Cheap flights to Sardinia

The second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is an autonomous region of Italy. The phrase 'best of both worlds' might sound like a cliché, but Sardinia can be considered its personification. This Mediterranean island located between Balearic Sea and Tyrrhenian Sea has such a rich mountainous topography surrounded by a beautiful coastline. Towns displaying its traditional heritage can be found here, making it a prime destination in Europe. Almost every traveller who wants to experience the Italian countryside away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland can enjoy themselves here. Sardinia’s capital and largest city is Cagliari. The region is also divided into eight provinces.

What to see & do

Travellers on a relaxing getaway will have fun in Sardinia, especially if one starts with walking barefoot on the beach. This can be a refreshing experience, especially when admiring the white sand and the clear water. Some of the loveliest beaches here can be found by the Budelli Island. Rosa Beach is a spot well known for its pink corals and shells, which can delight beachgoers. The Gulf of Oresei is also worth a visit due to more white-sand beaches and rugged landscapes. From there, a jaunt to La Pelosa Beach can also be squeezed in with a climb up the tower there. It is one of the oldest structures in the island, which harks back to the time when the island belonged to the Spanish monarchy.

Another way to appreciate the beauty of the island is to hike around the plains and mountain ranges. One of the destinations should be the Gola Su Gorropu, where one will see limestone slopes and rocky peaks. Those going for extreme adventures can go mountain climbing by the cliffs and rest by the mouth of the caves there. A tough site to try is Hotel Supramonte with a height measuring around 400 metres. For those looking for easier hikes, a stroll in Cala Goloritze can be one of the highlights in the trip. It goes by the bay of Cala Goloritze near the Gulf of Oresei. The views going here are magnificent as one can stop just to gaze at the sea and the steep limestone cliffs.

Once tourists finish marvelling at the natural beauty of Sardinia, a look at the cultural landmarks is in order. The Su Nuraxi di Barumini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a destination not to miss. Traces of the Nuraghi civilisation can be found here with the complex having circular defensive towers with corbel-vaulted internal chambers. From here, one can visit Caprera, another place to look forward to. Tourists will find here the house and memorial museum of Giuseppe Garibaldi, a celebrated Italian hero.

How to get around within Sardinia

Travellers will find it relatively easy to navigate around Sardinia with public transport. One can take the bus which plies the routes throughout the island. The Trenitalia also provides comfortable train service, where tourists can enjoy the beautiful sceneries.

Car rental services can also be found on the island, which makes it delightful for those who just want to explore Sardinia from behind the wheel. Limited information can be found for taxis, on the other hand, which makes it important for tourists to consider other options for their transport needs.

How to get there

Travellers will most likely land on Alghero-Fertilia Airport, although some might either come from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport or Cagliari Elmas Airport during peak travel periods, when seasonal flights are on the rise. Many domestic and international airlines serve at all three airports, which make the commute to Sardinia a convenient experience.

Flights to Sardinia

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