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The Azores (Azores) are a group of nine volcanic islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, belonging to Portugal. They are one of the regions of Portugal and have the special status of an autonomous region. To visit the Azores, you must obtain a visa if you are not a citizen of Portugal or another EU country.

Here's what you need to know about the Azores

The Azores are an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, at a distance of about 1500 km from the coast of Portugal. It consists of nine main islands and several small islets that form two groups: the Western Azores and the Eastern Azores. The Azores are known for their beautiful nature, unique landscapes, volcanoes, mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, hot springs and vibrant festivals.

The largest island in the archipelago - San Miguel - is the most populated and developed island of the Azores. There are many attractions here, such as the historic city of Ponta Delgada, rich natural reserves, fairs, festivals, etc. Another popular island is Terceira, known for its beautiful nature and unique architecture, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Other islands such as Faial and Pico attract tourists with their volcanic landscapes, vineyards and mountain scenery. The Eastern Azores, such as Santa Maria and Flores, are real paradise islands, with crystal clear waters and sandy beaches. The Azores are also famous for their traditional festivals that take place in different seasons, such as Festa do Señor da Angustia, Festa da Flor and Festas de São João.

For lovers of active holidays in the Azores, there are many opportunities for hiking and cycling, mountain and water sports, as well as diving and surfing. In addition, since the Azores are on the route of flights between Europe and America.

The Azores, or simply Azores, is an archipelago of nine islands located in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal. These islands are famous for their unique nature and are a popular tourist destination.

The Azores are of volcanic origin and abound in mountains, forests, lakes, waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. Each of the nine islands has its own characteristics and unique attractions.

Sao Miguel is the largest island on which the capital of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, is located. Here you can visit thermal springs and bathe in hot springs.

Pico is an island with the highest peak in Portugal - Mount Pico, 2351 meters high. Here you can climb the mountain and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding nature.

Faial - here you can visit the volcanic caves and see the stunning colors of the lava tunnels. Also on this island there are many beaches where you can swim and relax.

In addition, in the Azores you can take a cruise on a yacht, go on an excursion to whales and dolphins, try local cuisine and wines, and enjoy the natural beauty of the islands.

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