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Vacation Apartment Porto Frailis / Arbatax
Bungalow for 4/6 prs. with garden and terraces, situated at 400 mtrs from the Perdu Moru beach. The house is provided with all necessary needs for a pleasant stay.
The living room is tastefully arranged.
You're welcome with a maximum of two adults and four children.
Otherwise with a maximum of four adults.
Porto Frailis is placed on the headland of Bellavista, and is surrounded by a natural scenery of bays and inlets which make it completely unique and fascinating.
Arbatax-Porto Frailis: This is the best well known town of the Ogliastra area, thanks partly to the presence of the commercial and tourist port and thanks also to its rather intriguing name: it derives from an Arabic word meaning 'fourteenth tower', for the Saracen tower which overlooks the seafront. Arbatax was born as a village of fishermen, many of whom came from the nearby island of Ponza, and it is from fishing that it earned its biggest fortunes, thanks to the significant variety of fish and crustaceans in the area.
Starting from the Rocce Rosse (Red Rocks), famous throughout the world for their particular colour of porphyry, then the splendid Cala Moresca, on the eastern side of the town, and continuing towards the Telis, the Bay of Portofrailis and San Gemiliano - now residential areas built up using some interesting architecture - it is possible to admire different colours and landscapes, all both striking and enchanting.
A pretty seaside village, Porto Frailis is part of the borough of Arbatax with a tourist port. Well-known as a seaside resort, it is rich in historical sites such as the mediaeval church in the centre of the village, and also for its natural beauty and fine bars and restaurants. It is a rather hilly territory and unites the uncontaminated seafront with its superb sandy and rocky beaches and hills and mountains ideal for trekking excursions.
The coast presents the highest rock faces of the Mediterranean and breathtaking coves, worth visiting at least once, such as Cala Goloritzè, Cala Sisine and Cala Mariolu, some reached via sea and some by land. The caves along the coastline both under and above the waterline are extremely rich in natural beauty. In the village there is a marketplace, bank, chemist and a post office. During the summer period there are various festivals to be seen.
Arbatax-Porto Frailis: The centre of this small town rises at the bottom of Cape Bellavista "“ territory enriched with the green-coloured Mediterranean scrub and famous for the characteristic red rocks and the masses of porphyritic granite located close to the harbour. A true explosion of colours takes place in the spring with the contrast of the rocks of the headland and reef, the beach's white sand and the limpid waters. A natural frame to this is the panorama of the surrounding mountains, the highest on the island. Beside the harbour rises a tower from the seventeenth-century while to the right is a prophyry quarry. On the sea, the silhouette of the famous porphyritic reef known as "red rocks' from Arbatax.
In addition, there is a passageway dug into the rock through which access to a small beach at the feet of the rocky walls can be had. Off in the distance, on a point in the southern part of the headland and 3 km away, is the S. Gemiliano Tower. All of this together with the ample choice of excursions in the inland areas make Arbatax a particularly pleasant seaside area and place to stay. Ogliastra, a fairly recent discovery with its beautiful coasts and mountainous interior. Its territory, wedged between sea and mountain, offers a vast array of unique landscapes. A paradise of remarkable beauty situated along the eastern side of Sardinia, where nature is at its best. Some people think that the name Ogliastra derives from the wild olive trees growing in great numbers in the region, but more credited sources link it to the Agugliastra, a huge monolith overlooking the sea.
The area also offers the Spanish Tower and the Tower of San Gemiliano, built in the XVI Century by the Spanish as a defence against frequent piratical raids.
To be noted is the San Salvatore park where you ll admire a nuragic village, a tomba dei giganti (giants cave) and some menhir dating back to a period between the XVIII and the XIX Centuries B.C.
The whole area of Ogliastra includes fine white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, cliffs which fall sheer to the sea, age-old woods and dry desert plains. Sailing along the wonderful coast it possible to admire some of the most beautiful bays of the Mediterranean: Cala Gonone, Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè are nowadays very well-know destinations for tourism.
As a matter of fact the whole Orosei gulf has been appointed by the EU as SIC (Site of Communitarian Importance), awards given to sites characterised by the presence of important species of flora and fauna.
One of the most famous and popular site is the Grotta del Bue Marino (Sea cow s cave), once shelter for the seals, today in danger of extinction.
The species of animals are numerous and include vultures, predatory birds, moufflons and wild boars, mostly in the internal area.
Arbatax is a small village quite close to the sea, with a nice port. Its name reminds to the Sarancens raids, quite frequent in the past. Today Arbatax is an important tourist destination thanks to its beaches and its typical seafood.
Tortoli and Santa Maria Navarrese are two other important tourist sites. In particular, Santa Maria Navarrese shows an interesting church, dated back to the XI century. The legend tells that the Navarra Princess, victim of a shipwrecked coming back from the Holy Land, made contact with this land saving herself from death and ordered to build the church as sign of thanks.
From the archaeological point of view, to be noted is the "holy area of Sa Perdalonga', near Barisardo. The area includes one of the most important menhir of Sardinia, surrounded by rocks from where it was used to attend the ceremonies. Another important monument is the church of San Antonio in Orosei. The first structure is dated back around the XIII century and the tower near the church itself seems to confirm that date. The interior of church kept ancient frescoes, recently rehandled.
Ogliastra is unique. For everything. Its personality has remained authentic. It is a land of great traditions and the cradle of an ancient culture. A culture which comes from contact with the land and the sea, which for centuries has been a determining element in the life of Sardinia.
Its sandy coasts and crystal-clear sea are perfect for unforgettable and eventful vacations. Cities and places such as Cagliari, Alghero, the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) and Olbia are the ideal places for the worldly tourist.
Ogliastra's main mountainous massifs are suitable for excursions and trekking. The Gennargentu stands out among them with its highest summit (1834 m). The archaeology-enthused tourist can visit the characteristic Nuraghe (for example: Su Nuraxi in Barumini) and the Domus de Janas found all over the island.
Great traditions, unaltered over the centuries and handed down also through gastronomy, are characterised by tasty Sardinian cheeses (sheep's milk cheese) and strong wines (Cannonau, Monica, Vermentino and Nuragus), which contain the flavour of an ancient land, thus completing the picture of a sincere and hospitable island. In this section you will find a substantial list of possible itineraries thought of especially to satisfy the needs of the most demanding tourist looking for alternative ways to the traditional destinations of Sardinian tourism.
Layout - Vacation Apartment Porto Frailis / Arbatax
|Living Room 1||30 m², Dining Nook, Fireplace, Tiles|
|Bedroom 1||16 m², 1 Double Beds, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table , Dimmable|
|Bedroom 2||14 m², 2 Single Beds, Bedside Table , Dimmable|
|Bedroom 3||16 m², 2 Single Beds, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table , Dimmable|
|Kitchen 1||5 m², Fitted Kitchen, Gas Stove, Range Ventilation Hood, Refrigerator, Freezer, Espresso Machine, Kitchenware and Tableware Available|
|Bath & WC 1||12 m², Shower Stall, Bidet, Only WC, Sunlight|
|Bath & WC 2||4 m², Only WC|
|Available Parking||Private Parking Lot on Property, Public Parking Lot|
|Heating||Hot Water, Wood / Coal Heating|
|Telecommunications||Mobile Communications Possible|
|Miscellaneous||Washing Machine, Garden Furnishings, Garden Grill|
Prices & Payment Types
|01. January||-||31. January||---||277 $||---|
|01. May||-||28. June||---||759 $||---|
|14. June||-||06. September||---||1.274 $||---|
Surrounding Area & Lesiure - Vacation Apartment Porto Frailis / Arbatax