The Greeks called Olbia “the happy city”. It is not only the entrance to the Costa Smeralda, it is a lively city that has learned to maintain its past while opening up to innovation.
It is the Sardinia of the sea and so much more. Far from the tourist port, the shimmering boats and the boisterous voices on the piers, we can also wander around the old town centre made up of narrow cobblestone paths and elegant piazzas. There are also trendy shopping areas and an animated night life along the boulevards of Corso Umberto and Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the piazzas carrying the names of Queen Margherita of Savoy and Giacomo Matteotti.
Olbia is filled with churches and its magical atmosphere holds a Moorish charm. The colourful Church of Saint Paul was built upon a former temple dedicated to Hercules.