Apartamento Piteres is a renovated, elegant Spanish apartment in the heart of Altea. This duplex apartment (on 2 floors) has been carefully designed and benefits from a large and airy split-level living room, which opens onto an ample south-facing balcony with lovely views across the bay of Altea.
Location: Apartamento Piteres is in the centre of the charming town of Altea, just 45 minutes from Alicante airport. Altea is a restful resort with plenty to see and do without the hubbub of some of the busier coastal towns in the region. The town is a holiday haven for the more discerning tourist who will be captivated by its medieval cobbled streets, its picture book old quarter, and the delights of its palm-fringed seafront esplanade.
Altea has three parts – the new town, the old town, and the esplanade. Apartamento Piteres is in the old town (casco antiguo), approached through cobbled streets flanked by whitewashed houses adorned with bougainvillea. At the summit is the church square – dominated by the church of the Virgen del Consuelo, with its famous blue tiled Moorish domes. All around are arts shops and galleries, together with excellent restaurants and bars. By contrast is the esplanade – not a boisterous affair, but rather a pleasant place to meet and relax – popular with Spanish families dining and chatting. Separating the old part and the seafront is the modern town. This is a busy shopping area with plenty of antique shops. There are also many agreeable cafes where you can watch the world go.
Arts & Entertainment: Historically, Altea is a cultural town – a centre for artists and painters with exhibitions all year in the many galleries as well as the Museo Navarro Ramon and the Casa de Cultura. Situated in the old town is the Palau Altea – an important Arts Centre in the Valencia region. Here you can experience theatre, all types of music, opera, ballet, and of course flamenco. Fiestas happen throughout the year in Altea, often accompanied with brilliant firework displays. The battle of the Christians and Moors fiesta is at the end of September, when the town becomes a riot of musical processions and parades.