Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean just after Sicily. What you may not know is that Sardinia has smaller islands around it, some of which are inhabited. It also has others that are uninhabited and are natural, virgin and protected.
Let’s get to know some of the islands of Sardinia that you can visit.
Maddalena Archipelago – Sardinia
To the northwest of Sardinia is the archipelago of La Magdalena. This archipelago is home to the islands of La Maddalena, which is inhabited and can be explored by car. A beautiful city with the same name, elegant hotels and small boutiques are the delight of tourists.
Another of the islands that is part of the archipelago is Santo Stefano, but this island is known for hosting a NATO naval base. The way to visit it is arriving through a private boat.
Then there are the islands of Budelli and Spargi, both uninhabited so you can only admire their beauty from afar.
As for the islands of Spargiotto and Caprera, the first has the peculiarity of housing rare birds and the second wild goats. Caprera is the second largest island in the archipelago and with a more remote feel. You will find white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.
Asinara Island, Tavolara Island, Malu Entu Island, Cavoli Island
In the extreme northwest of Sardinia, we will find the island of Asinara, of 50 square km. Island totally protected and practically uninhabited. It is home to a population of wild albino donkeys. It can only be visited with guided tours to contemplate its wild surroundings.
Tavolara Island is made up of a NATO base and is restricted to military personnel. although there is a small extension that can be visited in the port area. It is known for being a favorite place for diving and for its beaches.
We have Malu Entu Island, a highly protected island. Totally uninhabited, it is home to sea turtles and also shipwrecks.
Finally, the island of Cavoli, which has an area of 43 hectares and is completely uninhabited, is one of the best places to dive in Sardinia.
Sulcis Archipelago – Sardinia
This Sardinian archipelago consists of 160 square kilometers and is located a short distance from the southern coast. Composed of only two islands, it has islets scattered everywhere.
Its islands are Sant’Antioco with a population of 12,000 inhabitants and highlight the town of Calasetta, a fishing village with an arch of white sand beach and a picturesque marina.