I have always wanted to visit Sardinia and my travel dream came thru this year. After reading two travel guides, it became clear that we won´t be able to visit and see everything, we are interested in, due to limited time there. Two weeks would be great, but we had only one.
We started our trip around Sardinia in Olbia, where our flight from Berlin landed. Olbia is a small town with a pleasant historic center with squares lined with boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars. When I write, Olbia is small, I mean it. The walk around took us half an hour.
It is important to mention that we visited Sardinia in mid-June, so in the off-season. This proved to be quite crucial especially in the region of Costa Smeralda. Porto Cervo looked like a ghost town and we could only imagine, how busy the harbor in July and August is. Porto Cervo is a favourite place for rich people and celebrities and it has nothing common with the real Sardinia.
Porto Cervo. Costa Smeralda
When you go to Costa Smeralda, you expect beautiful beaches with a white sand and clear blue sea, right? And you will be excited! However, you have to be prepared that sometimes it is not so easy to get there. You have to walk from few hundred meters to several kilometers from parking lots to beaches and expect there is no service at the beach. So take everything you need with you. For example, to get to one of the most beautiful beaches Spiaggia del Principe, get ready for a steep descent along a narrow path. But you will be rewarded with a beautiful views of the bay.
Spiaggia Del Principe. Costa Smeralda.
Spiaggia Del Principe. Costa Smeralda
You will find other beautiful beaches of Costa Smeralda close San Teodoro. We visited Spiaggia dell´Impostu and Spiaggia Cala Brandinchi, so called the Little Tahiti, ideal for children because of the shallow water.
Spiaggia Cala Brandinchi