Alvor Apartments

Alvor Apartments
Alvor and the Ma Partilha Area
Alvor is a lovely unspoilt fishing village with a beautiful long beach and lots of fantastic restaurants. There are several beaches in Alvor and close by. Alvor beach, Praia du Rocha and Praia du Vau being the nicest. All of them have high quality restaurants and snack bars behind them or on them. There are watersports centres and a RYA sailing school plus there are lots of coves and caves to explore.

Ma Partilha is a small district in Alvor that has a mix of old and new apartments and houses. There are a number of Cafes and shops that support the district all of which are well run and happy to help you enjoy your holiday.

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The History of Alvor
It is believed the Carthaginians founded Alvor and its history is interesting. It is said by some that it was really the site of "Portus Hannibalis". The Romans gave it the name Ipses and it was considered an important port and was allowed to issue its own money. Its importance is confirmed by the ruins of a wealthy Roman villa located slightly inland from the present village. In the time of the Moors, who first occupied the area in 716, they gave it the named of "Albur" and the village passed through both the Portuguese and Moors hands several times until 1250 when the Christians conquered it for the final time. King Dom João II, who is regarded in history as an outstanding Portuguese king, is recorded as dying within the town walls from a prolonged illness in 1495. Most of the original village and its castle was destroyed in the earthquakes of 1532 and 1755.

The Algarve Region
The Algarve has miles of beautiful beaches and a perfect climate for playing golf and other sports and is easily accessible from Faro or Lisbon airports. The northern part of the Algarve is mountainous with lovely mountain villages to explore and is ideal for walking. The southern coastline consists of a long stretch of fabulous sandy beaches, broken up by extraordinary rugged cliffs and fantastic grottoes. Most beaches have watersports and sailing activities so whether you are after an activiy packed holiday or relaxation in the sun it is the perfect choice.

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