The luxury villas of Franqueira are located near Silves, in the Algarve region of Portugal and are the ideal holiday destination for those wanting to take a break from hectic everyday life. The villas are set in tranquil surroundings and are blessed with sunshine throughout the year, making Franqueira a peaceful getaway.
Franqueira villas are located 10 minutes outside of the old town of Silves. The cobbled streets lead to an impressive Moorish Castle on the hill, and there are variety of markets, bars and cafes that offer excellent cuisine at great prices. Local villages in the area offer three-course meals with wine and coffee for under £10.
The Musee Arqueologico in Silves is worth visiting if you are interested in the history of Silves and the surrounding region. The old town is also home to the charming Sao Bartolomeu de Messines church.
Twenty minutes away are the beaches of Armacao de Pera, Carvoeiro and Gale, where visitors can sun bathe, swim, water ski, wind surf and scuba dive. For tourists with children, a water park and Zoomarine are also only 20 minutes away.
Golfers will be spoilt for choice with numerous golf courses within driving distance of villas in Franqueira. Franqueira villas are also ideally located for those on a walking holiday. The unspoilt nature that surrounds the area is home to a wide variety of birds, and has excellent hiking trails that wind through rolling green hills.
Faro is only 60km away from Franqueira and makes a great day trip destination. Tourist attractions in Faro include the Moorish and Medieval walls that surround the town, an impressive cathedral, the Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do O, and the Church of the Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.
Barrocal is a beautiful region off the beaten track. The tranquil area is the perfect location for walkers, hikers, cyclists and nature lovers.
The sunny Algarve climate means that Franqueira villas enjoy great weather throughout the year. Summer temperatures reach over 30°C in July and August. Winters are sunny and mild with temperatures dropping to a pleasant 15°C during the coldest months of the year. Last minute holidays to Franqueira during the winter or summer make an excellent walking holiday or weekend break.
Faro Airport (FAO) receives the majority of international flights destined for the Algarve. ThomsonFly and easyJet are just two of the airlines that offer cheap flights to Faro from various airports in the UK, however there are a variety of airlines that fly to Faro, which means that visitors to Franqueira accommodation are bound to find a great deal. From the airport at Faro, visitors can take a bus to Silves or hire a car and drive 30 miles to their luxury villa in Franqueira.