Beautiful Andalucía is an exceptional place in Europe with breath-taking scenery, wonderful history and distinctive culture. It is a place of legends, ancient civilizations, amazing monuments and great food.
Tour Andalucía take you on a spectacular journey throughout this unique region in small groups, or on a private tour, so you enjoy yourself at a relaxed pace and without being herded in a ridiculously large coach party.
From the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, Jews and Christians, Andalucía became a melting pot of different people, arts, sciences and cultures, all leaving their legacy today.
To many, it reached its zenith during the 800 year Islamic period, when it was a separate Emirate in the Islamic World, complete with its own Caliphate. Its Cities were amongst the most advanced in the whole world.
Producing nearly 20% of the worlds Olive Oil of exceptional quality, its produce wins international awards and it is home to Tapas, Flamenco and wonderful gastronomy.
The colours of Andalucía, the blue of the sky and the clarity of the light, have drawn many artists to the region to paint its beauty.
To many it is the true Spain and a place of dreams and wonderful memories.
The second largest of the seventeen autonomous regions of Spain, Andalucía is divided into the eight provinces of Almeria, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville. It is the only European region with coastlines on both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
It covers an area of over 87,000km2, roughly the same size as Portugal.
Andalucía is a varied landscape with impressive mountains, lakes, forests and coast.
Its name derives from the Arabic ‘al-Andalus’, the ‘land of the Vandals’ due to the numerous Visigoth Germanic tribes who settled here after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Although, some contend it may be derived from the Visigothic ‘landahlauts’ meaning ‘inherited estate’.
It has a rich culture and strong identity due to its history and culture having been influenced by native Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Byzantines, Jews, Romani, Muslim Moors and the northern Castilian and other North Iberian people who settled in the area after the ‘Reconquista’.
Famous for its beautiful ‘Pueblo Blancos’, the white-washed mountain villages that dot the landscape, nestling into the bottom of majestic limestone mountains or perched high on top of them.
The people are welcoming, friendly and gregarious with many Ferias/Fiestas taking place annually.
Andalucíans live life to the full with their family being the centre of it.