Feel like a local in Olhão - top 4 things to do



Olhão is a traditional Portuguese fishing village, famous for its large fish market and busy harbor. It is a great place to mix with locals and enjoy fresh seafood. Here are my top things to do while visiting Olhão.


Things to do in Olhão


Olhão old town


Olhão is one of the cities in Algarve that still feels traditional and authentic. Here you can wander around the old town to discover beautiful facades, impressive street art and cute little streets with cute little cafes.



Olhão fish market


Visit the local market, Mercado de Olhão. It's the biggest fish market in the Algarve and is said to have been designed by Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel tower and statue of liberty.



Olhão's harbor


Kick back at the boardwalk by the harbor and enjoy a beautiful sunset. From here you can also take the ferry or water taxi to the serene sandbank islands, Ilha da Culatra or Ilha de Armona.



Eat seafood in Olhão


Indulge in local cuisine at Vai e Volta and Restaurante Prazeres. Here you’ll find authentic, no-frills fish and seafood.


Did you know

Olhão is actually pronounced 'oh yon'. Have fun in Olhão and feel free to share or save the pin.


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