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

Fishermen around a table enjoying coffee in Olhão, Algarve

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.

Traditional fishermen streetart in Olhão, Algarve

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.

The local market, Mercado de Olhão - the biggest fish market in the Algarve

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.

Sunset over the boats at harbour of Olhão, Algarve

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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Relax and re-energize with a yoga holiday in the sunny Algarve. We offer a stay at a beautiful, peaceful vacation home close to nature and beaches. Here you get to enjoy private yoga and meditation classes, healthy food and fun activities. Sounds tempting? Click here to read more.

girl doing yoga by a blue pool in algarve

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