Join the A-listers on the heavenly beaches and for fine dining and fabulous shopping opportunities in the Olba region of Sardinia.
The sea reigns over this region with its colours that migrate into the coves, along the coasts, towards the beaches and the most popular resorts. An example is the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) with Porto Cervo set as its gemstone and uniting the history and culture of ancient traditions with a joyful and colourful nightlife. Porto Cervo was named after its enchanting cove that resembles the antlers of a deer; the Old Port is considered the best-equipped touristic port in the Mediterranean Sea. Porto Rotondo is also a famous location; it overlooks the wide Gulf of Cugnana and is full of villas and piazzas swathed by such a splendid natural environment as this. Head to the hill-top villages for a taste of rural life and the opportunity to sample local cheese and wine in the markets of these laid-back little village gems. Holidays to the Olbia region of Sardinia are also perfect for exploring further afield, with a day trip to the island of Corsica, just one hour away by ferry.
Sardinia's best beaches run into the hundreds, and there are many more unnamed coves and wedges of white, silver or golden sand around its 1,000km-plus of coastline, peninsulas and islands. Some popular beaches are concessionised – though even these tend to be so spacious that plenty of spiaggia libera remains. There are wild beaches for those prepared to tote their own supplies, but most have a shack selling drinks, ice-creams and snacks.
July is the hottest month in the Olbia Region of Sardinia with an average temperature of 24°C (75°F) and the coldest is January at 10°C (50°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 in February. The wettest month is November with an average of 90mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 25°C (77°F).
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