Sardinia the little continent

Sardinia Sardinia has a lot of names: one of them is Ichnousa, sole of a shoe, this was the name the old greeks gave the island because of its shape. According a myth, God had forgotten Sardinia when he created the world. Only when the angels call attention, that the island was naked and uninhabited, God repaired: gorgeous mountains with caves and grotto, forests, steer clips in front of the sea and miles of long of sandy and beautiful beaches, turquoise sea water and deserts with impressive dunes. Because of its varied vegetation, biodiversity and landscape Sardinia is also called the little continent.

Sardinia is after Sicily the second largest island of the Mediterranean with a superficial of 24,000 square kilometer with a length of 270 kilometers and an amplitude of 145 kilometers. The inhabitants are about 1,6 Millions and concentrated mainly in the provincial capitals like Cagliari, Nuoro, Oristano, Sassari and Obia.

Weather

In general the vacation island Sardinia enjoys a mild climate with average air temperatures of 17 degrees. Autumn and spring are very pleasant and ideal for exploration trips of the unspoilt island. In summer the air temperature can reach 40 degrees in the shade and the average water-temperature is about 23 degrees. The coldest months are December and January with approx. 7 degrees and the possibility of rainy periods. In the central areas of the island the temperature can reach below freezing point because of the altitude of the terrain. In Gennargentu's mountains in the coldest periods snow is common, in fact at Fonni there is the island’s only ski resort.

The wind climatology of Sardinia is dominated by the mistral, a fresh and usually dry sea breeze, blowing throughout the year but most frequently in winter and spring.

sardinien mehrSardinia – more than sea

Sardinia is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, inviting coves and its clear and multicolored sea water, where swimming and diving is a real delight. But Sardinia is more, featuring rugged landscapes with canyons and caves in the hinterland, wide deserts with high sandy dunes especially on the southwest coast, the fascinating prehistoric nuragic culture with its impressive stone-build monuments and towers and the ruins of Punic, Roman and Phoenician towns like Tharros and Nora and last but not least the generous hospitality and cordiality of the people makes a visit worth also in spring, autumn and winter.


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