Holidays to Sardinia

  • Where is Sardinia
  • Map of Sardinia
  • How to arrive to Sardinia
  • Weather in Sardinia
  • Car hire in Sardinia
  • Accommodation in Sardinia
  • Cheap Villas in Sardinia
  • Alghero
  • Alghero - what to do in Alghero
  • Alghero beaches
  • Alghero - Porticciolo camp
  • Mugoni beach and Porto Conte bay
  • Porto Ferro beach
  • Cape Caccia lighthouse
  • Castelsardo
  • Castelsardo pictures
  • Stintino La Pelosa beach
  • Stintino Le Saline beach
  • Costa Paradiso village
  • Oristano
  • Sinis peninsula
  • Costa Verde beach
  • Costa Verde and surrounding
  • Pan Di Zucchero islet
  • Bosa - charming town on west coast
  • Costa del Sud
  • Cagliari old town
  • Cagliari - Poetto beach
  • Villasimius and Capo Carbonara
  • Solanas beach near Villasimius
  • Costa Rei 8 km long beach
  • Cala Gonone hotels
  • Golfo di Orosei - Orosei Gulf
  • Orgosolo Murales
  • Laconi - castle and park of Aymerich
  • Marina di Gairo - colored beaches
  • San Teodoro Costa Smeralda
  • Capo d' Orso Rock of Bear
  • Capo Testa
  • Porto Cervo - Luxury
  • Losa Nuraghe Abbasanta
  • Fordongianus - spa therme
  • Barumini Su Nuraxi
  • Travel to Italy
  • Sicily
  • Pompeii
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Venice
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    Sardinia is a small but very varied Island; the scenery of its beaches is colorful almost everywhere you go. One of choises to enjoy on beaches and inland places is to create an itinerary for 7 to 14 days staying for 3 or 4 days at a time in Sardinia hotelsSpend some time on the Costa Smeralda, move to Alghero, famous Stintino or explore nuraghe arround Sassari. If you have enough of time then enjoy a visit in the bustling centre of Cagliari.

     

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    Where is Sardinia

    Sardinia is an Island in Mediterranean Sea and belongs to the Italy state. Its position between Italy, Africa, France and Spain is interesting because of fact that distance between Sardinia and Sicily is about 280 km but distance between Sardinia Africa, Italy or France amount only 180 km.

    Where is Sardinia - Map of Italy and Sardinia

    Sardinia Island in Mediterranean Sea

    Sardinia flag - quatro mori

    The flag of Sardinia - white background with four Moors wearing a white band on their forehead (once it used on their eyes) is ineteresting. Some experts suppose that it was born in 1096, when King Pietro I from Aragona won the fight of Alcoraz against the Saracens (muslim peoples).According to a legend, during the bloody fight a white dressed knight with a red cross on his chest appeared and repulsed the terrified Sarecens:only than they understood that the man was St. Giorgio, who left the cut off heads of the four defeated kings in the battlefield.

    Sardinia is not for the faint-hearted. In summer, the heat can be blistering. Winter winds are some of the most vicious in the Mediterranean. Hotels and restaurants can be either outrageously expensive or dismally primitive. Public transportation is unreliable and moves at a snail's pace. Even getting to the island can be arduous, especially in summer when ferries and planes are packed. Sardinia is for adventurers, for those of us who like to feel we've accomplished something when we travel, those who want to push just a little bit farther than the crowd, those who are intrigued, not frightened, by civilizations that initially may seem inexplicable.

    Brandichi beach SardiniaSardinia's coast and beaches


    Sardinia's beaches are realy beaches with big "B". It is not beaches only for jet setters and their yachts, there are miles and miles of coast with crystal clear sea.

    The Sardinian sea is now rightly recognised as one of the most famous in the world for its unique environment, for its spectacular coast line and the thousand bays which constitute the main reason for those thinking of coming to the island.

    With a little effort, an adventurous spirit and a few detours, you can find large stretches of beach that are often deserted and spend the day in seclusion with the sea and sky. Along its 1700 kilometers of shoreline there are some of most beautiful marine habitants.

    Slopes of Spina - SardiniaMountain landscapes of Sardinia

    Nature lovers will find Sardinia the great place to discover rare flora and fauna in the mountains, caves and gorges. Sardinia has well marked routes that weave through inland valleys, mountains and along coast.

    The commonest tree in Sardinia is the oak. Mainly there are three species: the holm oak, the common oak and the cork oak. The first is the most important; growing from the mountains down to the rockiest coasts.

    The cork-oak woods stretch from Gallura to the northern Barbagia, and it was grown ) to harvest the precious cork, that is of great economic importance. In the intermediate area of the western Gannargentu and in a few other areas there is another typical forest production, that of the chestnut.

    Nuraghe Sardinia AbbasantaInland of Sardinia

    Sardinia is a land with an age old heart, dotted with thousands of Nuraghi and land with an ancient language. These round fortresses - Nuraghi built in pre historic times still survive as powerful symbols of the tenacity of sardinia and its people

    At the beginning of life 'Nuraghe', around 1500 BC. the Mycenaean traders named the island Hiknusa. Another name was Sandaljon - "footprint legs", then it can be understood as a description of its design. Last name, Sardinia, is given by Sardi, pirates who attempted to take Egypt around 1180 BC. The most interesting archaeological sites in Sardinia, certainly fall within the period of culture Nurage. It is characterized by typical pointed towers in a cluster, built from large rectangular stone blocks. Usually they were placed on the places with a good view. Some are high more than 20 meters. The use and purpose of these buildings was not yet fully clarified. It may have been to religious temples, perhaps housing, cannons, heads of tribes, houses or rooms to meet the elders. Some buildings are in strategic locations to which they are able to control important transitions.