Passengers traveling by ferry to Olbia arrive at a city that used to be a little fishing village but has now grown to become Sardinia’s busiest ferry port!
The city of Olbia is in northeast Sardinia, Italy, however, isn't just an entry port. Situated in an excellent bay, the port, rail and air associations make it an exuberant city, however the shorelines, the action and commercial center likewise make it a flourishing spot that is lived in and delighted in by its inhabitants and in addition travelers.
Be that as it may, what is a flourishing spot with present-day contacts additionally holds treasures from its old past. Settlements dating to the Phoenicians and Carthaginians were found in vestiges and antiquities, some presently safeguarded in Olbia's National Archeology Museum. It was an imperative Roman port city, and stays of the Roman period can be seen at the remnants of the water channel and Roman showers. The Tomba dei Giganti dates to the bronze age, a monstrous megalithic landmark, while over the Gulf of Olbia you'll discover some Nuraghe scattered in the field, the old round abodes novel to Sardegna.
The Roman city was demolished by the Vandals at that point assumed control by the Byzantine domain and renamed Pausiana. The head isolated the island into four regulatory parts, Cagliari, Sassari, Nuoro e Oristano, which still compare to the characteristic scenes and societies, however, there are four more areas incorporated into current occasions. Olbia had its own saint and the congregation of San Simplicio is committed to this holy person who was murdered under Diocletian in 304. His devour day is praised on May 15 with serious services pursued by a road party, the Sagra delle cozze (mussels).
The core of Olbia is Piazza Regina Margherita, with its castles and walkway bistros to appreciate alongside Piazza Matteotti, delighted in by the city's hip set. Corso Umberto is the primary shopping road, fixed with boutiques and stores, eateries and bistros. Other than the zone's lovely shorelines, there are a lot of games to appreciate here, including horse riding, biking and climbing in the adjacent slopes, 4-wheel visits, and water sports like jumping, ocean kayaking and sailing. There are vessels that will take you to untainted islands of the Marine Protected Area or journey along the rough coastline.
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Olbia in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization so book in advance your ferry tickets to Olbia.
Ferry connections to Olbia
Below are some of the most popular itineraries from / to the port of Olbia:
Ferry Livorno Olbia: The Livorno Olbia ferry route connects Italy with Sardinia. The ferry crossing is available every day with duration around from 6 to 8 hours.
Ferry Olbia Civitavecchia: The Olbia Civitavecchia ferry crossing and vice versa Civitavecchia Olbia is the most popular. There are daily routes and the duration is approximately 8 hours.
Olbia ferry port
The port of Olbia is one of the most important in Sardinia. The port is located on the North East coast of the island and is the nearest port to reach Sardinia from Italy by ferry. The port has 9 piers and the area is called “Isola Bianca”.
The port of Olbia welcomes you with the largest maritime station of the island. There are two port gates; one next to the ferry pier and the other near to the car park. Passing through the entrance in front of the docks and going past the taxi stand, the departures area can be found, accessible for passengers only with a standard boarding card. Here there is a useful information and assistance desk which supplies any guidance on transport towards all the main centres of the island. On the right, there is a panoramic waiting lounge, a left luggage service that is open daily from 6 am to 12 pm and from 4 pm to 10 pm, a cash bank-desk (Banca Sanpaolo) as well as toilet facilities.
Olbia International Airport to Olbia Port
Upon arrival at the Olbia International Airport you can get to the Olbia Port easily by train, shuttle bus and taxi. See below your alternatives in further detail.
A bus departing from Aeroporto Olbia and arriving at Olbia Porto Ib. There are routes five times a day, and operate every day. The duration is approximately 8 minutes. In Olbia Airport Bus you will be able to find more information.
The taxi stand is just outside of the terminal in close proximity to the Arrivals hall. Please, visit Olbia Airport Taxis to organize your transportation.
Olbia City Center to Olbia Port
The Olbia port is not far from the city center. You can always grab a cab or use the Aspo bus no.9 which will lead you straight to the port. In the Olbia Tourist Website, you will find all the necessary information.
Holidays in Olbia
Olbia's important tourist sights include numerous points of interest. The town is located on the shore of a large bay, with a road separating the town from the port. Olbia's central core is based around Corso Umberto, a lively shop street leading uphill from the waterfront. At the top of a low hill, is Piazza Margherita, a kind of low-key hub of the city. Around the center there are several attractive narrow lanes lined with old stone buildings, and a few yards from Piazza Margherita, another attractive little square, Piazza Matteotti. Olbia in Sadinia, is also famous for very beautiful beaches, which are accessible both to the north and the south of the city. Your holidays in Olbia are definitely going to be memorable. Below you will find some attractions that are worth visiting:
- Museo Archeologico
- Chiesa di San Paolo
- Basilica minore di San Simplicio
- Santa Teresa Gallura
- Porto Istana, best beach near to Olbia
For hotels in Olbia you can have a huge variety of hotels, from the mid-range and Budget hotels to the most luxurious! The luxury hotels and resorts offer high quality facilities, relaxing spa treatments. Moreover there are hotels that offer luxury suites and villas surrounded by a range of wonderful gastronomic options, facilities and activities for children and families, as well as many other amenities. However, there are also very budget-friendly hotels, apartments with all-inclusive packages, bed and breakfast and Olbia airbnb.
We indicatively give you a list of Olbia hotels:
- Doubletree by Hilton Olbia
- Hotel luna lughente Olbia
- Mercure Olbia
- Hotel Mare Blue Olbia
- Hotel Pelican beach resort Olbia
- Hotel abbaruja Olbia