For those looking for the perfect blend of white sandy beaches, lovely countryside and authentic Sardinian character the area around San Pantaleo provides the ideal solution. This village developed around the rural church dedicated to San Pantaleo; celebrations in honour of the Saint take place from the 27th to the 30th of July with a mixture of shows, dances and traditional music. The hamlet went almost unnoticed by tourists until the 1960s’, when the boom of the Emerald Coast and in particular the increasing popularity of the near Porto Cervo have led to the discovery of this quiet spot by tourists and international artists who have set their home here. San Pantaleo remains a quirky place popular with those tourists after a relaxing and authentic Sardinian holiday. Every Tuesday the village comes to life with the street market on the square, where you will find stalls with absolutely everything, from the most tasteful souvenirs to precious rarities.
To get there, from Olbia take national route SS 125 and after 7 kilometres turn right following the sign that says: PORTO CERVO –BAJA SARDINIA – SAN PANTALEO. Drive along the panoramic coastal road for 10 kilometres until you get to a fork in the road, then turn left for San Pantaleo. The village is only a few kilometres away from that point.