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Be One With The Mediterranean Sea: Sardinia

Right in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sardinia is known as the place of serenity and an ultimate European paradise. And it’s no wonder, considering Sardinia’s sunny coasts, and white and sandy beaches. If you decided to spend your holiday in paradise, don’t forget to check out these very special places.

Maddalena Archipelago

The Maddalena Archipelago consists of 7 major islands. It is also a Unesco World heritage site since 1994. This amazing archipelago has beautifully clear, clean waters, and small beaches and coves only reachable by boat.

Murales of Orgosolo and Mamoiada Museum

For a dash of historic culture, visit Mamoiada and Orgosolo, two traditional Sardinian places located in a region called Barbagia, in te province of Nuoro, right in the heart of the island.

Orgosolo is home to about 150 breathtakingly beautiful and creative murals.

Mamoiada, on the other hand, is well-known for its traditional carnival masks, which even have a museum of their own.

Chia Beach

Immensely popular, the Chia beach bathes in amazingly transparent waters and warm sunny rays. When you get bored of just chilling on the beach and being mesmerized, you can check out the archaeological site of Nora. It is of punic origins and it’s considered the most ancient village of Sardinia.

Castelsardo

One of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Castelsardo is a medieval village full of that Mediterranean charm and warmth. Get on top of Doria Castle and feast your eyes on the exciting views over the gulf of Asinara.

Photo credit:    Roberto Cossu /Flickr

Photo credit: Roberto Cossu/Flickr

Su Gorroppu Gorge

Located in the region of Ogliastra (the south-eastern part of Sardinia), the Su Gorroppu gorge is not only the deepest canyon of the island but also one of the deepest in Europe. Breathe in the wildest nature of the island and walk the lands of centenaries. There’s a myth associated with this scenic place, and it says that there’s a magic piece of land there, and those who walk on it will have a long life.

Nuraghe of Barumini

Among 7.000 nuraghe spread all over the island, Nuraghe of Barumini is the most important and the most preserved one. It was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997 and it also goes by the name of Su Nuraxi.

The Neptune Caves

The Neptune Caves are the most popular caves of Sardinia, dedicated to the sea God. They can be found in Alghero, and they are both reachable by ferry boat and through a 600 steps staircase.

Bastion of Saint Remy,Cagliari

The Bastion of Saint Remy is one of the symbols of Cagliari. It’s located in the ancient district of Castello, in the very heart of the city. Be sure to see the view from the Umberto I terrace.