Troia Portugal

Troia

Troia is a a peninsula stretching over a surface of almost 17 km in length and 1,5 km in width, on the coast of Grândola county, situated between the Atlantic Ocean (to the West) and the Rio Sado estuary (to the East). Troia Portugal, a tourist and beach resort, is located in the central-northern area of the peninsula. The limit of the peninsula is in front of the city  Setúbal.

The coastal landscape is characterized by a low coast with a long sandy beach, partly made up of reddish sandy sediments of recent scarps, and surrounded by a blue sea that makes this site a perfect destination for leisure moments.

Bathed by the Atlantic, Troia enjoys a privileged location on the West coast: the amenity that characterizes the Coast beaches with their Algarve counterparts in the tranquility and warmth of the water, surpassing them in the beauty of the landscape that surrounds them.

A sea that reaches far beyond the horizon and endless beaches of golden sand dunes separate the ocean from the land, just as the Sado delta separates Troia from Setúbal. This unique delta is a haven for the Blue Heron and the Real Heron, among countless of fish.

The beaches of Troia Portugal are well-known for their tranquility and the excellent conditions they offer to all visitors, usually consisting of large stretches of beach that offer space and facilities for all.

Natural Beauty

Troia Portugal

Troia Portugal

Portugal is renouned for its exotic sights and wonderful beaches, but it is also a relief to find quiet and beauty in places like Troia, away from the noise and pressure of regions crowded with toursits. Its wide, golden beaches represent an irresistible invitation to enjoy all the beauty nature has to offer.

The dunes were formed over the centuries, shaped by geologic processes, and the flora of the region shields them from erosion, maintaining the natural balance and the specific of the landscape.  Wooden walkways lead directly to the sea, like secret winding paths that reach far beyond the horizon. You will be enchanted to discover that the vegetation of Troia is diverse and fascinating, an unlikely, but amazing mixture of palm trees and pines that create a haven for the countless species of plants and animals.

History

This is a site populated by man since ancient times, being an island called Acala in the Sado delta during the Roman occupation. Today, the Roman ruins of Troia are still visible, attesting its existance in this historical period, particularly in the first century AD.

Troy then served for many centuries, as the Romans had intended it, as an industrial site of salting and conserving fish and of fishing activities in general. The eighteenth century archeological excavations have confirmed the existence of ancient residential villages.

Recent times

Nowadays, Troia offers the most diverse infrastructure and services, among which accommodation, restaurants, marina, casino, discos, tennis and golf camps, and many others, with an ongoing major  urban-landscape remodeling that intends to renovate buildings decorated in the 6th and 7th of the twentieth century, meant for mass tourism, however degraded.

The proximity to exquisite natural areas, such as the beautiful Parque Natural da Serra da Arrábida, the Botanical Reserve of the Dunes of the Troia Peninsula, the fantastic Estuary of Rio Sado and the Comporta area, promote breath-taking landscapes, offering the best conditions for the practice of the most varied tourist and leisure activities.

Starting with the famous crossing by ferry that connects Setúbal to Troia, there is much to discover and enjoy in the Troia Peninsula, among the beautiful and serene beaches with small fishing villages, such as Comporta, Possanco, Carrasqueira, Brejos da Carregueira, maintaining the typical architecture and fishing traditions that are worth known and preserved.

It is ideal for a weekend of absolute rest, since here you will be shielded from the usual floods of people eager for animation. Besides the 17 km of beach that run around the left edge of the peninsula, there is little left beyond the golf course located halfway between Troia and Floodgate. The gastronomic offer is another attraction, with several restaurants listed among the favourite of so many people. Fresh fish, seafood and shellfish comprise the various menus of the most selected restaurants to be found.

To make your trip to Troia even more enjoyable, we invite you to rent a car from the website Car Hire Portugal. In case that the trip is over but you do not want to drive and you are ready to go home, we suggest a Troia transfer to or from Lisbon Airport.

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