When visiting Sardinia you will discover the natural beauty, the fantastic beaches with amazing cliff formations and crystal-clear waters. There are few major cities in Sardinia, making this a truly relaxing destination.
In the south you have Cagliari, the capital, offering a range of attractions from it's crystal clear waters to it's amazing festivals and fantastic architecture.
In the north you have Olbia, a major port, which offers a suitable starting point for exploring the well known resorts of the Costa Smeralda, Porto Rotondo or the island of La Maddalena. Many archaeological sites are nearby.
The island enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, damp winters. March marks the start of the pleasant spring, May enjoys an early summer and there is stunning weather from June to September.
June, July and August are the hottest months with temperatures ranging from 25ºC to 30ºC (77ºF to 86ºF). October can see temperatures of up to 23ºC (74ºF) which can be very pleasant for a mid term break. Temperatures in the winter months can reach an average of 13ºC (55ºF).
North Sardinia is generally wetter and the south tends to be slightly cooler.
Out and About
Sardinia is rich in history and culture, boasts a wonderful scenic coastline and is famous for it's fantastic sandy beaches and beautifully clear, turquoise water. There are many idyllic coves and unspoilt beaches which means there are plenty of opportunities for watersports. The island on a whole is a great place for surfing, kite surfing, canoeing and windsurfing but Porto Pollo, near Palau offers some of the best conditions for windsurfing in Europe.
The clear waters around the coast makes for perfect conditions for divers who want to explore the Roman galleys and wrecks, underwater caves, shoals of fish, dolphins and turtles. There are lots of dive centres around the coast and the waters are perfect for beginners and experienced divers.
Another outdoor activity is walking among the hills and mountains. There are many great routes for the keen hiker and there is some great scenery and a chance to see local wildlife from the Marmilla table-top mountain.
If you want to escape the beach for the day but still want to keep cool, why not visit the waterpark. There are many pools and slides to keep the whole family entertained for hours. Another trip the children may enjoy is a ride on the Little Green Train which puffs along twice a day between Arbatax and Mandas along the coast, past lakes and forests and into the mountains.
There are many National Parks in Sardina, with each area being as beautiful as the next. These protected areas include the high mountains of the Gennargentu National Park, where eagles and falcons soar above, the wild rock and white and pink sands of the Maddalena National Park, the island National Park of Asinara which is populated by small white donkeys and the Molentargius Park with it's pretty pink flamingos.
Out for Lunch!
Sardinia is the perfect place for those that love food. Fresh bread, skewered meats, seafood and Sardinian Pecorino cheese are all a big hit in Sardinia. Fresh fruit and vegetables are all grown locally and used in most of the cuisine available. Buttariga is smoked mullet caviar and is usually served as an appetizer and many Sardinians eat it with spaghetti.
You can dine in a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and snack bars. Out of the touristy areas you will find more of the traditional restaurants serving local cuisine and traditional delights. If its a more International menu you require, stay in the tourist area of Sardinia.
Flight Time - From Manchester 2 hrs 50 mins, From London 2 hrs 25 mins
Currency - Euro
Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed
Best Time to Visit - April to October with July, August being the warmest months
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