Our main goal on the recent family travel to Sardinia was not oriented much in seeing all the major and best known Sardinia tourist attractions, but nevertheless, we still have seen and visited many of them. So, which Sardinia tourist attractions were the ones, which charmed us the most?
Best Sardinia tourist attractions
Beaches and bays
Sardinia, being an island, you really cannot avoid stopping at its beautiful beaches and bays. Some of them are better known than the others, but also the unknown ones are worth your attention and time. One of the most popular beaches is Spiaggia della Pelosa, which is beautiful indeed, but honestly told, we were blown away by the Cala Sissine and the remote bays on the Carbonara peninsula.
Traveling around Italy, you cannot ignore its food. Camping all around Sardinia, we prepared the food by ourselves, but for our last meal on Sardinia, we indulge ourselves with the real sea-food feast. There’s of course also delicious gelato, yummy pizza and inviting coffee, gourmet goat and sheep cheese, local beer… Oh no, Sardinia will not allowed you to be hungry nor thirsty.
Towns, cities and villages
If you are looking for picturesque and colorful places, Sardinia is the place to visit. We were happier when visiting smaller towns and villages like Bosa, Brunei, Lanusei, Castelsardo, but also bigger towns are something not to be missed – Alghero is known as the most beautiful town in Sardinia.
Sardinia is with no doubt best known for its numerous beaches, but stop – don’t be blind by them only and pay attention to its inner side of the island as well. There are lots of hiking trails, which leads you to waterfalls and fresh water pools. If you will be traveling to Sardinia during winter months, you will also be able to see beautiful pink flamingos in lagoons all over the island. One of best known lagoons for flamingos spotting is the salty lake Notteri, near Villasimius.
Keen on history? Sardinia has lots of ancient megalithic ruins all over the island, which were built by Nuragic civilization from 1900-730 B.C. It is still not clearly known what were these buildings for, but archeologists say they used them as tombs and temples. We visited Nuraghe Losa and loved it, so make sure not to miss one, when exploring Sardinia.
Kite-surfing is more and more popular and is slowly superseding wind-surfing. If you are always looking for good winds you will love the Punta Trettu on Sardinia – the real kite-surfing paradise.
There are two underground caves on Sardinia, which can be found on the list of best Sardinia tourist attractions – Grotte Bue Marino and Grotte di Nettuno. We have visited the Grotte di Nettuno, which was quite the walk – to reach it, we walked a scenic road, made out of more than 600 steps.
We also visited a little less known cave San Giovanni, through which once lead a road. If you are in vicinity, it is great to walk through it.
Every single country has its own festivals and it is no different in Italy. When traveling to Sardinia, check out if you might be witness to a local festival, which will definitely show you a part of its culture. We were lucky enough to visit a small local festival in a town of Pula.
No matter which Sardinia tourist attractions you decide to visit, you will definitely be amazed how diverse Sardinia is. We have visited a lot of different Sardinia tourist attractions, but luckily lots of them are still waiting to be explored – there’s always great to have an excuse to be back.