Most beautiful places to visit in Sardinia

Sardinia is one of the most popular tourist areas in Europe. Snow-white sand beaches as far as the eye can see, turquoise crystal clear sea with colorful fish and wildlife, tropical vegetation and a fantastic climate… Still dreaming of the Caribbean? Well, you don’t have to any longer! Sardinia will make your dreams come true here in Europe!

Basically, the beaches and coast of Sardinia including its famous Costa Smeralda are often considered the most beautiful beaches not only in Europe but throughout the world. If you are searching for accommodation, hotels, resorts for your summer holidays in Sardiniabook_hotel_2 travel via italy

Argentiera beach, Sardinia, Italy
Argentiera beach by Enrico Sirola

The most beautiful beaches of Sardinia:

  • Beach at the Monte Nai, Costa Rei, southeastern part of Sardinia
  • Gulf of Porto Istana, close to the town of Olbia, northeast
  • Cala Giunco ​​beach near the town of Villasimius, southeast
  • Cala Pira beach, south
  • Cala Peppino beach, Costa Rei, southeast
  • Cala Banana Bay, north
  • 3 beaches around the town of Capriccioli on the Costa Smeralda, northeast

Here are the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia

Gusana lake, Gennargentu mountain, Sardinia, Italy
Gusana lake, Gennargentu mountain by Gianfranco

Attractions and activities on the island of Sardinia

Northwestern part of the island of Sardinia is a very popular area among sport lovers. Stintino, a small fishing village, offers a lot of different sports activities: from pedestrian walks and cycling trips through boat rides or diving to golf or horse riding.

Stintino - La Pelosa, Sardinia, Italy
Stintino – La Pelosa by Cristian Santinon

In other places, such as the island of La Maddalena, you can try sailing. And for lovers of hiking there is the highest mountain in Sardinia – Punta La Marmora (1834m) – hidden within the mountains of Gennargentu.

The summit of Punta La Marmora, seen from Bruncu Spina, Sardinia, Italy
The summit of Punta La Marmora, seen from Bruncu Spina by David Edgar

Sardinia also has a really unique history. Special attention deserves one of the symbols of Sardinia – ancient megalithic structures called Nuraghi. Interesting are also monasteries and tombs in the countryside, especially around Barumini and around the Valle dei Nuraghi.

Nuraghe Losa, Abbasanta, Sardinia, Italy
Nuraghe Losa, Abbasanta by Gavino Bazzoni

If you want to enjoy a relaxing and, at the same time, a real natural experience, then we can recommend you to get on the “Little Green train” called Trenino Verde, which passes through many wild places of the island of Sardinia.

Map of Sardinian rail network with Trenino Verde marked with green, Italy
Map of Sardinian rail network with Trenino Verde marked with green by Alex10

Enjoy the beautiful, unspoiled nature, with untouched forests, lakes and ponds. Train goes through lots of tunnels, as well as bridges, through the impressive mountains, along the stunning coast as well as archaeological sites – this is a great trip for the whole family!

The Most Beautiful Cities and Islands of Sardinia

Although Sardinia is famous mainly for its emerald sea and golden sandy beaches, there are still some of the towns and cities that worth a visit. One of them is Oristano boasting a massive tower of San Cristoforo (1291) or the 12th century Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

In its vicinity, there are important archaeological excavations from the Neolithic Period up to the period of The Roman Empire. They were found on the site of the ancient city of Tharros.

Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Oristano by Cristiano Cani

Cagliari, is the largest city of Sardinia with a lot of interesting sights including Castello district, Torre dell’Elefante and Torre di San Pancrazio forming part of the city walls, or Cathedral of Santa Maria.

Elephant Tower, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Elephant Tower, Cagliari by David Thomas

Asinara is one of the largest islands belonging to Sardinia and as a whole it is protected by the Asinara National Park.

Cala Sabina, Isola Asinara, Sardinia, Italy
Cala Sabina, Isola Asinara by dirk hartung

Fishing village of Stintino is well-known among all admirers of unspoiled nature but also lovers of sports activities.

Rosa beach, Budelli island, Sardinia, Italy
Rosa beach, Budelli island, Sardinia by luca giudicatti

Gulf of Orosei with its beautiful beaches and islands, such as Caprera, Budelli as part of La Maddalena Archipelago National Park offer plenty of peace and romantic hideaways.

Sardinia is one of the most beautiful areas all over Europe!

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