Holiday House in Sardinia


Chia is located in the southernmost tip of Sardinia, one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean sea.

Only a 45 minute drive away from the Cagliari airport and harbour, the area is characterised by hectares of wild vegetation, rocky headlands and silvery white sand dune beaches lapped by the brilliant green, crystal clear Mediterranean sea.

Breathtaking views are the norm, from the renown Capo Spartivento lighthouse to the sea shoals and reefs that are a diver's idea of paradise. The Chia district is famous for its remarkable windsurfing, kite surfing and wave surfing conditions that are unique to the area.

To the east of Villa Myrtos, an ancient Roman road built along the sloping cliffs leads to the coastline beyond. History lovers will find that it only takes a 15 minute drive to reach Pula and the archaeological sites in Nora, originally founded by the Phoenicians and then restored by the Carthaginians and Romans. In Nora there is a thermal bath complex and original mosaic floors to admire, whilst the enchanting Roman theatre dating back to the second century AC still hosts plays and events under the stars, as well as poetry reading events such as the famous "Notte dei Poeti" (Night of the Poets) normally held in July.

To the west of the property, a relaxing drive along the panoramic coastline road leads you onto the island of Sant'Antioco and the neighbouring island of San Pietro. Colonised by Ligurian-speaking people two centuries ago, most of the population here has retained a variant of the Genoese dialect. The local cuisine, one of Sardinia's best, is still deeply-rooted in Ligurian and North African culinary and wine making traditions.

Further westward on the island you have the Sulcis Peninsula and the beautiful Costa Verde (Green Coast) shores with long stretches of unspoilt beaches and sand dunes of up to 50 meters high, bordered by cliffs housing abandoned coal mine galleries. Make sure you don't miss the views at sunset from here!

For those of you that love the city lights and shopping sprees, the nearby city of Cagliari (the capital of the island) is not only the ideal outing for history lovers but also offers plenty of shopping opportunities including a chance to purchase some local handicrafts. There are also restaurants and local eateries serving up exquisite local delicacies and a night life buzzing with festivals and events especially in the summer months.

Villa Myrtos - Chia, Domus de Maria (CA) -