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Make a holiday apartment in the Silves region your home away from home.

Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, the Silves region of Algarve, Portugal has long been a popular destination for travellers. This region has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age, and visitors to the region can view artefacts from this time. Silves is covered in lemon and orange groves, making for a gorgeous landscape. The region is relatively hilly and the banks of the Arade River are found here. Whether it be sightseeing or simply relaxing that draws visitors to the area, a Silves region holiday rentals is waiting on HomeAway.

HomeAway has got apartments in the Silves region to suit all kinds of traveller and every kind of budget. Affordable, comfortable accommodation with internet access and balconies in central locations is quick and easy to find. For larger groups, a holiday home in the Silves region is a terrific option. Be it a small family of three or a multiple family party, the right kind of accommodation is waiting. HomeAway has Silves region villas with wheelchair access, gardens, waterfront locations, and pools.

Travellers can also find accommodations in nearby parts of the Algarve, including holiday homes in the Faro region and holiday rentals in Carvoeiro.

Things to do

de Silves:

The Castelo de Silves offers up great views of the town and countryside. This unique castle with sandstone walls was fully restored in the 1940s. The Moorish well and a rose-coloured water cistern were constructed in the late-12th century. Castelo de Silves was abandoned in the 16th century but is today a popular tourist site.

Museu Municipal de Arqueologia:

Museu Municipal de Arqueologia is a fascinating museum with Roman and Moorish artefacts. The centre of the museum houses an original 14-foot-wide, 60-foot-deep Moorish well, surrounded by a spiral staircase. One wall of the museum is made of glass to showcase a section of the original fort wall.

Sé de Silves:

Next door to the Castelo de Silves is the Cathedral, or Sé, of Silves. Original construction began in the 13th century, but most of that structure was destroyed in an earthquake in the 14th century. Today it is an example of Gothic and Baroque styles.

Wine tasting:

Portugal is quickly gaining a reputation for fine wines, and some of the finest come from the Silves region. The AdegaAdega Cooperativa de Lagoa offers visitors the chance to tour vineyards and sample some of the region's wines.

Torreão da Porta da Cidade:

The Turret of the City Gate is the last of the original four gates to the ancient city that still remains. Dating back to the 12th or 13th century, visitors can enter the tower via an external stairway and enjoy views from the high walkway.

Cruz de Portugal:

The impressive Cross of Portugal is a nine-foot-tall structure made of limestone. It is located en route to the castle, near the eastern end of the riverfront. It was here that the kingdom of Portugal historically had its border. The cross is believed to date back to the late-15th century.

Weather in the Silves region

The weather in the Silves region is typical for Portugal, with warm to moderately hot summers of little rain and mild, relatively wet winters. July and August are the hottest months with an average temperature of 28°C. There is little to no rain in the summer months; March is usually the wettest.

Travel to Silves

The town of Silves is located about 37 miles from Faro International Airport (FAO), and flights to Faro International Airport are available from most major cities in Europe. Buses and trains depart from Faro and can get travellers to Silves, though transferring may be necessary. Hiring a car or taking a taxi are perhaps the fastest and easiest ways to reach the region. The drive is straightforward and scenic.

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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #2349440
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                                                                                        House #8113143
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                                                                                          Villa #1851434
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                                                                                            Apartment #404754
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1712104
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                                                                                                    Apartment #6634466
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful Villa with lots of space

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is perfect for large families as we stayed here as 10 adults and 5 children and was really nice. Lots of space and the pool was excellent and heated!!!!! The outside BBQ area was such a lovely setting in the evenings. Would definitely recommend this villa to stay at. Was 2 mins from the town and the beach.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing Apartment in Superb Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was an amazing apartment in a great location. We had the most amazing view and were a 30 second walk tot he beach. Mario and Pedro were superb and were very helpful. Thanks Guys we will be coming back!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017