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It’s not only a picturesque southern town, but also a port. It’s particularly Palau is a starting point of voyage to La Maddalena archipelago. Palau means rocks of incredible shape and forms, tender sea, which color ranges from turquoise to green tone, vivid Mediterranean verdure, fragrances of herbs.

You can’t visit Palau without seeing famous Bear’s Rock. Wind and time were the architects of this miracle of Sardinia –a huge bear, made of rocks overlooks the land of Sards and protects it against all miseries.

Besides the incredible cliffs on the territory of Palau is located one mysterious place, megalithic architectural ensemble Li Mizzani. The scientists don’t know exactly for what purposes the complex was used in ancient world. They suppose it was related to astrology and ancient rites dedicated to transition of human soul to other worlds.

On the legends, these were exactly the same coasts which have charmed Odysseus. Gomer in his Odyssey left a description of these gorgeous coasts, which still captivate the travelers.

Basic facts

PROVINCE OF Olbia-Tempio
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION North-eastern coast of Sardinia, 300 km from Cagliari, 40 km from Olbia, 30 km from Porto Cervo

Public holidays and popular events

  • June 13

    Sant’Antonio di Monticano, holiday of saint patron the city

  • August 1–September 4

    Nottid’estate, concerts, shows, cabarets, folklore celebrations on the city’s streets

  • First Sunday of September

    Santa Maria delle Grazie, the city’s main religious holiday



  • Spiaggia de La Sciumara
  • Porto Raphael
  • Cala di Trana
  • Poltu Cuncatu
  • Porto Pollo

On peninsula Isola dei Gabbianiis located beach Portoliscia. This place is mecca for surfers in Sardinia

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