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Algarve

  • The Algarve is home to 5 out of the 14 of Portugal’s Michellin-star chefs.
  • The Algarve has an area of 2,089 square miles and around 130 miles of coastline.
  • At the peak of the tourism season in Algarve the numbers of visitors to the Algarve ends up being almost triple the number of locals! Almost 1,000,000 people.
  • The Algarve is historic, areas of the Algarve formed part of an ancient trading route that out dates even the Romans.
  • In 1755 the Algarve was hit and destroyed by an earthquake, which had its epicentre very close to Lagos

Majorca

  • The largest of the Balearic Islands. Its name derives from the Latin phrase ‘insula maior’ meaning ‘larger island.’
  • Palma is the island’s only city, often referred to as Mini Barcelona, home of the famous Le Seu Cathedral (the island’s most visited attraction).
  • There are more than 3000 restaurants on the island serving traditional Spanish dishes, fresh seafood and international cuisine.
  • Also famed for its underground cave systems, the largest being the Caves of Drach, home to the biggest underground lake in Europe.
  • A popular choice of holiday destination and residence for celebrities, poets and writers, with several TV series and films also being set/filmed here (including The Night Manager, Me Before You and Cloud Atlas).

Puglia

  • Puglia is responsible for over 60% of the olive oil produced in Italy.
  • There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Puglia, the most famous is Alberobello and the distintive Trullo buildings.
  • Lecce, is nicknamed the 'Florence of the South', due to all the Roman ruins and Baroque architecture.
  • As the flattest region in Italy, it's a bikers paradise.
  • The heel of its boot-like shape being the defining feature of the area and the reason behind the flowing lengths of coast, totalling close to 500 miles.

Kefalonia

  • Kefalonia’s profile was dramatically raised when it became the setting for the book and subsequent film, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
  • It’s the third largest of the Ionian Islands.
  • Loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta are found in the waters around the island and come ashore to nest.
  • Kefalonia is popular with walkers and nature lovers and has the only National Park situated on a Greek Island, Mount Ainos.
  • Kefalonia was occupied by the Venetian Empire for several centuries and Fiskardo still has the 18thcentury pastel coloured harbour buildings.