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The Geography of Sardinia
Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean has some of the dreamiest beaches you’ll find without stepping off European shores. The island looks deceptively small on a map, but once you get there it’s like a miniature continent, shaped by its own language and profound traditions. Predominantly a mountainous island, its coastline features steep cliffs along long, straight stretches of coast. Deep bays lie beneath imposing headlands whilst small inlets and offshore islands offer plenty of opportunity for exploration on a Sardinia yacht charter.
Perfect Climate Conditions for Sailing
Although the island benefits from the usual comfortable Mediterranean climate, Sardinia is subject to the cool, dry winds of the Mistral. A northwest wind that sweeps down into the Mediterranean from northern Europe the Mistral provides ideal conditions for those on a sailing yacht charter. The Costa Smeralda or Emerald Coast is the most visited coastal area in northern Sardinia and stretches for 55 km. White sandy beaches are a feature of the area, and exclusive golf clubs, bars, restaurants and shops are in abundance in this popular tourist destination.
Explore the Emerald Coast
The Costa Smeralda or Emerald Coast is the most visited coastal area in northern Sardinia and stretches for 55 km. White sandy beaches are a feature of the area, and exclusive golf clubs, bars, restaurants and shops are in abundance in this popular tourist destination.
The Sardinian Cup Sailing Regatta
The Maxi Rolex Cup sailing regatta is held off the Costa Smeralda each September and provides a fabulous view of these magnificent sailing yachts competing with each other in often unpredictable wind conditions.
History and heritage have shaped Sardinia for centuries. In each quaint hamlet throughout the island you will find scattered nuraghi, Bronze Age towers and settlements, tombe dei giganti ('giant's grave' tombs) and domus de janas ('fairy house' tombs) waiting to be discovered. Sardinia is also an island of eccentric festivals, from Barbagia’s carnival parade of eerie mamuthones, said to banish winter demons, to the death-defying S’Ardia horse race in Sedilo.