The city of Olbia is located in the northeast of Sardinia. Most tourists come to Sardinia via Olbia airport - the flight connections here are good. Also, the large ferry port provides one of the most important connections from or to the European mainland. Olbia is thus the gateway to the island for most visitors. About half an hour drive from Olbia are the first dream beaches of Sardinia - the location of the city is so cheap. Many visitors leave the place immediately to drive to other destinations. Olbia is definitely worth a visit. Very centrally located not far from the harbor and the airport is a beautiful downtown, where you can go shopping to your heart's content, eat an ice cream, visit one of the modern bars or even a nightclub. Of course there are also restaurants in the old town of Olbia. Modern it is here - with many boutiques and an extensive weekly market. And if you are after beach life, you do not have to go far.


Olbia: City Center, Port and Airport

Center of Olbia

The old town of Olbia can easily be entered by a pedestrian street. Lined with shops and modern boutiques as well as regional products or restaurants, cafes, bars and ice cream parlors you can go shopping here. Or just enjoy life and let your day pass by. Even an Apple store is located here - there is no wish to be left. The old city wall, a roman viaduct and an archaeological museum can also be seen in the immediate vicinity. The Romanesque Basilica of San Simplicio in Olbia is also worth a visit, and Villa Tamponi is worth seeing. If you like churches, you should also visit the Chiesa di San Paolo Apostolo. In the park Parco Fausto Noce there you will find a quiet and peaceful place and a playground. The tourist information in Via Dante Alighieri is also a central starting point for your journey around Sardinia.

Port and Airport in Olbia

The port in Olbia is big. Here you will see large ferries arriving or leaving - directly at the harbor you can also rent a car or a scooter. In the immediate vicinity of the port, there are no exciting places. Meanwhile, the airport is located in a much more interesting district. Here you will find the modern Olbia with numerous shops. The shopping center Auchan as well as other supermarkets are in direct proximity of the runways. From here, the holiday villages and towns of Sardinia are very well connected.


Large commercial areas can be found by driving towards Golfo Aranci. Furniture stores, DIY stores, supermarkets, garden centers and more are located here and emphasize the economic importance of Olbia. Very close to Olbia, you will find the beach of Pittulongu, which gives you an idea of the incredible blue of the ocean and offers beautiful views. The beach Lido del Sole is located in the immediate vicinity of Olbia. Southwest of Olbia is also a giant tomb and the Castle Castello di Pedres awaits your with a beautiful view of the surroundings.

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For your journey

How to get there? Check on Flights and airports or ferries to Sardinia. If you want to stay for a while, holiday homes or hotels information about camping and campsites as well as rental cars are a good read for you.

Places nearby

Not far from Olbia you will find a lot of opportunities for excursions and fantastic holiday destinations: Budoni, San Teodoro, Golfo Aranci are within a driving distance of about 30 minutes. Of course there are many more destinations nearby.