The island of Sant'Antioco

Cultural & Theme Tours in Cagliari

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The island of Sant'Antioco is home to the ruins of the oldest urban settlement in Sardinia, the Phoenician city of Sulky. We walk in the town of Sant'Antioco itself where the ancient settlement once stood; its colourful houses line along the small port where every day the fishermen sell their catch. The looks, the smiles and every little gesture of the local people could resemble those of the Phoenicians, of a place that still hides secrets. One of them is the tradition of the byssus, the renowned golden brown marine natural filaments that are still spun and woven today to get fine embroidery. We stroll along the coast on beautiful beaches interspersed with rocky natural barriers where the waves of the turquoise sea break. And we finally reach Calasetta, a small town of white houses nestled in juniper woods and vineyards that stretch all the way to the coast in front of the Faro di Mangiabarche, a working lighthouse that still guides sailors to safety.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: CalasettaWalk through the town of Calasetta, with its low houses overlooking the seaDuration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Byssus Museum entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Calasetta

What’s not included

  • Lunch - Lunch at the restaurant