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ADRA

The beautiful coastal town of Adra is particularly appreciated for its mild climate both in winter and in summer. Even on hot summer days the air temperature rarely exceeds 38° C.

Fishing and seafaring have always played a major role in the history of this place. Adra was founded in the 8th Century BC by Phoenician sailors, under the Greeks ther town which was then called "Abdera" became an important economic center. Its strategic location and economic importance made Adra a very fought-for place during the centuries to come: first it was conquered by the Carthaginians, then in the Punic wars by the Romans. Interesting historical sites still shoe evidence of this turbulent past.

Even today, fishing is of great significance in Adra, as well as the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. So, gastronomically seen, you can enjoy the best of sea and garden.

Adra has beautiful sandy beaches with a length of 13 kilometers, some of which were awarded with the "blue flag" for their high quality. The crystal clear waters and rich marine fauna and flora have made Adra a popular destination among divers. Is also very beloved with families who want to spend a quiet vacation away from everyday stress.

The marina and fishing port are the busiest regions in Adra. In the early morning you can watch the fishermen return and offer their catch in the "Lonja del Puerto", the fish market, for auction. At the port you may also book tours with boats, which will make you discover the most beautiful places of the coast. The beautiful sunsets are best enjoyed on a stroll on the promenade "Paseo Maritimo".

The main monuments of Adra are the tower "Torre de Guainos" from 11th Century, the parish church and the castle and city walls from 15th Century Foto.

Recommendatiosn for excursions from here are the mountain ranges La Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada, and the nature reserve "Albufera de Adra". This latter consists of two salt-water lagoons in the middle of a desert-like landscape. More than 140 protected species of animals can be observed here.



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