The historical old town of Olbia is excellent for shopping with over 100 boutique stores and superb summertime night markets selling a whole array of arts and crafts; perfect for holiday souvenirs. Pretty by day too, there is a great choice of restaurants and bars, with larger sized retail stores located on the outskirts of Olbia.
Whilst on holiday in Olbia don’t forget to go to Porto Rotondo. Just 18 km north east of Olbia, Porto Rotondo is a beautiful location from which to experience much of Sardinia’s culture, shopping and scenery. The protected marina of Tavolara is close by and beachcombing is superb.
Life’s a Beach
If you are searching for an endless choice of beaches, then Olbia is the perfect base. Hire a car or take a bus to explore Olbia Commune’s beaches which include long stretches of fine white sand, hidden coves of shingle and little bays of golden sand. There is an endless choice of beaches for all the family and beaches perfect for surfers and divers.
Olbia is a superb location from which to discover a fine selection of wonderful white sandy beaches. It is worth considering hiring a car or using the bus whilst on holiday in Olbia, simply to explore the wealth of beaches in and around the Costa Smeralda.
Four beaches combine to make one large stretch of white sand and rocky outcrops at Porto Istana which is located opposite Tavolara and offers superb conditions not only for families with small children but for water sport enthusiasts too. Head off the beaten track to Murta Maria and discover islets of white sand and shells; favourites with surfers.