Sports & Activities


Looking for an unforgettable adventure holiday that combines thrilling sports and breathtaking nature? Our special package is tailored to meet the needs of adventurous and dynamic people like you, who love to push their limits and explore the great outdoors.




Quad Tour

The Magic of Horseback Riding in Southern Sardinia

Experience the stunning landscapes of Sant'Antioco

Explore the island’s archaeological sites, picturesque countryside and rugged coastline, all while bonding with our gentle horses and immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Southern Sardinia.

Sant'Antioco on Horseback

Our horseback riding excursions take you along scenic trails that wind through the breathtaking landscapes of the island. One of our most popular excursions takes you to the nuragic village of “Grutt’i acqua,” a fascinating archaeological site that dates back to the 16th – 13th century BC. 

Along the way, you’ll ride through the high Mediterranean scrub, passing by the nuragic temple and the ancient village’s huts, and arrive at Portu Sciusciau, where you can admire the stunning rock formations and caves that have been formed by volcanic rocks’ erosion.

Quad Adventure in the Island

If you are looking for an adventurous experience on the island of Sant’Antioco, do not miss the opportunity offered by Hotel Cala di Seta with the Carolina Ranch Quad Adventures. This service allows you to rent a quad and discover the most hidden and inaccessible places on the island, accompanied by expert guides.

Even if you have never ridden a quad before, the excursions are designed to adapt to all skill levels, ensuring that everyone can fully enjoy the adventure.





Discover the Best Surfing Spots in Southern Sardinia

Find your Surfing Spot in Southern Sardinia

Discover the best kitesurfing, windsurfing, and surfing spots in Europe, whether you’re a beginner or an expert, in Southern Sardinia we have something for everyone.

Windsurf, Kitesurf and Wing Foil

Hotel Cala di Seta is your gateway to a unique experience in the Southwest of Sardinia. Located in the heart of Sa Barra, this is the perfect destination for anyone looking to learn and progress in windsurfing, kitesurfing and wing foiling. 

With its close proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, you can easily find offers on courses for beginners and advanced enthusiasts alike. You can rent the latest RRD equipment and choose from vacation packages with accommodation in the Cala di Seta Hotel. 

Discover Scuba Diving with Shardana Diving Center

The Shardana Diving Center, located in Calasetta is hosted in a prestigious structure overlooking the beautiful and well-equipped tourist harbor on the Cristoforo Colombo waterfront.

Open from April to October, the center offers diving enthusiasts the opportunity to immerse themselves in the fantastic seabed of the area, which has made Sardinia famous worldwide. Thanks to its strategic location north of the island of Sant’Antioco, right in front of the island of San Pietro, a modern and fast rubber boat can accommodate up to ten people and allows you to reach various diving spots along the coasts of all the islands that make up the Sulcis archipelago.

The Fun of Ittiturism

Experience something different, a new adventure, a memory to cherish forever: enjoy the sea not like an ordinary swimmer, but with something extra, together with experienced fishermen who can reveal the most hidden secrets of their special world.

The beauty of ittiturism: have fun while learning, and see the sea through the eyes of fishermen.

This experience begins by taking part in a real fishing trip and ends with a lunch made using the catch itself.

This allows you to experience firsthand the emotions, difficulties, hard work, but also the joys of fishermen’s labor and the pleasure of seafood cuisine.






Trekking and biking offers for any age

Wherever you prefer to choose an all day trekking experience or prefer the comfort of an e-bike two hours long hike, we got you covered.

Sunset Tour in e-bike

A suggestive sunset e-bike tour through the Salina, accompanied by a local guide. The tour will start from the historical area of the Roman Bridge, once the access point to the island of Sant’Antioco. On an e-bike, you will explore prestigious archaeological sites in southern Sardinia, as well as naturalistic areas of extraordinary charm.

During this tour, you will also see industrial elements from the past and present of the Salina. The vast area covered by the tour allows for a customizable itinerary. You will certainly encounter the numerous pink flamingos and other birds that characterize this area, as well as the mountain of salt and the salt pans that take on various shades.

Trekking Around The Island

The trekking to discover the surroundings of Sant’Antioco and Calasetta is an unforgettable experience for all those who love nature and culture. 

Specialized tour guides will accompany you along the route where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Sardinian coast. The tour will be enriched by interesting historical and cultural details regarding the archaeological ruins that testify the Phoenician and Roman presence on the island.

