We say the word ‘Sardinia’ and suddenly the images of incredible beaches just as beautiful as the farthest exotic destinations appear before our eyes. Sardinia’s natural heritage, the land, its sea, as well as the many species that inhabit the island, is one of the richest and more diverse in Europe. Visiting the whole of Sardinia during one holiday is impossible. But you can certainly chose specific itineraries to explore what is universally recognized as one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean sea one path at a time.
The following infographic highlights five of the most representative areas of the rich natural heritage of Sardinia, from North to South. Here is a short list of the most beautiful attractions in terms of flora and fauna.
- Let’s start with the famous Asinara National Park, where you will find some of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia, including Cala dell’Arena and Cala Sabina.
- Then comes Gallura, an area offering historic heritage, panoramic views and stunning beaches overlooking the amazing Strait of Bonifacio.
- Going eastwards, you will find Gorropu Gorge, surrounded by the Gennargentu mountains, better known as the Grand Canyon of Sardinia, and which is the result of incessant erosions by the Flumineddu river. This area, which is home to rare species of local flora and fauna, gives you a taste of the wildest Sardinia.
- And now Mariolu Bay (Ogliastra), one of the most popular beaches in the central-eastern part of the island, with crystal clear waters. This beach is also known for offering a colourful landscape, as it is made of pink sand grains mixed with tiny white pebbles.
- Finally, in the province of Cagliari we find Sulcis Natural Park and Sulcis, a subregion of Sardinia, where you can enjoy interesting guided tours suitable for the whole family.
Where will you depart from to get to this island? Choose the itinerary and book your ferry to Sardinia sailing to the nearest port to your destination!