Thanks to Portugal’s relatively small size, flying into Lisbon and then taking daytrips out of the city and into the Portuguese countryside is relatively easy. Wondering where to take your Portuguese daytrip?
Évora is a good pick. This ancient Roman city is filled with history, including a first-century Roman temple, city cathedral and 16th-century chapel that borrowed a bit of its architecture from the Parisian catacombs — the walls are lined with skulls. For those who prefer cuisine to history, there are plenty of places to eat. Don’t miss the famed local olive oil.
Cabo da Roca is a unique beach in that it’s the most westerly spot in the European continent. Walk along the rugged cliffs to the lighthouse and marvel at what was once thought of as the edge of the world. After snapping a few photos, walk into Sintra for amazing historical structures, including multiple palaces.
Nazare is a great seaside destination with all the seafood you can eat and a fun, local vibe. Many Portuguese families vacation here during the summer and it’s one of the most popular resort towns on Portugal’s Silver Coast. Surfing is a favorite water sport, but if you’d like to stick to dry land, hike to Miradouro do Suberco for panoramic views.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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