SANTA MARIA NAVARRESE
between history and legend:
A distillate of colours in front of the Ogliastra Island.An ancient legend links the name of this place to a Princess coming from the far Navarre in Spain … perhaps escaping or fleeing from his father Garcia IV, King of Navarre, the young man and his followers, around 1052 escaped a fearsome storm and found refuge and shelter in the safe bay protected by the north winds. In the shadow of millennia Olivastri, as a thank you to the Madonna for the escape of danger, he built the white little church still to be visited a few hundred meters from the central beach of the village.
Today, Santa Maria Navarrese is one of the most popular tourist resorts on the eastern coast, popular with vacationers, a kind of “buen retiro” for those who are not looking for world-wide and “vip watching”. Santa Maria Navarrese is a distillate of colours: the brilliant green of millennia olive trees, carnivores and carobs that decorate and embellish the central Piazza Principessa of Navarra; The White Chimney’s White Cutting On Arbatax Gulf Sea Intense Blue…
Santa Maria Navarrese is the place for you:
– If you like walking and hiking in the incredible and wild Supramonte of Baunei;
- – If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a unique location and want to “breathe” the authentic atmosphere of these places;
- – If you do not like the resorts but are looking for a small family-run hotel or a cozy b&b;
- – If in the evenings you enjoy walking and listening to live music at the bar table in one of themany terraces in front of the sea.