Halfway between Africa and Europe, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and fiercely proud of its unique identity. If you’re looking for a break with plenty of peace and tranquillity, holidays to Sardinia could be just what the doctor ordered! While the mainland is buzzing 24 hours a day, the laid-back attitude is perfect for those holidaying with children or couples sneaking a romantic escape.
Blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, there are plenty of places where you can top up your tan, from quiet, secluded coves with silvery sands, to spacious beaches with water sports on tap. Inland, you can unleash your inner adventurer and take treks on horseback, climb unusual rock formations, and go spotting rare species at La Maddalena Islands Archipelago National Park. With so much to see and do, you can make your Sardinia holidays just what you want them to be.
Sardinia has some of the best beaches in the whole of the Mediterranean. The north coast of the island is decorated with nearly 80 coves carved into the rocky shoreline. Lovely, long stretches of sand shelve gently into crystal clear waters giving plenty of opportunities for water sports, like boating and snorkelling. Most of the beaches are within a short distance from superb restaurants, cafes and bars. Enjoy the spectacular views of the shimmering coast and unwind, basking in the wonderfully warm weather.
History and culture
Sardinia is a large picturesque island found just off the coast of Italy in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. It has an impeccable 2,000km of coastline made up of beautiful sandy beaches and rocky cliffs. The island is drenched in history and tradition, with its historic buildings, bizarre Nuraghi towers and wine vineyards. The resort hosts a variety of religious and cultural festivals throughout the year with parades, firework displays and huge parties. Italian culture runs through the cobbled streets, join in with the age old tradition of the Passeggiata; a gentle evening stroll where the locals like to socialise after a hearty meal.
Expect a classy affair when it comes to Sardina’s nightlife, with nightly activities traditionally taking place on a terrace of a café or in restaurants. Enjoy a glass of wine or two and enjoy an evening of socialising in the laid back atmosphere by the beachside. If you’re looking for something a little bit more upbeat, you’ll find that areas like Olbia and Alghero have a livelier nightlife. Move from bar to bar enjoying the music and fruity cocktails as you go.
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