Olhão The Essential
Situated on the Algarve coast, Olhão is a sardine and tuna fishing port... Despite the picturesque appearance of the Moorish town - with its narrow lanes and its white cube-shape houses endowed with corner chimneys and terraces - Olhão does not date back to the period of Arab occupation. The town was established in the 18C by fishermen who came from the sea, and its architecture reflects its former trade ties with North Africa.