A picture-postcard location, an enchanting triumph of contrasting colours and fragrances. The Lido di Orrì is considered one of the most beautiful and characteristic beaches of the island's east coast and is certainly the largest and longest - nine kilometres of small coves embraced by granite cliffs that each lead to sumptuous beaches that are almost never crowded. This is the splendid calling card of Tortolì, the main town of Ogliastra, whose residential area lies around four kilometres away. Its coastline is the most awarded in Sardinia, having been granted 'bandiere blu' (blue flags) by Legambiente. The beach of Orrì is formed of white and golden sand that is very fine and soft, such as to almost be impalpable. The water is shallow for the first 300 meters or so from the shore, before the foundation gently slopes to allow less experienced swimmers to immerse themselves without worries, also being ideal for children to play. The transparent and crystalline waters take on iridescent hues, from emerald green to turquoise, with a play of light created by the sun reflected on the seabed.