Olbia & surroundings

Olbia: from the historical centre to the beaches

Located in the north-east of Sardinia, Olbia is for many the first port of call on the island.

This city of about 60,000 inhabitants, in continuous expansion, is located on the edge of a beautiful natural fjord and offers many possibilities, both to culture lovers, thanks to its historic centre, and to those who want to enjoy fantastic beaches just 5 minutes away by car.

Rich in history

Don’t forget to visit the ancient Basilica of San Simplicio, the most important religious monument in north-eastern Sardinia, built at the end of the 11th century in Romanesque-Pisan style.
Outside the city there are archaeological areas of great interest such as the Sacred Well “Sa Testa” and the Tomb of the Giants of “Su Monte and S’Abe”, while within you should not miss a visit to the Archaeological Museum that offers a beautiful overview of the ancient prehistoric as well as Punic and Roman origins of the city.
Every 15th of May there is the feast of the Patron Saint San Simplicio, a very important event not only for the city but for the whole province, which every year schedules shows and concerts.

Rich in history Domus Olbia


Only 6 km away are the first beautiful white sandy beaches of Pittulongu and Porto Istana, lapped by a crystal clear, shallow sea, which are also ideal for children.
Or, the beautiful wild beach of Tavolara Island, in the Protected Marine Area of the same name, which can be reached by boat from the small port of Porto San Paolo, just 20 minutes by car. In addition, in a few minutes, you can reach places such as Porto Rotondo, Golfo Aranci and Baja Sardinia.

Beaches Domus Olbia