Nine places you have to see while in Sardinia

Is this the most beautiful European island?

Date:2018-05-09

By: Sophie

Masua and the road towards it

A bit off the beaten path but well-worth a detour. A dramatic, curvy road along the coastline will take you to this secluded beach with white sand, clear water and one of the island's most impressive natural monuments. It looks like a huge sugar cube suspended in the middle of the sea, hence its name 'Pan di Zucchero'. You can take a boat tour to this massive rock, and see the 'grotta Sardegna' and 'Porta Flavia' at the same time. Especially recommended at sunset, as during the golden hour, the shape of the limestone rock is beautifully outlined against the sunset.


Masua, Sardinia

Bosa

Situated in the Temo valley, Bosa is a gorgeous village with beautiful squares and typical colorful houses. The best way to experience Bosa is by wandering through its historical center Castello, get lost in its narrow alleys and marvel at its wrought-iron balconies and cute houses in pastel colors. Slowly make your way up to the Malaspina castle that stands on top of the hill for a panoramical view over this adorable village.


Bosa, Sardinia

Alghero

An ancient fishing town with colorful facades and beautiful sea views from any given angle. Having been occupied by several kingdoms, the walled town of Alghero is rich in history, architecture and culture. It is also a atmospheric destination for those who simply want to enjoy good food, do some shopping and wander through its cobblestone streets.


Alghero, Sardinia

Castelsardo

Prepare for a wonderful view in Castelsardo. Situated on top of a volcanic rock in the northern part of Sardinia, this medieval village is worth visiting for the view only. The historical heart is centered around the ancient fortress Castello Bellavista that dominates this volcanical rock. In the old town is brimming with typical narrow paved streets, boutiques, restaurants, local artisans and short unexpected stairs that offer, from time to time, views on the peeping blue sea.


Castelsardo, Sardinia

Capo Testa

The Capo Testa peninsula is a real mecca for hikers. There is a maze of hiking trails that wind their way around big granite boulders, which come in the weirdest shapes. Hike to Valle di Luna to experience what a hippie beach feels like. You'll know you've arrived when you've found the goat skull totem...


Capo Testa, Sardinia

Cala Fuili

Located along the eastern Sardinian coast, the small cove of Cala Fuili awaits you while you descend its steps carved in rock. But wait. First, take in the amazing view from the top. The stone beach itself is not that comfortable to lay on, instead consider taking the adventurous hike to Cala Luna. Don't try this in flip-flops!


Cala Fuili, Sardinia

Su Gorropu

Although it is hard to tire from dreamy sea views, Su Gorropu offers an fascinating mountain scenery for a change. Come prepared with good hiking boots for this challenging hike through the 500 meter deep canyon. Make sure to take in the beautiful views when you're heading down, it is very likely you won't have the energy on the way back up!


Su Gorropu canyon, Sardinia

Cala Goloritze

Cala Goloritzé is one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful beaches. A 150 meter limestone obelisk towers over a white beach and clear turquoise water. You can only get here on feet, if you are willing to walk for about an hour; or by sea, taking one of the boats that sail from the nearby harbors in Santa Maria Navarrese and Arbatax.


Cala Goloritze, Sardinia

Villasimius

Relatively close to Cagliari, Villasimus has it all: soft, white beaches, a lively town with several bars and restaurants, and a natural reserve where you can make some beautiful hikes through the colorful vegetation while keeping an eye over the turquoise water at all times. If you have to pick one, then head to the Spanish tower for the stunning view over three connected beaches.


Villasimius, Sardinia

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