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The Italian island of Sardinia is located off the west coast of the nation's mainland and is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily. Sardinia has been inhabited since the stone age and has been ruled by many different nations and empires in the past, giving the island a varied history like no other. The island has a Mediterranean climate, making it a popular holiday destination!
One of the main reasons Sardinia is such a popular tourist destination is the islands' beaches. Sardinia has hundreds of miles of golden sand coastline, coupled with blue waters that would make tourists mistake Sardinia for an island in the Caribbean! Sardinia is an island of pure beauty, making it a hugely popular tourist destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts.
Sardinia is a large island full of different towns, cities and resorts each with their own unique atmosphere, monuments and attractions. It is suitable for families, couples and young groups of friends, with resorts to suit everyone.
Flights from Dublin operate to Cagliari twice a week with an estimated flight time of three hours and ten minutes. There are always great deals on holidays to Sardina from Dublin.
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Throughout the island you will find a varied nightlife scene. Weather you enjoy a relaxing drink in the evening or a night on the tiles, you will not struggle to find the perfect town offering you just that. Costa Smeralda is known as the nightlife hub of Sardina, so if you want a party holiday be sure to visit this seaside town.
Sardinia is famous for its seafood, Mediterranean, and of course Italian cuisine! With such a mix of tasty cuisines tourists are spoiled for dining options.
Many companies offer horseback tours of Sardinia, which is a great family activity for children and adults!
Sardinia has some of the best beaches in the world, so whether you like a busy or quiet seaside experience you can find it on this beautiful island. We recommend heading to the Gulf of Orosei for the best beach experience in all of Sardinia!
For the best shopping experience take a trip into the city of Sardina or Cagliari. Here, you will find outlets and shopping centres filled with high street and luxury designer brands.
The whole nation of Italy celebrates Ferragosto every year on the dates of the 14th and the 15th of August. If you are lucky enough to be in Sardinia during these dates, you will find beach parties, concerts, dance performances and fun festivities all over the island.
Sardina’s tourism season takes place during the summer months, when the island sees a lively atmosphere and temperatures average in the high twenties.
Euro is the currency used in Sardinia.
Sardinia is in the same time zone as Ireland.
Sardinia is well connected with public transport. However, if you wish to explore the entire island, we recommend availing of car hire as the island is quite large.