in the middle
On its surface, Olbia may seem as if it's a typical port city where industry and commerce take a precedent over culture and socialising, but if you get under its skin you will find that this is not really the case here. Fine dining and high class retail manage to sit comfortably alongside the docks and it has classic Sardinian charm.
Inbound travellers should expect a two and a half hour flight to Olbia when leaving from a UK airport. Cheap flights to Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport are operated on a seasonal basis by most of the major budget airlines, and it should take around 10 minutes to get to hotels in Olbia once you have picked up your bags.
Car hire at Olbia Airport is conveniently located and when visiting Sardinia you will be at an advantage if you have a vehicle after Olbia flights. There are buses operated by local authorities in the city and also plenty of taxis.
Olbia has historically been an important place because of its port which has allowed for exports to make it affluent, and its position close to verdant countryside has always made it an attractive location. There is some historic architecture which dates back to the Middle Ages, including the Church of St. Paul with its ornate finishing. Close to the city there are various sites of archaeological excavations as well as many popular tourist resorts which help to draw in travellers from far and wide on Olbia flights.