Faro Airport Transfer to Olhão


One of the Algarve´s main fishing ports, Olhão has square whitewashed houses with flat roof terraces and chimneys that are evocative of Moorish architecture.

Olhão lies on the coast reasonably close to Faro and at the end of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Architecturally Olhão is well known for an older quarter where the flat terraced roofs and straight box-shaped chimneys show a definite Moorish flavour in their style. Another important curiosity to the visitor is the fish market held every day in a long building on the waterfront.

The town of Olhão is essentially and historically linked to the local fishing industry and only grew into existence in the 17th Century. It has about 30,000 inhabitants and was raised to the status of a town after 17 local fishermen successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1808 in the fishing boat "Bom Sucesso" without charts. Their purpose was to announce to the exiled King of Portugal, Dom João IV, that the French invading armies had been defeated and had returned to France leaving Portugal free for the King to return. It was in this town in 1882 that the first canning factory for tuna and sardines was established. Very soon canning factories spread along the coast and it became the leading industry of the Algarve.

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Faro Airport Transfer to Olhão details

  • Faro Airport Transfer to Olhão takes approximately 0h15 minutes
  • The distance between Faro Airport and Olhão is 14 Km
  • Express Transfers provide Faro Airport Transfers to Olhão