Vitoria is a pleasant parish of Porto, within one of the four districts designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Holiday rentals in Vitoria are within strolling distance of the Clerigos Tower, among other noteworthy landmarks.
A holiday rental in Vitoria is the perfect place to use as a base for exploring this area, which is rich in historic sites and cultural attractions. There are museums to browse, bridges and historic wine cellars to marvel at, plus markets for picking up local souvenirs. Fairs and festivals regular take place throughout the summer on the green spaces within the area and are a good way to appreciate Portugal’s culture, dress, music, religious beliefs and customs. When the temperatures rise in summer, the nearby beaches offer plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. Surfing and watersports are popular on this Atlantic coast. From the port, visitors can take a boat ride up the River Douro to see the vines and wineries which produce port and wine. Golfers are not forgotten as there are three excellent golf courses in the Porto area: Oporto Golf Club, Miramar Golf and Amarante Golf Club.
Porto is a vibrant city and one of the oldest tourist destinations, thanks to its rich monuments and history. Visit the Cathedral at the heart of the winding streets in Porto. The riverside quarter of Ribeira is one of the most charming, in contrast to the bustling business district. The port wine cellars beneath the old buildings have been storing barrels of port for centuries. A trip to Matosinhos is not to be missed as it is the seafood caital of the region. It has many elegant buildings including the Monastery of Leca de Bailio and the Gothic church.
The climate at Vitoria holiday rentals in North Portugal offers hot dry summers and balmy winter days with little chance of any frost or snow. In July and August, the average daytime highs reach 25°C (77°F) and nights cool to around 15°C (59°F). Winter daytime highs average 13-16°C (55-61°F) with overnight lows around 5°C (41°F). The area has showers from October to May and is generally dry throughout the summer.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Vitoria is Francisco de Sa Carneiro (OPO) Airport just outside Porto. The airport has regular flights from all over Europe including low-cost flights from the UK with Ryanair and EasyJet. The airport is about 10 miles from Vitoria and the journey to your Vitoria apartment can easily be made by local taxi.