The small fishing town of Olhão is situated on the Mediterranean Coast of Southern Portugal. It’s characterised by distinctive, Moorish influenced, Cubist houses in a variety of different colours. One such property is Casa Opala - a traditional townhouse that’s recently been restored to its former glory. The result of a successful project by two top chefs (who also run an Amsterdam-based business), Casa Opala is now a fully equipped, tastefully decorated holiday home. We love the combination of rugged materials (including wood and concrete), clean lines and soft colours. And, the property’s stunning high ceilings create an extremely spacious effect. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, Casa Opala is particularly suitable for two couples or one family wishing to holiday together. In addition to the cosy ground floor living room, you’ll want to make full use of the bright, spacious live-in kitchen with terrace. The roof terrace, with plunge pool and stunning views over the historic heart of Olhão, is certainly a welcome bonus!
Olhão and its surroundings offer an authentic glimpse of the real Algarve - historic towns and villages (which are positively bustling, regardless of the time of year), beautiful unspoilt beaches and pleasingly deserted islands. Olhão is a lively town in all seasons, where you can enjoy a gentle morning stroll to the bakers for freshly baked bread or a delicious dinner on the promenade, with its superb choice of restaurants.
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Olhão is a major port and actually the largest fishing port in the Algarve. It is a typical town, with beautiful colorful houses in Moorish style, inherited from the commercial ties with Africa. Olhão is a city of many faces, the (industrial) fishing port, long promenade with refreshing gardens (and playground) and a historic center with narrow streets and local cafes. Along the waterfront you will find the market hall; a must for the wide variety of fresh fish and seafood straight from the harbor and a wide variety of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. The market halls are surrounded by terraces and it's a great place to sit and enjoy the view of the boats with jazz music in the background from the local cafe.
Olhão is surrounded by "Ilhas" islands with beaches and Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa. This is a protected area, where you can easily walk can even spot rare birds. The two main beaches are Olhão Ilha da Colatra and Ilha da Armona and are accessible through the whole year with regular ferry from the jetty in Olhão. The boat trip takes about half an hour and takes you to beautiful beaches without the mass tourism that you are used to in the Algarve. On an island is a restaurant. The beach of Fuseta is a lovely wide sandy beach and is situated at a distance of 20 minutes drive. The charming town of Tavira is 3o min drive from the Spanish border.