Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Olias, Spain your home away from home
Olias is in the hills above northeast Malaga, within easy reach of the Andalusian coast. The small village is timeless in its traditions with its small church and friendly local bars. Olias holiday rentals make the perfect base for experiencing the unspoilt culture of Spain, yet they are 15 minutes from the city of Malaga and the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol.
Things to Do in Olias, Andalusia
The rugged countryside around Olias is ideally suited to those visiting during cooler months when walks in the mountains, nature spotting, fishing, caving and mountain biking can all be enjoyed. The city of Malaga is perfect for shopping, sampling the local cuisine in restaurants and visiting cultural sights and attractions. The Jamon Iberico (ham) is a local specialty and should definitely be sampled, along with the sweet local wine. The coast is just 10 km from Olias holiday cottages and offers white sands and warm waters for swimming, boating, sunbathing and various watersports. Take windsurfing lessons, rent a pedaloe or try parasailing over the bay!
Places to Visit Around Olias, Andalusia
Malaga is within easy reach of Olias holiday rentals and offers historic sites going back to Roman times. Visit the 1st century amphitheatre, the Moorish Gibralfro Castle and the 12th century Alcazaba citadel if you like ancient architecture. Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and there are several attractions dedicated to his life and works. The Museo Picasso is located in the Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista and the Picasso Foundation is part of the Picasso Birthplace Museum. Other attractions include the Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and the Plaza de Toros or bullring. Further afield, the Alhambra Palace at Granada is a scenic drive away through the mountains and the town of Ronda has an amazing bridge over the gorge.
Weather in Olias, Costa del Sol
Holiday villas in Olias enjoy a subtropical climate with hot sunny summers and warm weather at other times of the year. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F) although it is cooler in the mountains, and there is some rainfall peaking at around 121mm (5 inches) in December. During the summer, temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F) and there is zero rainfall.
Travel to Olias, Costa del Sol
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Olias is Malaga (AGP) Airport, 26 km away. It is served by many budget airlines including Ryanair, easyJet, First Choice, BMI and Jet2 making it cheap and easy to reach. This busy airport has over 12 million passengers from 60 countries. The E-15 Autovia makes it easy to drive to Olias in around 30 minutes.