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San Pantaleo, an enchanting village in the heart of the Costa Smeralda

A treasure set in the emerald countryside, San Pantaleo is a traditional village perched between the granite mountains of Gallura.
Build in the early 19th century around a country church, San Pantaleo today is a suburb of Olbia that proudly continues to safeguard its uniqueness.

San Pantaleo is a timeless spot that welcomes visitors with the warm hospitality of its inhabitants and a simplicity that is hard to find nowadays: shops where craftsmen continue to ply their wares and artists’ workshops open up between the carefully restored low buildings; in the small central square covered in white by oleander blossoms, the voices of children can be heard, drowned out only by the charming little market on Thursdays; the majestic granite setting seems to preserve an almost enchanting tranquillity that is far removed from the perceived frenetic pace of life elsewhere on the Costa Smeralda.

Don’t miss the Thursday market that attracts numerous visitors to San Pantaleo and turns the town square into a local treasure chest of artisan craftsmanship – one day a week the little village becomes a true mecca thanks to the exclusive products crafted by local ceramists, wrought iron craftsmen and skilled inlayers.

Hotel Arathena is located just a few hundred metres from the centre, where the stones of residential buildings give way to the granite of the mountains. In harmonious continuity with the rocky ridges upon which it is mounted with its irregular shapes, the hotel overlooks the valley and offers many spots from which visitors can admire the breath-taking grandeur of the Gallurese landscape.

Following the line of sight, Hotel Arathena’s location can’t help but entice visitors into discovering the natural and archaeological treasures of the mountains of San Pantaleo, either on hiking routes or exciting mountain-bike or horse-riding excursions.

The forests and rocks may give an impression of isolation but in San Pantaleo the mountains are only a stone’s throw from the sea: a few minutes away by car, you’ll find some of the Costa Smeralda’s most stunning beaches and luxury towns such as Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo.
Also within easy reach is Pevero Golf Club, considered by those in the know to be one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world thanks to the spectacular views surrounding it.

Hotel Arathena’s staff will be delighted to give guests directions on how to reach the beaches along the Costa Smeralda or to organise excursions and sporting activities.

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