Marked by its difference, passionate for its authenticity, the other side of the Algarve preserves its essence, in the genesis of unique experiences.
The small streets of typical villages like those of Alte, Querença, Cacela Velha, Cachopo or Pedralva, can be explored without haste in exchange for a return to their origins. Rhythmed by time, their colours and landscapes challenge the senses.
In Estói, less than 10 kilometres from Faro, the Roman ruins of Milreu are a place of celebration of cultures. With a remarkable archaeological collection, which includes a fascinating set of mosaic panels, visiting this place is like travelling back in time.
The invitation is irrefusable “to walk inspired by landscape and literature”. Sílvia Quinteiro and Rita Baleiro, from the Hotel and Tourism Management School of the University of the Algarve, designed and coordinated the conception of this route with many stories waiting to be revealed.
Natural marine nurseries, the salt pans are the cradle of an age-old activity. In Bela Mandil, Olhão, the gaze lingers on the small mountains of white crystals of the Salinas do Grelha. An experience to relax and explore moments of well-being.
The Algarve’s winegrowing heritage is vast and promises to hold many surprises for you. One of the best ways to discover it is by visiting the region’s producers to enjoy wine tasting and wine gastronomy programmes. If you wish to know more about the wines of this region, consult the manual developed by the Algarve Tourism Region.