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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing home from home near the beach

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have visited Portugal a number of times and this by far was the best. The apartment is really lovely and has everything you need and more. We felt right at home. The service we received from Kathy before we arrived was second to none and the lovely team she has on the other end who let us into the property and showed us around (may I add exceptionally late at night as our flight was so delayed) and who were so helpful during our stay. The apartment itself is very spacious, we travelled with our 4 month old baby and found it very easy, it was kitted out with everything you need. We enjoyed most evenings on the terrace having dinner. They have a lovely wood burning BBQ, a beautiful hidden swimming pool on the roof with amazing views for when you need to cool down. Air con, UK TV so we could keep up to date with the news. There are ample grocery stores in walking distance and the beach and cafes/ bars are a lovely short walk away. This property really does tick all the boxes and we so look forward to visiting again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      excellant villa with all mod cons

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We fell in love with this villa last year and we had to return this year. We took my parents to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary and they fell in love with the villa. Everything is there to make your holiday easy and relaxing. The pool is fantastic and the views from the deep end over looking the olive tree's is just brilliant. The best part is the peace and quiet you can just sit and listen to the frogs or the distant chickens, but no other noise. John and Jean are the best owners we know, nothing is too much trouble, they take time to care about your stay and to make sure you are happy with everything. We would recommend this villa to anyone looking for a holiday to get away from the stress and strain of normal life.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing villa - highly recommend!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic villa - very quiet and peaceful. Great directions which made the start of the holiday stress free. Catered for every need for our toddler even down to plastic cutlery / crockery. Lovely pool! Highly recommend... The rep Carmo was lovely and very helpful. Only 5mins drive from the beach.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016