The property faces the beautiful beach of Maladroxia, located in the Gulf of Palmas, a small hamlet of the municipality of Sant'Antioco. It consists of a living area, consisting of a kitchen, a living room with TV, two double bedrooms, a bedroom with a bunk bed and a bathroom with shower.
There is the possibility to use the fresh garden, equipped with barbecue and adjacent shaded area. It is possible to reach Maladroxia beach on foot, it takes about one minute.
Maladroxia is a small nucleus of dwellings. There are several bars, pizzerias, kiosks, one at the beach, a large car park, bus service, three restaurants, hotels and numerous holiday homes. It is about 9 km from the town of Sant'Antioco and about 90 km from Cagliari-Elmas airport.
The story of Sant'Antioco is very ancient: some thirty nuraghi, a number of so-called "Giants' tombs" and "Domus de janas", testify that the island was not without stable settlements already in prehistoric times. Noteworthy is the presence of numerous coastal nuraghe, among which are the nuraghe multithreaded S'Ega Marteddu, close to Maladroxia beach. With the end of Nuragic civilization, the island was conquered by the Phoenician population that built the first city nucleus called "Sulky" (VIII century BC). Various scholars point to Sant'Antioco as the oldest city in Sardinia and as the oldest urban center in Italy. At the beginning of the 6th century a. C. The Carthaginians, the Phoenicians of the West, took possession of Sardinia and therefore of the island of Sant'Antioco. The North African city will control Sardinia until the time of the Punic wars, when it will be overthrown by the new hegemonic power of the Mediterranean: Rome. There are several still visible testimonies of Roman domination: the mausoleum known as Sa Presonedda or Sa Tribuna datable to I sec. to. C., roughly to the Roman bridge, located at the point of the Isthmus, and to the temple of Isis and Serapis whose ruins are no longer appreciative. There is nothing left of the Roman fountain in the current Piazza Italia. The mosaics were copied, some of which were used to paved the Basilica of Santa Croce in Cagliari. Tradition lies in the second century AD. d. C. the story of the holy altar of the island, that physician perhaps Mauritians named Antioco who suffered his martyrdom at Sulci under the Antonines, presumably during the reign of Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD). After the fall of the Roman Empire of the West, Sulci, it passed under the rule of the Vandals and then the Byzantines that remained for a few centuries. Subsequently, Sulci and the entire Sant'Antioco Island were part of the court of Cagliari, but in the thirteenth century they were almost uninhabited and the headquarters of the diocese of Sulci was transferred to Tratalias. This desolation will continue throughout the Aragonese and Spanish periods (1324-1713) between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, exceptionally, two weeks away from the Easter day when, for a few days, thousands of people fluttered on the island to celebrate Celebration in honor of Sant'Antioco (known as Sa Festa Manna). Only in the 18th century, in the Savoy period, a process of land repossession was initiated, in particular by families from Iglesias, which gave light to today's inhabited Sant'Antioco, which overlapped the ruins of the ancient Sulci. Demographic growth continued in the next two centuries.
The beaches of Sant'Antioco have all crystal clear waters and are ideal for scuba diving and underwater fishing. There are beaches organized with sun loungers and umbrellas, lifeguard and kiosks or bars, such as Coaquaddus, Maladroxia, Saline, Great Beach with fine sand. Others with sand and pebbles like Portixeddu and Turri. Cala Sapone has a bigger gravel sand in the small beach and a large, whitewashed cliff on both sides. Other cliffs are Is Praneddas, Lady's Cave, Cave Grotto and Sparrow's Nest. There are areas that can be reached or appreciated by boat because it is difficult to reach on foot, among which it is necessary to quote Portu Sciusciau, with a great natural arch, Portu and trigu, with a very impressive cave. You can choose the beach according to your needs: those who want a quiet, comfortable and organized place, choose the sand, those who do not have kids with them and want to explore also chooses rock and rocks. The seabed is particularly suitable for diving, one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. Widespread practice of Wind Surf and kite surfing, which hosts international schools and champions.
The entire territory of the Sulcis Iglesiente is very important for its ancient origins and traditions. Housed already in prehistoric times, the land, rich in mining deposits in the subsoil, was favored by various populations (Nuragic, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, etc.).
Today, such fields, largely abandoned in the following centuries, constitute a significant testimony of industrial archeology so as to be included in the UNESCO Tentative List.
Sea and nature
Wild and unspoiled landscapes characterize this Sardinian territory, from the Sulcis Natural Park to the famous Zucchero Pan (Masua) near Iglesias, from the pine forests and dunes of Porto Pino to the Gulf of Palmas, from the salt pans of Sant'Antioco to the Island of San Peter, called "Green Island" for its luxuriant nature.
Sea and nature lovers can swim, or just take a stroll, in the Gonnesa Gulf, with its crystal clear waters or the beautiful beach of Portixeddu, a favorite destination for surfers. There are many, in fact, water sports that can be practiced in the Sulcis: kitesurfing, windsurfing, diving, sailing. Frequent activities in the area, full of winds.
But it is especially the hinterland to tell the ancient and noble past that makes this region special.
The numerous archaeological sites (Nuragic, Phoenicians, Romans and Byzantines) make the Sulcis Iglesiente a true paradise for history enthusiasts. For example at Seruci (Gonnesa) and Carbonia there are two very important nuragic villages. In Villaperuccio, Montessu, there is the most important domus de janas necropolis - the so-called "houses of fairies" or "witches" - of southern Sardinia: these are ancient tombs, dug in the rock, dating back to the recent Neolithic. Many sites gather testimonies of Phoenician and Punic settlements in the region, such as the Phoenician fortress of Pani Loriga near Santadi and, above all, the city of Sant'Antioco, formerly Sulky, which also collects numerous finds of successive ages.
Not far from Carbonia we will find the archaeological site of Monte Sirai, where an ancient Nuraghic settlement was built, and a fortified Phoenician center was later built by the Romans. Monte Sirai is, in fact, a true archeological open-air museum, structured in different ways of visiting. Among the other places worthy of note is the archaeological site of Antas (Fluminimaggiore), and there are numerous archaeological finds including the majestic Punic Roman Temple dedicated to the Sardinian god Sardus Pater Babai.
Between a visit to a Carthaginian temple, a walk in a mining park, a boat ride and a sea bath, visitors will be able to sample the delicacies of the region, such as tuna, oil, pecorino, artichokes and Honey, accompanied by a good glass of Carignano DOC of Sulcis. Craft lovers will not want to leave without bringing with them at least a specimen of beautiful tapestries, carpets, jewelery and knives that a millennial tradition of spinning fabrics and metal working can produce with great craftsmanship.
Services offered by our partners:
Dan Travel, offers the possibility of car hire and transfer service from our facilities to the airport and vice versa, shuttle service to the beaches etc. For bookings and info you can access the website: www. autonoleggiodantravel. Com or call at 3356762964, 0781350073.
Proposed rate (only for our guests) from our partner:
Cagliari Elmas Airport in Maladroxia Sant'Antioco (about 90 Km) Euro 121.00 each way.
Information on reservations:
The apartment can only be booked for whole weeks.