Quick Guide to Sardinia

Lying just south of Corsica, the island of Sardinia is surprisingly large - in fact it's the Mediterranean's second largest island! Long overlooked by sunseekers flying right over it on their way to the Greek islands, it's time to rediscover holidays in Sardinia. Offering its own food and culture, some of Europe's most stunning beaches and a gorgeous and largely unspoilt interior, there's plenty to keep you busy. The north coast is the most popular for beach-based holidays whilst cities Alghero, Olbia and the capital of Cagliari all have plenty of cultural attractions as well.

Fab holidays for:

Stunning views, Delicious food, Seaside Activities

Airports:

Olbia-Costa Smeralda, Alghero-Fertilia, Tortolì-Arbatax & Cagliari-Elmas Airport

Did you know?

The Costa Smeralda was used as the location for James Bond driving his Lotus Esprit out of the sea in 'The Spy Who Loved Me' in 1977.

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Top 5 Things to See in Sardinia

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Holidays to Sardinia are often beach-based but there is so much else to see!

Day trip
Take a day trip on the Andrea Jensen, a traditional wooden sailing boat, to explore the marine reserve around Alghero.
Visit a winery
Also, in Alghero you can take a wine tour, visit the Neptune caves and sample the freshly caught seafood.
Giara di Gesturi
Don't miss the Giara di Gesturi, a plateau in the centre of Sardinia where an ancient breed of wild horses roam.
Wildlife
From unique species of deer and foxes to fin whales and turtles, Sardinia is home to many fascinating different animals.
La Maddalena
The national park of La Maddalena is an archipelago that promises stunning views and natural surrounds. And, if you're there at the right time, the Louis Vuitton Trophy - one of the most prestigious sailing races in the world.

Where to stay in Sardinia

White sand, turquoise waters and a cool, mountainous exterior are partially what make Sardinia holidays so popular, but if you are landing in Cagliari, the main hotel spot is the town of Pula, five minutes inland from the sea. Cagliari is bustling but has plenty of parks and public gardens. If you are driving, you can explore the other regions of the island and stay in some of the superb hotels at affordable prices in Alghero, Olbia, or Villasimius.

How to get to Sardinia

West of mainland Italy and south of Corsica, Sardinia has long been associated with the sophisticated side of beach holidays. However, that doesn't mean that cheap holidays in Sardinia are out of the question. Only a two hour flight from most UK regional airports, Sardinia has some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. Cheap flights to Cagliari Airport leave you about three kilometres from the city centre. If you want to make your own plans once there, Sardinia car hire is a good option.