Illustrated with gorgeous colour photographs and delicate line drawings by Czech artist Hedvika Fraser, this fourth edition of Bradt’s Azores tempts travellers across the Atlantic Ocean to these remote islands. Glittering blue coastlines and spectacular volcanic landscapes characterise the nine islands that erupted from beneath the ocean up to five million years ago. Botanical horticulturalist David Sayers leads visitors through elegant old towns and lush forests. Packed with fully revised and updated practical information, this guidebook features in-depth coverage of culture, history and festivals, and new advice on whale-watching. It takes visitors on a magical tour along Europe’s westernmost coast of Flores, visiting Europe’s only tea plantations and exploring the hot springs and gurgling mud pools of Furnas. For sheer escapism and a warm welcome, the Azores are hard to beat.
‘The Bradt Travel Guide will tell you everything you need to know about each of the nine islands.’ Portugal Magazine
‘As a first time visitor to the Azores, Brian found the Bradt Travel Guide to the islands a great companion, whether exploring Sao Miguel’s coastline, volcanic interior or elegant old towns by car or on foot. Illuminating text and excellent town and walks maps. Author David Sayers, a botanical horticulturalist, has produced an informative, practical and user-friendly volume.’ EDP Saturday Magazine