Sardinia, an island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy, has been attracting travelers for many years with a unique blend of ancient culture and beautiful views from its shores. Turquoise sea and white beaches combined with local delicacies are the reason why most tourists return to Sardinia after the first visit. On the one hand you can enjoy diving in numerous bays, and on the other you can explore the traditional villages in the interior of the island.
For most of the year, Sardinia is even cheaper than the mainland, so it is often a destination for Italians, but it should be noted that in the summer season the prices are slightly less favorable. A paradise in the Mediterranean is suitable for a couple or the whole family, although some excursions could prove too stressful for small children. In five days you will have everything you want from a holiday in Sardinia: beaches, sun, sea, nature, city and smaller resorts to visit.
Cagliari is the capital and largest city of the island of Sardinia, and in the Sardinian language is called Casteddu. The city is located in the extreme south of the island and has about 150.000 inhabitants. From 1326 to 1720 it was the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia. That is why in the city you can find a large number of cultural and historical monuments, buildings, museums and parks, but there are also a large number of beaches, several of which are among the most beautiful in Sardinia.
Overview south of Sardinia there are many more long sandy beaches, and some of them are similar to the beaches on the Caribbean islands. Another advantage of the southern part of Sardinia is less crowds than in the north, even during the peak season.
North of Sardinia, is rich in coves, the coast is much more indented, and there are only a few long sandy beaches. The largest city, the second largest in Sardinia, is Sassari with just over 120.000 inhabitants. Just like Cagliari has a rich history, so if you decide to visit it, you will certainly not be disappointed. If you are in the north you should not forget to see the archipelago La Maddalena which is located between Sardinia and Corsica. There is also an islet Tavolara, which was once the smallest kingdom in the world.
Mostbolji way to tour Sardinia is by car although it is of course not the cheapest option. It takes about four hours by car from the north to the south of the island, and about an hour from east to west, depending on which destination you travel to. You can also visit the island by public transport, bus or train. Sardinia can be reached by plane from one of the Italian cities to one of the three airports: Cagliari, Olbia and Alghero.