Olbia, Italy

Think you have to fly to the other side of the world for snow-white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water? Think again! Simply book a flight to Sardinia and its beautiful Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast).

Olbia is located on the most beautiful coastal section of Sardinia. Its large port and airport offer easy access to a fabulous Italian island. Not surprisingly, the city is also called the ‘Gateway to Sardinia’. Snow-white sandy beaches with views of turquoise water are perfect for lazing away the day. Of course, there is also plenty else to see and do. Olbia’s long history has yielded numerous archaeological treasures. The San Simplicio church is the most important monument in Olbia. Interested in seeing more of the region? Rent a car and explore the island at your leisure!

Memorable eating and shopping in Olbia

Fashionistas will find much to their liking in Olbia. Corso Umberto in particular has streets lined with modern shops. After a day of shopping, sit back and enjoy a drink or meal at an outdoor café. The Piazza Regina Margherita square is packed with options! Sample the local culinary specialities, most of which come from the sea. Make sure to taste the famous mussel soup or stuffed mussels. Together with a glass of local wine, it’s the perfect culinary experience.