Nine volcanic islands form the Azores, a largely unknown archipelago in the North Atlantic whose name is best known from weather reports as the so-called Azores High. That’s not true, as the Azores can certainly compete with other wildly romantic islands like Ireland. The landscape of the Azores, with its lush greenery and diverse flora, provides a fascinating contrast to the dominating lava rock and the wild, deep blue sea in front of the rugged cliffs.
Unforgettable impressions – even in winter
Natural views of changes in light, clouds and foaming waves, hiking tours in lonely mountain areas without well-trodden trail networks: it is worth it and anyone curious about how people get along in this remote corner of Europe can go to the Azores. 1,500 km west of Lisbon in the North Atlantic Ocean, it collects unforgettable impressions even in winter with a mild temperature of 10 to 17 degrees.
The film shows various islands: São Jorge, Wandering Island, small, sparsely populated promontories known for their fajas, mostly formed by lava flowing from cliffs. and Pico, the island with the highest mountain of the same name in Portugal. Graziosa, a gentle island with impressive cave scenery. The largest city, Angra do Heroismo, was rocked by the 1980 earthquake and has since been lovingly rebuilt.
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