The island of Sardinia, like its brothers and sisters in the Mediterranean, is blessed with beautiful coastlines accessible from the Italian mainland. Olbia is the main port of tourism for the island and while the town is not quite as pretty as the area around it, it is filled with facilities and attractions that many other towns on the island do not have, including Internet cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. There are also plenty of small hotels and self-catering apartments to let, allowing you to take your time while enjoying the town and the island.
Sardinia was once colonised by the Phoenicians, Punics, Romans and Carthaginians, and the town quickly became rich and important due to its strategic position for trading purposes in the Mediterranean. Many of the sites in Olbia include some of the remains of its history, most of them open to the public. The old town walls, Roman baths, and Punic necropolis of Li Muri are just some of these ancient sites that interest young and old alike. The necropolis dates back to 3,000 BC and it is comprised of New-Neolithic graves that contain the remains of the ancient city’s more important people.