DISCOVER
SARDINIA

The thousand shades of a crystal blue sea, the white sand and the Mediterranean maquis make Sardinia a unique island, which offers visitors and its inhabitants breathtaking views.

Mercure Olbia is located in the north-eastern coast, in the center of the city of Olbia, ideal starting point for holidays in Costa Smeralda and its surroundings. Its strategic position allows you to easily reach the main attractions and the most beautiful beaches of Northern Sardinia.

The most beautiful beaches of Sardinia near us

Among the most beautiful beaches near us we recommend the long coast of Pittulongu in the shape of a half moon that is 7 km from Olbia and the recreational beach of Porto Istana 13 km from Olbia, consisting of four beautiful coves. These two beaches are easily reachable through the transport services of Olbia.

San Teodoro

Going south we head towards San Teodoro, where we meet the famous beach of Cala Brandinchi, also known as Little Tahiti, characterized by a long and narrow strip of white sand and olive trees overlooking the transparent sea. Next to it there is the beach of Lu Impostu, which is part of the same protected area and surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation. Inside the town of San Teodoro, we can access the famous beach La Cinta, 5 km of beach, very popular throughout the year. In the area of Capo Coda Cavallo we remember the charming beach of Punta Est, well protected from the wind.

Golfo Aranci

Along the scenic road north-east of Olbia, we find ourselves in the area of Golfo Aranci with the beautiful beaches of Cala Sos Aranzos and Cala Moresca, consisting of small coves that represent the paradise for lovers of scuba diving. The famous beach of Cala Sabina is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Gallura, reachable by train or by car from Olbia. The White Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach, largely free, with a unique panorama.

Porto Rotondo

Between Golfo Aranci and Porto Rotondo we come across the beach of Marinella, remained untouched and rich in vegetation, with many paths leading to the beach, ideal for families. Another very famous beach of Porto Rotondo is the beach of Punta Lepre, located in the center of the marina, a landmark for visitors and residents. The most frequented beach of Porto Rotondo, however, is the Ira beach, one of the few remaining completely free, with 25 m of white sand and transparent waters. On the opposite side there is the beach of Contro Ira, from the particular gray ochre sand, with parking just a few meters from the beach, with the possibility of renting deck chairs and umbrellas, as well as canoes for a trip along the coast.

Visit
Olbia

Historic Center

A short walk from the Mercure Olbia (10/15 minutes walk), is the historic center of Olbia, teeming with shops, restaurants and clubs. The streets still retain the ancient Roman plant and you can see the church of San Paolo Apostolo, with its spectacular dome covered with polychrome majolica. Continue walking along Corso Umberto until you reach the modern promenade, renovated in 2021 with benches, green spaces and games for children.

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Olbia illustrates the history of the “happy” city, so called by the Greeks, the only city inhabited by this people. Most of the historical and archaeological finds are related to the Phoenician, Punic and Roman phases of the urban and port area. The Museum is located on the island in front of the port and the large windows allow the light to illuminate the finds and offer a spectacular view of the gulf.

Basilica of San Simplicio

The Basilica of San Simplicio is the most important and religious monument of North-eastern Sardinia. Almost entirely built in granite, it is dedicated to the patron saint of Olbia, San Simplicio, which the olbiesi celebrate every year on May 15. The church is just a few minutes from the hotel and the old town, and can be reached on foot.

Nuraghi

One of the most famous monuments of the nuragic culture is the Sa Testa well, which belongs to a granite complex also composed of a courtyard and a vestibule. The well can be reached in 10 minutes by car.

On the hill of Cabu Abbas, to the North of Olbia, is located the fortress of Riu Mulinu or Cabu Abbas, where archaeologists have found the statuette of a water carrier, which allowed to date the nuraghe to the century and identify it as a place linked to the sacred rituals of the cult of water.

Fausto Noce Park

In the center of Olbia, there is the green lung of the city, the Fausto Noce Park. A space of 18 hectares of greeneryfully equipped with benches, playground, sports paths, an amphitheater and a bocciophil, decorated with fountains, plants and flowers. Sports lovers will be pleasantly surprised by the presence of fields for playing tennis, football, volleyball and baseball.