Chia

The small centre of Chia stays in the south coast of Sardinia, one of the parts from the landscape most evocative in the island, characterised by the alternance of steep reefs with bays and sand’s shorelines. In opposition to the large ones houses which were constructed in the vicinity, the agglomeration of the small Chia has been perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape, with the little houses that compose it dipped in the green of the

trees of fico which abound in the zone. Few kilometres from the village you’ll the homonymous pond and the long beach  while, on the right, in top of an easily accessible cape, stays the tower of Chia. At its feet lay the rests of the Phoenician and Punic centre of Bithia, founded in the 8th century bc. and inhabited until to the roman age.

Here one can admire the surrounding wall of the city, a cistern and a tophet. The beaches of Chia, are mainly situated in the north-east of the village, and are characterised by splendid dunes, where grow spontaneously secular juniper trees. On the beach of Porto Campana, characterised by a golden sand  and a green emerald water, is approximately 2 kilometres far from the village, whereas close to the ruins of Bithia, there’s  the small beach of  Su Cardolinu.

After Porto Campana, one finds the beach of Su Giudeu, with a very white sand , a crystal- clear water and dunes which are until 20m tall, where there’re many old juniper trees . There  there’s a beautiful sight of small homonymous island and all the coast. A kilometre after Chia, with a Spanish  tower which dominates it, there is the beach of Porticciolo, formed by shingle, on the right-hand side of the tower is the beach of Colonia, where are hardly visible remainders of Bithia.

After Su Giudeu, 4 kilometres far from Chia , you arrive at Cala Cipolla beach , shot up between two granite headlands, whereas towards the south, there’s Spiaggia del Morto, protected from the Mistral by granite rocks.

 

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