Practical Information in Olbia

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Olbia is a town located in the northeast of Sardinia, Italy. The town is the main economic hub for this part of the island and since it was founded it has remained a very important port.

Getting to Olbia

Olbia is served by the Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport and you can fly in from Rome on one of the flights to Olbia. There are several low cost airlines that operate daily flights to Olbia from Rome and other places. Olbia also has a port and you can get to the town by taking a ferry or cruise ship from Naples and Civitavecchia.


Olbia offers its visitors a wide range of accommodations like hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, B&Bs and much more. The town caters for travelers with different budgets, from the low budget to the ultra high budget, there is something for everyone. There are several hotels you can choose to stay at in Olbia. Accommodations range from 5 Star hotels to locally operated guesthouses. You can stay in any of hotels in the town center which will make it easier for you if you are on a business trip. Stay at one of the hotels near the beach to really enjoy the beauty of Olbia.

Banks & ATMs

Euros are used in Olbia and there are several local banks and ATMs where you can change your money into Euros. It is advisable to change your money only at the banks or registered money changers. When you arrive in Olbia you can go to the money changers at the airport and at the port to change money.

When to Visit

The best time to visit Olbia is in February, September and December. If you would like to enjoy the summer, you can plan to visit Olbia anytime from May to October when the temperature will be between 20°C and 30°C. During the winter months the climate is cold about 8°C to 6°C.


Olbia has many restaurants that provide excellent food. You can eat at any of the several restaurants in the town center or at the restaurants along the beaches. Being a coastal town, Olbia is popular for its seafood. There are many street vendors that offer a variety of food which is not expensive. While visiting Olbia remember to try out its special Pasta, a visit to the town will be incomplete without its eating its famous Pasta.

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