Silves is a cosy little town, some pleasant sights, back...
Silves is a cosy little town, some pleasant sights, back streets to explore.
We liked it best as an evening resort with plenty of places to eat great food. We were fortunate that our hosts at Casa do Serra knew the best places to eat - not the over -priced tourist trap that is Rui's, or the day time cafes catering to the tours, but the places the locals eat great food, like Fernando's next door to Rui's and their suckling pig (just a few diners but a steady stream of locals trooping through for their takeaway).
The views around the valley from our hotel were wonderful, even though we had forest fire nearby one night.
Silves is close to the A22 so the whole of the Algarve coast is in reach. The clock roads are good so getting around to see the other villages was easy and there were some pleasant walks to be had at the nearby reservoirs.
Highlight was crossing the Roman bridge every night and seeing thousands of fish, kingfishers, storks wading and circling overhead , herons and leaping fish. The House Martin's swooping around added to the fun.