Welcome to Olbia
Olbia is the gateway to the beautiful pearly white beaches of the northeast coast and the glittering Costa Smeralda. It’s where jetsetters, film setters and the ‘glitterati’ arrive to indulge in la dolce vita Sardinian-style. Despite its Greek name meaning ‘happy,’ Olbia’s origins were Phoenician before the town became a Roman trading post. Once a little fishing village, it has grown to become Sardinia’s busiest ferry port, complete with an international airport. The countryside is cloaked in aromatic wild herbs – the macchia – and the sea all around sparkles in every hue of electric blue.
Population of Olbia-Tempio Province 154,000
|Currency||1 Euro = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Generally 09.00 – 13.00 & 16.00 – 20.00, closed on Sundays. In summer many touristy area shops are open until 23.00. Banks usually open 08.30 – 13.30 & 15.00 – 16.30, sometimes 14.45-15.45, Monday-Friday.|
|Newspapers||L’Unione Sarda and La Nuova Sardegna are the island’s two major newspapers.
Listings are available from tourist information offices.
|Emergency numbers||Any emergency service: 113
Police (Carabinieri or Polizia): 112
Fire: 115 (or 113)
Ambulance: 118 (or 113)
|Tourist information||Azienda Autonoma Soggiorno e Turismo
Address: Via Nanni, Olbia
Tel: +39 0789 21453 / +39 0789 557601