Silves is a city in the Algarve.
The nearest airport to Silves is Faro (FAO). Flights to Faro are affordable and accessible from most major European cities, particularly the UK and Ireland. In a bid to boost winter tourism, the department of tourism has also worked hard to promote the Algarve as a popular winter destination and this has led to airlines such as Ryanair adding new routes during what is traditionally considered to be the low season.
It is also possible to fly to Lison or Porto, both of which are connected to the Algarve by regular coach and train services. Portugal has a frequent train line between Lisbon and the Algarve and fares are cheaper if booked more than 7 days in advance.
The easiest way to get around Silves is by hiring a car. Public transport is an option although many of the services are not very frequent and are often seasonal. Silves does not have a train stop, however it is possible to use the mezzines stop which is only around fifteen minutes drives from Silves.
Fevres de Porco (Literally secrets of Pork) os a popular dish in the town of Silves.
Superbock - A popular Portuguese beer. Sagres - Portugal's other beer. Medronho - Typically a locally-made 'moonshine' although some supermarkets now offer commercial versions.