With an impressive coastline of 1850 kilometres, Sardinia is famous for its beautiful beaches with countless bays, long stretches of white sand and beautiful rock formations.
After Sicily, Sardinia is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies halfway between Italy and the African coast and has some of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean coast. Alghero is also known as ‘little Barcelona’ because of its typical Catalan atmosphere. In the course of time, the island has been in the hands of seafaring nations, which is why it has its own culture and cuisine. A beautiful mix of Italian, Spanish, North African and Oriental influences.
The typical Italian seaside town of Castelsardo is made up of narrow alleyways and colourful houses, and is an ideal base for exploring Sardinia. It lies at the foot of a rocky outcrop on the north coast of Sardinia. Although Castelsardo is still a relatively unknown seaside town, it has many boutiques and dozens of restaurants. In the immediate vicinity you can find beautiful sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters. It’s also an ideal travel destination for families with young children, because the beaches gently slope and offer great snorkelling opportunities.
The coastline is still fairly undeveloped and Sardinia has no large cities. Besides the beach, the island offers a lot to discover. The inland is characterised by hilly grassland covered with rosemary, prickly pears and dwarf oaks.
From Maastricht Aachen Airport, you can fly to the airport of Alghero in the northwest of the island in about 2.5 hours.