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Highlights in Olbia
- Sea views
- Historical wonders
- Outstanding eateries, Beach town
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Your holiday in Olbia combines the best of nature with the deft touch of human artistry. Consider holiday lettings overlooking the sparkling, turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city is built on the hills gently sloping down towards a protective bay, so holiday rentals have amazing views yet immediate access to the city’s treasures. Choose a holiday letting near the city port for the vibrant, modern town attractions, or further back up the hill to be surrounded by history and architectural beauty. Olbia: The gem of Sardinia.Delightful Sardinian style holiday lettings
Olbia’s holiday lettings are in the traditional Sardinian style, white walls and red tiled roofs, perfect for reflecting the warm sunshine to provide a cool refuge from the electric rays of the midday sun. Many holiday lettings have their own swimming pool with crystal clear water to dip in and relax. Look out for holiday lettings with terraces which offer you truly fabulous views across the bay of Olbia, or back into the hills and countryside of Sardinia. Truly spectacular, whichever you are lucky enough to enjoy!
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The area and getting around
Olbia is to be found in the northeast of Sardinia, right in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea. While popular with tourists, Olbia retains a vibrant Italian city, keeping its Italian identity far more than some more commonly visited destinations, and also allows for easy exploration of the island. In the centre of Olbia is the Piazza Regina Margherita, and Piazza Matteotti. These are the seriously upmarket areas of the city, where you can enjoy ancient buildings and stunning architecture.Discover the delights of Olbia
Olbia draws Italians and foreign tourists from all over the world for its watersports, shopping, dining and dazzling beaches. Stroll through the pretty streets of Olbia and take in a relaxing coffee in one of the many stylish cafes, then stroll along the sidewalks of the main shopping area – Corso Umberto – for fine shopping and fantastic Italian dining. Whatever makes a holiday wonderful for you, you’ll find in Olbia.
Travellers and activities
Olbia’s beach is an absolute delight. White gold sands slope oh-so-gently into transparent blue water, allowing even the most nervous of sea swimmer to enjoy the gentle ocean, and spot the aquatic delights in the water. Snorkelling and diving in Olbia is outstanding, as the protected bay of Olbia ensures a safe and calm sea, and the surrounding rocks support myriad sea life. The clarity of the water means that visibility is some of the best in the world!Olbia for history buffs
Ancient history comes to life in Olbia. Evidence from Phoenicians and Carthaginians have been found in Olbia, and the Romans had a strong foothold here, with Olia’s port being important for access to Sardinia. Remains of Roman baths, aqueducts and other installations are still clearly visible in parts of the city, as well as in the Olbia National Archaeology Museum. Although the Roman settlements were destroyed by the Vandals, the area was taken over by the Byzantine Empire. Wherever you go within the city of Olbia you’ll see evidence of ancient and more recent history, hand in hand with more modern, very beautiful architecture.
Olbia means “Happiness” in Greek, which is unsurprising as it’s such a joy to visit!
Top 5 travel tips in Olbia
The safe waters of Olbia are perfect for watersports, and an ideal spot to try something new. Consider options such as kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and windsurfing and see the city from a unique point of view.2. Shop ‘til you drop in the hip streets around Corso Umberto
Pretty Italian boutiques invite you to try their classic Italian fashion with offerings of shoes, clothing and jewellery. If you’re looking to take a gift home for someone special, or to treat yourself, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect present in this attractive part of town.3. Visit the beautiful Basilica di San Simplicio
This 11th Century church will delight lovers of medieval architecture. Don’t forget to dress with your arms and legs covered out of respect for the religious order.4. See the spectacular La Maddalena Marine Park
La Maddalena Marine Park covers around 12,000 hectares and 180 kilometres of coastline along the north east area of Sardinia. Unspoilt and protected, the park offers a view of Sardinia that has not changed for tens of thousands of years.5. Marvel at the Giants’ grave of Su Mont’e s’Abe
This extraordinary rock formation is actually manmade, dating several thousand years BC. It is an ancient burial site, well worth the walk to reach it, not only because it is an incredible piece of ancient stone building, but also because of the wonderful views across Sardinia that you can enjoy from the location.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Olbia
With an average price of £117.02 per night, Olbia lies at the upper end of the price range for holiday rentals in Italy.
If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Olbia are February (£82.28 per night for accommodation, on average), January (£82.76), and March (£88.42).
Following the data observed in 2020, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of August (£178.65), July (£153.96), and June (£136.18).
It's better to book sooner than later in Olbia as only 45% of the properties remain free, following the data observed in 2020.
In 2019, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in Olbia were May, June, and April with average availabilities of 61%, 56.5% and 54.5%, respectively.
According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Olbia are, in order, August (with 23.2% of available rentals), December (36.5%), and March (37.75%).
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