About Sardinia - Sardinia
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and is formed by a series of mountainous massifs, hills and narrow highlands. An island with diverse landscape from soft sandy beaches lined with dense pinewoods to sharp cliff tops, lonely bays, and hidden creeks and grottos overlooking emerald green pools, it is hard not to find one self taking part in the beach life that is part of everyday living.
The mountainous terrain is punctuated with wide green valleys, all covered by scrub and grassy land, including mixes of myrtle, serpillo, India figs and dwarf oak trees. The coasts are jagged and rocky, interspersed with marvellous beaches of very fine sand and countless inlets.
The seaside landscapes, especially on the Costa Smeralda, are among the most beautiful in the world. Numerous small, enchanting inlets are scattered in front of the coasts.
HOW TO GET THERE
Discount airlines Ryanair and EasyJet both fly to Sardinia. Fly discount carrier TUIfly.com from Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne. To reach the Costa Smeralda look for flights to Olbia Airport from London Gatwick, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bristol airport. Flights to Alghero (northern Sardinia), including discount carrier Ryanair, can be found from a variety of UK airports including London Gatwick, London Stansted and the East Midlands.
Cagliari on Sardinia’s southern coast has a small range of scheduled and charter flights, but is not yet as well established as Alghero on the other side of Sardinia. Look for flights from London Gatwick by British Airways, and from London Stansted by Easyjet. During the summer high season charter flights are available.
Sardinia enjoys a warm all-year round climate. Summer temperatures average 21-24°C (70-76 °F) and in the winter, daytime temperatures do not drop below 14 °C (57 °F).