Find the best place to stay — Silves

Where to stay around Silves?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,762 holiday lettings near Silves. From 3,505 apartments to 2,180 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: 646 holiday homes
  • Centro Antigo: 549 holiday homes
  • Praia da Rocha: 640 holiday homes
  • Porto de Mós: 442 holiday homes
  • Oura: 484 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: 8,286 holiday lettings
  • Quinta Do Frances Winery: 7,521 holiday lettings
  • Silves Pestana Golf: 8,902 holiday lettings
  • Fabrica do Ingles Cultural Space: 8,374 holiday lettings
  • Silves Cathedral: 8,285 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 3,505 apartments in Silves. Our other popular types of Silves holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 2,180 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 839 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 73 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 5,030 holiday homes with pool available in Silves. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    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.

    Attractions in and around Silves

    First time in Silves and looking for things to do? Local attractions include Krazy World Zoo and Aqualand Waterpark. Visitors searching for nearby landmarks can take a trip to Loule Castle. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Vale do Olival Beach and Armação Beach, or experience the natural beauty of Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck. Plan to attend a game or event? Get tickets for Albufeira Stadium or Portimao Arena. Fun activities in the city include Oceanico O'Connor Course, Oceanico Faldo Golf Course and Silves Pestana Golf. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region such as Zoomarine, Rocha Beach or Senhora da Rocha Beach to your agenda.