Sardinia Travel Guide For The Curious Traveler
So you’re thinking of traveling to Sardinia, you’ve come to the right place. My name is Jason, and I’ll be your virtual travel guide for Sardinia. From many years of living in and traveling around Sardinia, I have written many articles about this mysterious island.
On this website, I have assembled the most useful and interesting information about visiting Sardinia. You can find over 80 articles listed in the menu, covering a wide range of subjects and travel information based on my own experiences and research.
I hope that you find the articles informative, and that they provide an authentic insight into the incredible island to compel you to consider visiting Sardinia, the hidden gem of the Mediterranean.
Why Visit Sardinia?
- The island is home to the most beautiful beaches in Europe
- The weather is excellent: Sardinia is renowned for its 6-month summer
- Sardinia is a hidden gem; there is much to be explored
- Sardinia is rich in traditions and culture of ancient roots that have been handed down for generations to the present day
- The atmosphere on the island is timeless. It’s the perfect destination to unwind
- Sardinia has something for everyone, ancient sites, untouched beaches, elegant towns, rich culture, and expansive untouched nature
When To Go
The summers in Sardinia are long, and the winter is mild. Sardinia is a lovely place all year round, and every season has its attraction. There’s plenty to see and do throughout the year.
The island is fully prepared for tourists from May to September. During July and August, the hottest months, the island becomes full with holidaymakers.
During the summer months, the cost of accommodation, car rentals, and flights skyrockets. If you are visiting in the Summer, then I recommend booking well in advance.
From October to the end of April, you can stay in Sardinia reasonably cheaply. The island is very peaceful during this off-season, but there is plenty to explore and enjoy.
How To Get There
Being an island, Sardinia is only reachable by air or sea.
1. By Air – there are frequent connections from mainland Italy and Europe. Sardinia has three main airports, Cagliari Elmas Airport in the south, Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport in the north-east, and Alghero Fertilia Airport in the north-west.
The main budget airlines such as EasyJet, RyanAir & WizzAir, fly to Sardinia.
2. By Ferry – there are daily ferries often traveling through the night. You can take a ferry from Italy, France & Spain (including Tuscany, Genoa, Civitavecchia/Rome, Palermo, Naples, Barcelona and Marseille.)
Traveling by car is by far the best way to explore the Island and the most hassle-free option.
You can hire a car from the major touristic areas of Sardinia, major towns, and at each of the airports where internationally recognized car hire brands can be found . Renting a car can be expensive during the summer months and surprisingly economical during the off-season.
The public transport in Sardinia is good quality and very affordable but will limit the options of where and when you can travel.
The trains are slow but reliably connect the major cities of Sardinia. While the buses link all of the smaller towns and villages, some regions have less coverage, and the schedules can be unreliable. You can travel from the south to north of the Island (or vice versa) in under 3 hours by bus or train (cost: under €20.)
An Overview Of Accommodation
There are many different places to stay in Sardinia. The legendary beaches led to a boom in tourist facilities. There are hotels, resorts, B&Bs, apartments, camping sites, farm stays, and hostels right across the island.
Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts are more reasonable in Sardinia when compared to the Italian mainland. If you are planning a holiday in Sardinia during the summer months, book it well in advance, as Sardinia is a top spot for Italian holidaymakers during the school holidays.
If you decide to come to Sardinia outside of the peak summer months, you could save more than 50% on accommodation.
Furthermore, as a general rule the further inland you stay the more money you will save on accommodation. Yes, the beaches are famous, but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the stunning countryside too.
A Quick Introduction To Sardinia
The Island of Sardinia expresses its own unique identity. It is a part of Italy, sharing much of the same culture, but there is an old way of life that lives on.
You will find Sardinia in the Mediterranean sea, equidistant from the mainland of Italy and the north of Africa. Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily.
The beaches attract tourists from across Italy and Europe, most notably during July and August.
Sardinia is the hidden gem of the Mediterranean. Many aspects of this incredible island are overlooked.
I wish to share the authentic side of Sardinia with you so that you can make the most of your holiday here.