A day in Praia da Vittoria, Azores

Trevor Smith on 14 October 2014
Our main holiday this year with the family was a Fred Olsen Cruise to the Azores, Madeira and Portugal.

After three long days at sea after leaving Southampton, we arrived to our first Port of Call in the Azores - Praia da Vitoria on the Island of Terceira.

The Island of Terceira is around thirty kilometres long but we were only visiting the small town of Praia da Vitoria.

Along the water front is a wide promenade with cafes, shops and restaurants and slightly in town a couple of roads back from the sea front was a traditional square with more shops around it.

A volcanic Island with black sands for a beach made this a stop with a difference which I enjoyed along with my partner and also joining up with the rest of the family for a coffee and cake in a traditional street café.