Flights to Olbia

Discover Olbia, a hidden gem of Sardinia.

Beach, Cuisine, Culture, Night life

A small region of Sardinia, Olbia serves as a convenient town for those heading to the island of Sardinia. The town boasts a long and rich history with many cultural offerings.

Feature / Location

North eastern Port and airport town

Currency

Euro / Euro (€)

Weather

Mediterranean Climate / Best time to visit is between May and October

Time Zone

Central European Standard Time / GMT +1

Airports

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport

Activities

Dolphin Watching

Olbia, a beautiful and enriched town has a long and rich history, interesting museums and restaurants boasting good food. The town has a charming waterfront with superb sea views. The vibrant and lively piazzas with beautiful old buildings and churches connected with their lined streets of boutique shops, cafes and local life make a great place to wander and explore with many alleyways with their hidden treasures for you to find.

What Is Olbia Best Known For?

Olbia, is best known for being a hub town in north-eastern Sardinia making it a lively town with beautiful beaches and an ancient past.

  • Beach
  • Cuisine
  • Culture
  • Night life

Beach

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Saline Beach

A long beach with reddish coarse sand. The beach is very popular with surfers and those that enjoy sailing thanks to a strong backwash. The beach is nice to enjoy a stroll, admiring the beautiful coastline. Just outside of Olbia on the south coast.

Porto Istana Beach

Beautiful emerald waters backed by fine, white sand, split into small bays makeup Porto Istana Beach. One of the beaches is close to a small wooden deck and the others are separated by rocks but, all are easy to walk between at low tide. The shallow calm water is ideal for a cool dip or a swim and the beach is popular with families with children. The beach is also ideal for water sports including windsurfing, canoeing, jet ski, sailing and surfing to name a few. Thanks to the beautiful white sand it's also a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Salina Bamba Beach

One of the most stunning coastal areas of Capo Coda Cavallo. With beautiful shallow sandy waters and golden sand, the beach is backed by a saltwater pond, Salina Manna. The salt water is home to some interesting marine birds and gives you the chance to witness them in a natural habitat. Great for those with families or those not as confident thanks to the shallow waters.

Cuisine

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Malloreddus

A famous Sardinian pasta shaped dish made from semolina and saffron, the shape is not just for design but also to easily catch sauce and grated cheese that's poured over the pasta like shells.

Sea Urchins

Sea urchins are definitely not for the faint hearted as they don't exactly look edible however, never say never and there something to be tried at least once as they're very famous and popular across the island. They even have sea urchin festivals. An adventure in itself but, a must try and one to add to your Olbia to do list.

Sebadas

Sebadas is a Sardinian sweet with local flavours. The dessert is made by filling crispy deep fried pastry with pecorino cheese and dipping them in honey. They are a staple desert all over Sardinia and especially prepared around Easter and Christmas.

Culture

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Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio

San Simplicio, a quaint ancient Cathedral that was given the rank of Basilica Minore is a charming Romanesque building dating back to the 12th century. Only a small church but it really captivates the identity of Olbia and is worth a visit on your walks around the area.

Pozzo Sacro Sa Testa

Pozzo Sacro Sa Testa, (the sacred wells of Sa Testa) a beautiful fascinating mystery near Olbia airport. The holy well of Sa Testa is divided into 4 parts: a circular courtyard, an entrance hall, a staircase and a tholos room (false dome). For many years archaeologists and experts have examined the wells to try and understand why they were built the way they were however, nothing is certain. The wells appear to have been designed to represent the female sexual organs and show the entrance and exit of the afterlife. Built underground made of stone dating back to the bronze ages they were built to worship water. An interesting place to visit.

Night life

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Nightlife

Olbia nightlife is vibrant and offers something for everyone. In Costa Smeralda you will find the most popular three nightclubs of the area all in one place or for those looking for a more laid back atmosphere you will find dotted around the town, restaurants and cafes with a charming atmosphere, laid back bars serving wine and cocktails, or local live music bars in Olbia and just outside in Porto Cervo.

Weather in Olbia

Olbia weather has a Mediterranean climate. During May, June and October you will most likely experience pleasant weather with average temperatures between 68°F and 77°F, these are the best months for those who want to sightsee. The hottest months are July and August which appeal to those that worship the sun, sea and sunbathing. The winter months are mild however, rain is to be expected especially in January.

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Cities with direct flights to Olbia

Corendon Airlines connects you with direct flights to and from Olbia from Hannover, Dusseldorf and Nuremberg in Germany. Flights Direct to Olbia run during the summer months, twice a week Dusseldorf to Olbia and once a week Nuremberg to Olbia and Hannover to Olbia with Corendon Airlines. Olbia holidays are becoming increasingly popular and these great routes from Germany to Olbia give easy access to this Sardinia hidden gem.

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Cheap flight tickets to Olbia

Corendon Airlines offer cheap flight tickets to Olbia through the Corendon Airlines Olbia flight ticket deals page, on the website or mobile app. When planning your flight, we recommend ensuring you have enough time to fully enjoy this Unique city full of Baroque architecture both the city of Olbia and the island of Sardinia. Being flexible with your dates can assist you in securing the cheapest flight deals to Olbia. A tip when booking your flight ticket with Corendon Airlines to Olbia is to pre book your flight seats, inflight meal and extra kilos when booking your ticket to get the best prices for your additional services

Accommodation in Olbia

Olbia is a small town and generally used as a transit stop to the rest of Sardinia and usually people only stay for shorter periods of time therefore, you will generally find that the Olbia hotels are generally B & B hotels and guesthouses although star ratings vary from 2 - 4 star, there are a small selection of Boutique hotels with a few bigger spa type hotels available with some of the big chain names however, should your expectation be higher star boutique or spa hotels we would highly recommend booking in advance to secure your booking.

Airport and Transportation

Olbia Airport also known as Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is the second largest in Sardinia. A modern airport with one terminal that has 40 check in desks and 10 boarding gates. In October 2019 the Airport joined a group of 250 airports that have earned a ACI Carbon Accreditation Level 2 which means they are an Airport that aims at reduction and sustainable management of atmospheric emissions. The airport is located 5km from the city centre and hosts many facilities including shops, restaurants, cafes and VIP lounges.

Transport to the town is easy with three options of bus, taxi and car hire. There are two lines from the local ARST buses that cover the airport to Downton and takes just 17 minutes. Bus 2 runs from the airport to Poltu Quadu and then onto Capolinea Base and then Bus 10 runs from the airport to Poltu Quada. Between the 2 buses they serve Monday to Sunday between 07:30 and 20:00. For your convenience taxis are located outside of the terminal building and take only 10 minutes to reach downtown Olbia. Please ensure the taxi metre is switched on for your own peace of mind. The best and most independent way to reach your destination is by booking Olbia Airport car hire. This will allow you to reach your hotel with ease but, also give you the freedom of exploring the island at your own pace. It's highly recommended in the Peak season you book all car hire in advance to avoid disappointment. Remember when booking car hire in advance generally you secure lower prices.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Olbia

How long is the flight from Germany to Olbia?

The flights to Olbia from Germany take between 2hrs and 2hrs 10 minutes.

Is the flight to Olbia direct?

All Corendon Airlines flights are direct to their destination.

How long would you recommend staying in Olbia?

Olbia is a great place to stay for 3 or 4 days before exploring the rest of Sardinia.

Can I find cheap accommodation in Olbia?

Yes, you can find various low-cost options in B & B hotels however, to secure these low-cost options we recommend booking in advance.

Is it easy to explore the island from Olbia?

By hiring a car, you will find it's easy to explore Sardinia from Olbia.

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