There's no doubt that Europe holidays are a craze among holiday-makers from different corners of the world, and Portugal is one dreamy European holiday destination that is popular for its golden beaches, medieval castles, fascinating cities and cobblestone villages. Though the country has been forgotten in the shadows of other famed giants of Europe for decades, it has been one major European draw among vacationers in the last few years.
Counted among the warmest countries of the region due to its Mediterranean climate all throughout the year, Portugal calls you for happy beach times across its glorious coastline covered by the Atlantic Ocean. You can discover the most popular beaches of Portugal in Algarve, a beautiful city in its southern area. With a vast culture and history representing Portuguese Renaissance, Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish and contemporary influences across several castles, churches, museums, mosques and cathedrals, Portugal takes you back in time; Lisbon and Porto are the major cities reflecting the rich essence of Portugal, particularly in Lisbon, you would love to witness the old-world charm displayed on the streets, castles, beaches and churches. Sintra is another Portuguese city that is known for its fairytale vibe portrayed across the elegant castles, palaces and fortresses. If adventure is what you seek, the country doesn't disappoint you; discover thrilling diving, surfing, hiking and trekking opportunities at all corners of this delight. Portugal is also famed for offering wonderful walking food tours that let you experience its rich food culture; indulge in delectable seafood served here and do not miss to try dishes like salted codfish, stews and casseroles, and grilled meat and fish. Besides, a visit to the country is incomplete without trying Portuguese wines, especially Port Wine, that are famous all throughout the Europe.