The city of Olbia, called the “Happy City” by the Greeks, overlooks the enchanting Gulf of the same name enclosed by two islands, Molara and Tavolara. Olbia is well known for its airport which opens its doors to the nearby Costa Smeralda.
The territory offers visitors the opportunity to admire many interesting archaeological sites, for example the nuraghe “Riu Mulinu”, the tomb of the giants of Su Monte de S’Aba and the sacred well “Sa Testa”, the aqueduct, the baths, a Roman farm of “S’Imbalconadu”, the fortified sanctuary of Cabu Abbas, the sacred well located within the urban circle, in the courtyard of the so-called “Portico” and much more to admire in the Archaeological Museum.
An obligatory stop for tourists is the Basilica of San Simplicio, a construction dating back to the mid-eleventh century, with funerary objects, tombs, wall structures that are spread over 1700 years and can be visited under the Basilica. San Simplicio, patron saint of the city, is honored on May 15 with a majestic procession, with musical performances and the traditional Mussel Festival.
Much loved by tourists are the many equipped and unspoiled beaches in the south and north of Olbia. Beaches that offer transparent and crystalline waters, a sea where enthusiasts can go scuba diving to admire the underwater fauna and flora. Then there is the Padrongianus River Park, on the banks of the river of the same name, which offers the possibility of guided excursions by mountain bike and canoe.