Where to stay around Silves?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,656 holiday lettings near Silves. From 3,530 apartments to 2,077 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Silves is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Silves?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Silves:

  • Galé: 634 holiday homes
  • Centro Antigo: 544 holiday homes
  • Praia da Rocha: 638 holiday homes
  • Porto de Mós: 448 holiday homes
  • Oura: 469 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Silves?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Silves. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Silves Castle: 8,214 holiday lettings
  • Quinta Do Frances Winery: 7,439 holiday lettings
  • Silves Pestana Golf: 8,824 holiday lettings
  • Fabrica do Ingles Cultural Space: 8,303 holiday lettings
  • Silves Cathedral: 8,212 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Silves listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Silves?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,530 apartments in Silves. Our other popular types of Silves holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 2,077 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 824 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 70 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Silves?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4,933 holiday homes with pool available in Silves. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Silves also enquired about villas in Carvoeiro, apartments in Albufeira Town and Marina and villas in Gale

    Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Silves, Portugal your home away from home

    Silves, the ancient capital of the Algarve, has evidence of settlements on the land reaching back to 1,000BC, and the old town is awash with fascinating sites from throughout the ages! Surrounded by rich colours of orange orchards and almond groves, the town of Silves is a sleepy town surrounded by the rolling foothills of the Monchique Mountains, perfect for an exploration and investigation of the Algarve.

    Things to do on holiday in Silves, Portugal

    Although many of the town’s most important historical remains were destroyed during the 1755 earthquake, the impressive sandstone Silves Castle remained strong, due to the huge Moorish walls which support it. Silves Castle is the largest castle in the Algarve, and is certainly among the most beautiful. The Museu Arqueologico has managed to collate and display various artefacts from throughout the town’s history, and pieced them together for visitors to get a clearer understanding of Silves’ history and influence. The Roman Ponte Romana and 13th Century Cathedral also make for interesting viewing if you have the time whilst staying in a Silves property.

    Despite a huge amount being made out of Silves’ ancient heritage, there is much more to taking accommodation in Silves than touring historical sites. A Silves property or villa in Silves’ outskirts is the perfect base for golfing holidays to the Algarve or for exploration of the Algarve. Centrally located, accommodation in Silves can be used for holidays in the beach, in the Sierra de Monichique or exploring the large Algarve towns of Loule, Portimao, Albufeira or Lagoa. The famous Algarve beaches of Carvoeiro are just a 15 minute drive from self catering accommodation in Silves, with all their attractions and sports facilities.

    The golf courses of Vale de Milho, Quinta do Gramacho and Vale da Pinta can all be reached very easily from a Silves villa too. There are public courses dotted across the countryside, so finding a round from Silves accommodation will not prove difficult.

    Places to holiday in Silves, Portugal

    Lagoa is only 8km from accommodation in Silves, and is one of the most picturesque towns you will be able to find in Portugal. Located at the summit of one of the coastal hills, Lagoa is also a magnificent base for golf and sightseeing, and the golden beaches of Ferragudo and Carvoeiro are just miles away.

    Weather in Silves, Portugal

    Summers in Silves are very warm, and Silves villas with pools are hugely sought after during June, July and August. Temperatures from October until April are cooler, but remain blissfully warm, with monthly averages staying between 15 and 22˚C, perfect for walking, golfing or cycling throughout the area.

    Flights to Silves, Portugal

    Located just 30 minutes from Faro Airport (FAO), a holiday villa in Silves is very easily reached. Faro receives multiple daily flights from across the UK, provided by a range of luxury or ‘no frills’ airlines. When you arrive in Faro, it is probably a good idea to take a hire car, not only to reach your accommodation in Silves, but also so that you can easily reach the beaches or attractions in the Silves area without having to rely on public transport, meaning you can get the most from the flexibility and space provided by taking a private Silves property for your holiday.

    Activities and attractions in and around Silves

    Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Silves a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Zoomarine (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
    • Krazy World Zoo (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
    • Oceanico O'Connor Course (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
    • Oceanico Faldo Golf Course (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
    • Silves Pestana Golf (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
    • Aqualand Waterpark (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Silves

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Silves is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Rocha Beach (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
    • Meia Praia Beach (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
    • Senhora da Rocha Beach (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
    • Falesia Beach (17 mi / 27.4 km)
    • Dona Ana Beach (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
    • Luz Beach (24.3 mi / 39.2 km)