There’s plenty to explore in these lush green islands.
Active Traveller’s senior photographer Dan Wildey heads off to explore the Azores, Europe’s remotest archipelago.
An island paradise in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.
The festivals that Terceira, in the Azores, is known for couldn’t happen this year. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth a visit.
The Azores—an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands by Portugal—has spectacular natural wonders, a fascinating history, a culture all its own and, most importantly, happy cows. Located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, about 1,000 miles from Lisbon, the Azores Island of Terceira is known for having more cows than people.
Quickly becoming a travel hot spot, Portugal’s Azores Islands Sao Miguel and Terceira offer unparalleled views, eats, and hot springs, among other things.
Just my cup of tea: An island-hopping adventure in the very verdant Azores; Stephanie Cross; Daily Mail
Most people would fail to plot the Portuguese archipelago on a map but they’re missing out, says Stephanie Cross after she explores islands where the landscape veers from a desolate, dusty, black moonscape to every shade of green.