Cala Gonone

Cala Gonone is the sea resort of Dorgali, in the province of Nuoro, on the Sardinian Eastern coast, only 100 km south from Olbia (port/airport).
A pearl situated along the Gulf of Orosei. It’ s the ideal destination for those who want to enjoy the crystal clear sea and relax in the sun lying on some of the most beautiful beaches of the Island and for those who want to discover the most authentic part of Sardinia with its natural and cultural beauties and discover the wonderful, unique and delicious Sardinian dishes.
Cala Gonone is also really interesting for those who want to get to know and discover local traditions, that are still alive in town.
Active holiday lovers won’t get bored: snorkeling, climbing, kayaking, trekking are only some of the activities that the territory may offer you.


It’s incredibile how such an inaccessible coast is so rich with small coves and bays which are quite easily reachable on foot, by car and by boot.
The coast is steep, with hanging cliffs reaching down to the sea, pinnacles and rock towers, interrupted by some small and gorgeous coves.
Cala Luna, Cala Mariolu, Cala Goloritzè are the most known ones while Cala Fuili, Cala Osala and Cala Cartoe are example of a wild and still unspoilt nature.

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To visit

Sardinia is an Island known not only for its beautiful coasts and wonderful sea but also known to be the cradle of a unique civilization: the Nuragic one, about 1800 BC to 456 AD. The territory of Dorgali and Cala Gonone offer unique examples of this civilization such as the archeological villages of Tiscali, Nuraghe Mannu, Serra Orrios and the Thomes Giants’ Tomb.
Not to be forgotten the many examples of Domus de Janas.

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A community with a strong cultural identity that is well shown in its language, Regional traditions and typical products. The artisans from Dorgali are famous for their abilities and their products: home made leather products, gold jewels, wood and linen textiles, pottery, culinary delicacies such as typical pastries or the carasau and moddizzosu bread.

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Sea and mountain: a perfect bond that makes Cala Gonone the perfect choice to enjoy your holiday combining unique moments of relax to a lot of outdoor activities.
Scuba diving and snorkeling to the relicts and in the caves , a lot of climbing, kayaking on the sea or on the lake, trekking through the Gorropu Canyon, the deepest Canyon in Europe, are only some of the outdoor activities you could do to make your holiday unforgettable.
Visit the Acquarium of Cala Gonone, the Bue Marino and the Ispinigoli caves, the traditions and archeological museums are some other possible activities to do.

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Nuragic civilization

It is estimated that there are around 8000 nuraghi all over the island, with a density of one nuraghe every 3 kms! We do not know if they were the residences, places of worship or fortresses, but around the most impressive nuraghi you will often find the basal parts of the huts of the villages.

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