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Pick up the keys to your Avis hire car at Olbia Airport and drive the open road.
The chic town of Olbia incorporates Sardinia’s busiest port and provides the perfect base for exploring Costa Smeralda’s stunning coastline.
From the airport, you’re just a 10-minute drive from Olbia – a stylish resort with excellent beaches and the attractive Piazza Regina Margherita central square.
The old town is a maze of delightful cobbled streets, lined with restaurants and cafes with outside seating inviting you to sit and watch the world go by.
Olbia’s top attraction is the Basilica di San Simplicio – a medieval Pisan-Romanesque church. This impressive granite building is definitely worth exploring. Look out for the two 13th century frescoes.
Head to the waterfront to find the National Archaeological Museum. The largest museum in Olbia, it houses a variety of exhibits and artefacts dating back to Roman times. It also hosts a number of concerts and grand openings throughout the year.
Corso Umberto is the main shopping street, where a selection of shops, restaurants and cafes can be found. After 7pm the area is closed off to traffic.
From the airport it’s only a 30-minute drive to some of Costa Smeralda’s most stunning beaches, including Capriccioli, Spiaggia del Principe and Liscia Ruja. All offer startlingly blue water and impeccably white sand.
Explore Olbia and beyond with ease from the comfort of your Avis rental car.
Costa Smeralda is a popular coastal destination in northern Sardinia. Boasting a wealth of beaches, bustling seaside towns and archaeological sites, there’s plenty of scope for both relaxation and exploration.
History buffs should visit the Nuragic sites near Arzachena. Just 30 minutes north of the airport, unearth a collection of fascinating prehistoric monuments, including a number of ‘Giants Tombs’ and nuraghi – the mysterious stone towers dotted around the area.
Grotta di Nettuno and Alghero
Just under a two-hour drive from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (via the SS597) is Grotta di Nettuno, or Neptune’s Grotto. These spectacular caves, discovered by local fishermen in the 18th century, feature an array of unusual stalactite formations enhanced by discreet lighting. The caves are situated just outside the beautiful medieval town of Alghero, also worth visiting. Highlights of Alghero include its historic old town, a number of medieval churches and the museum of sacred art (Museo Diocesano d’Arte Sacra).
Discover the diverse delights of Sardinia at your own pace by hiring your car at Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. From here, the road is yours.