mikonos can be reached by hydrofoil from many islands in the nearby vicinity, including Athens ' Piraeus.
Technology incorporating an oscillating hydrofoil varies considerably from more commonly used rotational MEC devices.