AOL Travel recommends Alentejo as a 'blissful escape'


The Alentejo is in the Top 10 of AOL Travel portal for a getaway in May, alongside the Bahamas, Seychelles, Cannes, Greece, Budapest, Norcia, Carinthia, Bergen and Lake Tahoe.

The existence of unique landscapes and forests - marked by oak trees and sunflowers fields - the chance to relax on the coast, the wine tourism, castles and medieval whitewashed villages are some of the features of Alentejo region.

The portal says it's "one of the ideal destinations for a blissful escape". In the article, signed by journalist Roshina Jowaheer, the region is still considered as "a unexplored place , ideal for visitors seeking tranquility and travel without the crowds".