The Alentejo Region of Portugal constitutes roughly the lower third of the country and is a beautiful farming area boasting gorgeous natural scenery, an array of grand historic architecture, and several magnificent beaches. Undulating hills, spectacular seaside cliff faces, pretty flowering fields and lovely green forested areas provide plenty for nature enthusiasts to explore. The UNESCO-listed capital, Evora, offers 2000 years’ worth of heritage to see, while various enormous ancient sites such as the mighty Amoreira Aqueduct, huge imposing forts and grand castles illustrate Alentejo’s intriguing past. Large and varied beaches offer both kitesurfing opportunities and sheltered, crystalline waters perfect for swimming. Make sure to watch the sunset from the Cabo Espichel headland, walk along the sky-scraping castle walls for awesome views, and try the abundant diversity of fresh seafood on offer.