Last year in between my trips to the eastern side of the globe, I managed to fit in a short break to Portugal! I visited the beautiful small town of Silves along the southern part of the country. It was a little rustic town with a medieval vibe, orange and lemon trees all over the city which all gave it a lot of character. Worn out mediterranean orange buildings with huge storks soaring around the skies of the town made this a great place to go and explore. The town is great for a short mini break and is definitely worth a visit if you’re visiting Portugal.
Silves main attraction is the medieval castle in the centre of town which you can go and walk around; it is also the best preserved castle in the Algarve.
Tall Ship Sailing – £25 per person (pickup & drop off from Silves – Includes ticket onto boat & smaller boat into caves)
This was a great excursion to take as you get to sail along the coastline on a tall ship/pirate ship! There are so many hidden alcoves and caves that you get taken into in smaller boats to explore but just being on the ship was cool, with a rum in hand a pirate’s life was certainly for me.
Fresh Sea Food – Not to be missed!
The food here was great as you were able to eat fresh sea food that had been caught and brought up from the harbours the same day; as well as this we ate lots of tapas – also delicious.
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