The excursion is suitable for all levels of physical preparation. Do not miss the opportunity to discover the hidden treasures of Sant’Antioco and Calasetta by booking your vacation package at Hotel Cala di Seta.

Food & Culture


Explore the island's unique heritage, from ancient nuragic ruins to contemporary art museums.

Discover the fascinating history of Sardinia by visiting our archaeological museum in the charming town of Sant’Antioco or indulge in some of the island’s culinary delights at our restaurant.





Discover the Rich Culture of Sant'Antioco: Local Museums and Traditions

Discover the Fascinating Heritage and Culture of Sant'Antioco

Sant’Antioco and Carloforte are rich in history and archaeology, boasting numerous sites and museums that offer an insight into the cultural and historical heritage of the island. Here are some of the must-visit archaeological sites and museums in Sant’Antioco and Carloforte, along with information on the guided tours available.

Twenty Centuries of History to Discover

Tophet of Sant’Antioco: The Tophet is an ancient Phoenician burial ground where urns containing the ashes of children were buried. Guided tours are available to explore the site and learn about its history and significance.

Hypogeum Village of Sant’Antioco: The Hypogeum Village is an ancient underground necropolis carved out of the rock. Guided tours allow visitors to explore the chambers and learn about the fascinating history of this unique site.

Sant’Antioco Catacombs: The catacombs of Sant’Antioco are an extensive network of underground tombs that were used for burials from the 3rd to the 8th centuries. Guided tours offer an opportunity to explore this eerie and fascinating site.

Ancient Peoples with Millennial Traditions

Macc Museum of Calasetta: The Macc Museum in Calasetta is dedicated to the history and traditions of the local fishing industry. Guided tours are available to learn about the various fishing techniques used in the area and to explore the museum’s extensive collection of fishing equipment and artifacts.

Museum of Bisso: Located in Sant’Antioco, the Museum of Bisso is dedicated to the production and use of bisso, a rare and valuable silk-like fabric produced from the byssus of the Pinna Nobilis shell. Guided tours provide a glimpse into the history and production process of bisso.

Ethnographic Museum of Sant’Antioco: The Ethnographic Museum of Sant’Antioco is dedicated to the cultural and historical heritage of the island. Guided tours provide an in-depth exploration of the museum’s exhibits, which include traditional clothing, tools, and handicrafts.

Be Curious and Explore the Surroundings

Calasetta overlooks the island of Carloforte, which was founded by Tabarchins.

Museum of Casa Lussu: Located in Carloforte, the Museum of Casa Lussu is a traditional Sardinian house that has been preserved to showcase the customs and traditions of the island. Guided tours offer an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the area.

Visit the Torre del Pozzo: This 16th-century tower was built to defend the island from pirate attacks and is one of the most iconic landmarks in Carloforte.

Attend a Local Festival: Carloforte is known for its lively festivals and celebrations, which take place throughout the year. From the traditional Girotonno to the colorful Carnival, there’s always something to see and experience in this vibrant town.

Local food experiences in Sant'Antioco and Calasetta

Discover unique flavors of an ancient culinary tradition

Visitors to Sant’Antioco and Calasetta can experience the local cuisine in the many restaurants and trattorias scattered throughout the towns.

Typical Sardinian Food

Pilau from Calasetta is a typical specialty of Sardinian cuisine from the town of Calasetta in the province of Cagliari. The dish consists of fregola cooked in lobster or sea goat sauce, a large crab that lives in the depths of the island.

One of the most famous dishes of the Sardinian island of Carloforte is couscous alla carlofortina. Also known as Cascà a Tabarkin, this dish bears the imprint of the Arab cuisine of Tabarca, where the Ligurians who later settled in Carloforte moved to.

Tonno alla carlofortina is a typical fish dish from Carloforte, a town located in the south of Sardinia. It’s a dish made with fresh tuna, particularly with the fried tuna collar.

Special Dishes and Sweets

Focaccia genovese is a typical leavened bread of the city of Genoa, also passed down to Calasetta and Carloforte, which is soft and crunchy, fragrant, and with pleasant savory notes. Served warm or cold, perhaps filled with cold cuts or cheese and accompanied by a glass of wine, it makes for a great appetizer.

The canestrello is the sweet symbol of conviviality in Carloforte: it is a kind of biscuit covered with “cappa” (glaze) that is enjoyed at the end of a meal with a good glass of “muscatello” (dessert wine).

“Pe de porcu” are traditional Sardinian sweets typical of Carloforte and the name comes from their shape that resembles pig’s feet.

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