I was reading this awesome infographic recently which reminded me of the week that I spent in Sardinia a few years ago. I travel a great deal and occasionally locations do slip through the mind so it was a welcome reminder of the amazing week that I had on this beautiful Mediterranean Island. I absolutely love the Med, easily one of my favorite regions in Europe, if not the World and this little island offers the very best of it. If 2,000km of beautiful Mediterranean coastline, rugged mountains with hiking trails, tasty cuisine and great sights are your thing, then Sardinia is definitely for you and here is what you should see when you are there.
Santa Teresa Gallura is a must for anyone traveling to Sardinia, sat in the northern most area of the island, this jagged and high-altitude region is a great place to get active. Throughout the small fiords, jagged landscape and stunning coastline you can visit the beach, take hiking trails through the rocky Valley of the Moon and take in outstanding views of the Strait of Bonafacio from Capo Testa.
Asinara National Park
There are some islands which sat just outside Sardinia and Asinara, the place they call Devil’s Island, is the third largest and most beautiful. Some of the best beaches in Sardinia are on the coastline of Asinara and you won’t have to look long before you find one of its beautiful, secret coves. Also on the island you will find the native albino donkey wandering around as well as wide range of wildlife and marine life, it is for these reasons that the island was certified as a national park and just another reason why you should be heading to this beautiful island.
Sulcis Natural Park
To see the best in Sardinian nature and landscape, the Sulcis Natural Park is where you need to go. Sat in the southwest of the island this area of Sardinia has been inhabited for over 5,000 years and aside from its rich history, Sulcis has plenty for the tourist to explore. Dramatic red colored cliffs and transparent waters, along with forest regions and plenty of water activities thanks to its strong levels of wind is exactly what you will find in Surcis and you should definitely factor it into your visit to Sardinia.
There are many ferries to Sardinia which leave the Italian mainland from ports such as Genoa, Napoli, Livorno and Piombino. The ferries take around 8-10 hours and many offer overnight packages which mean that you can simply turn up, enjoy a glass of wine on the deck as you float across the Mediterranean Sea, have a snooze and then wake up in this beautiful island. There are also flights available to Sardinia but the ferry is well worth doing and a far more relaxed way to get to the island.