The town's name derives from the dialect of Gallura area and means "Golfo dei Granchi" (Gulf of Crabs). It is a municipality in the province of Olbia-Tempio, located in the Gulf of Olbia, in the Gallura area, in a large bay near Capo Figari, which is located South of Cala Greca, characterized by the presence of a small cemetery. Port and well-known seaside resort, appreciated for the fine sand and crystalline waters of the sea, from its vantage point it is possible to admire a breathtaking view that sweeps between the Costa Smeralda & the islands of Tavolara and Figarolo. Very charming is Cala Moresca, a small bay surrounded by pine trees.
The area was already inhabited in Nuraghic times, as witnessed by the sacred well of Milis. Subsequently it became a Roman trading port: attested by the recovery of numerous artifacts dating back to that era. The town, over the centuries, was populated by fishermen attracted by seas teeming with fish, lobsters and rich in corals. The construction of the port, for its location, close to the mainland and the presence of the railway allowed the exodus of Italian workers, in search of jobs, towards the inland areas. This jumble of people and dialects is represented by the official language of the island spoken today.
- the Church of St. Joseph, entitled to the patron Saint of the area, has ancient origins and retains several fine artworks by local artists;
- the Church of Our Lady of Mount, situated on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Marinella;
- the Natural Reserve of Capo Figari;
- the holy Well of Milis, a typical example of construction that dates back to the Nuragic Ages;
- the Cemeteries of the castaways of Cala Greca and Cala Fenice;
- the Cavern of the Bue Marino;
- Cala Moresca;
- Cala Sabina;
- Cala Greca.