Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Welcome to island Tavolara in Sardinia/ Isola Tavolara in Sardegna

Today I will take you to a magic and very relaxing place...from the amazing beach "La Cinta" (on the first picture) you may already spot its mighty and magical silhouette: the island Tavolara. This limestone rock is 5 km long and 1 km wide, its hightest point is Monte Cannone with 565 m above sea level...
Tavolara is pretty quiet nowadays with daily ferries bringing tourists in summer for enjoying the quiet beaches. All inhabitants were displaced in 1962 when a NATO radiogoniometric station was constructed on the eastern half of the island. The aerials from the station can be seen from quite a distance, and that entire half of the island is restricted to military personnel. The island has also a VLF-transitter that can transmit messages to submarines. Now only few families live here and a restaurant offers warm food to the tourist.
Last but not least a lot of visitors come to admire Tavolaras underwater inhabitants...
 
Tavolara in the back here after some great dives with our favourite diving club called Porto San Paolo!

17 comments:

betchai said...

yes, i see the magic, the magical powers of the ocean is always very inspiring.

Heidi said...

Beautiful pics and island.

Jeanne said...

Jana this looks like an amazing place. Thanks for sharing!

Kris said...

This place is gorgeous and you have taken some beautiful photos. I love the underwater inhabitant photos they are so vivid and colorful. I can see why this place would be a great place to holiday at. ~ :)

Lies said...

Wondermooi, Jana...
Lie(f)s.

Barb said...

Looks like such a pristine place!

Hélène said...

Ok, i admit i couldn't resist to have the see picture as computer screen background! I love the mix between plant and sea, blue,purple and beige...WOW

stardust said...

Lovely photos of the beautiful place! I’m relieved to know underwater nature is almost unspoiled. Thank you for sharing, Jana.

Filip and Kristel said...

The water looks extremely clear and the sales men on the beach reminds me of Thailand.

Greetings,
Filip

dith said...

natuurlijk weer super foto's. Leuk ook het eerste, hij is bepakt met al zijn verkoopwaar. Groetjes Dietmut

Jeanne said...

entstiumSo have to ask you if you travel as much as Filip? I love all of the postings from so many places. And I love traveling!

Jeanne said...

sorry about that weird word, was trying to do that prove you are not a robot, and was typing in the wrong place.

AVCr8teur said...

Wow, you saw some amazing things above and below the water.

rainfield61 said...

We admire the underwater inhabitants,

and they admire us too.

Erika said...

Gorgeous shots of a magic island.
Have a nice new week, dear Jana.

Joop Zand said...

Lovely serie Jana........ good place for a summer holiday.

Greetings, Joop

thanks for your comments, i appreciate this very much.

Emm said...

It looks just gorgeous there! Sardinia looks like a really unspoiled and beautiful place.