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|Olbia city centre|
|Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB): 2 mi from city centre|
Planning an Italian holiday? Catch cheap flights to Olbia, a jewel of a city on the gorgeous island of Sardinia in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Olbia has its own airport, Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) which welcomes flights operated by British Airways, EasyJet, Flybe, Jetairfly, Meridiana and others.
Summer is prime season to plan a holiday in Olbia. Most airlines only operate season flights to Olbia so demand is high and it's best to book your flights at least three months in advance to get the best flight fares for your trip.
Direct flights to Olbia take 2 hours 30 minutes from London.
Olbia is a great base for your trip in Sardinia. While the town has plenty of churches, monasteries and archaeological museums the main attraction to the region is without a doubt the beaches. Grab your swimsuit, let's go!
Costa Smeralda: Located just outside of Olbia are some of the island's most glamorous beaches. To reach the best beaches, it's essential to hire a car in Olbia. Swim by day and watch the super-yachts come in at night to Porto Cervo.
Snorkelling: The best snorkelling in the area is around the Della Maddalena archipelago. You can reach it via boat from Porto Palau. Join a tour or hire your own boat for the day.
San Simplicio Cathedral: If you're looking for historic sights in Olbio, try this 11th century church. It's Romanesque in style and is a beautiful place to escape the summer heat in the afternoon.
Find more information on Olbia Tourism.
Olbia and the surrounding Costa Smeralda is known for its high-class clients so many hotels can be upwards of £300/night. Booking in advance is key to finding a cheap hotel in Olbia during the summer tourist season.