LOCATION AND CLIMATE
The Archipelago of the Azores is formed by nine volcanic islands situated in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 1500km from the European coast and 3900km of the coast of North America. The archipelago is divided into three different groups: eastern – Santa Maria and São Miguel, central – Terceira, Pico, Graciosa, São Jorge, Faial; West – Flores and Corvo.
In its whole, the archipelago comprises an area of 2.323 sq. Km, with São Miguel being the biggest island (745 sq. Km) and Corvo the smallest (only 17 sq. Km).
HOW TO GET THERE?
Due to its geographical location the airplain is the main way to reach the Azores.Daily flights via Lisbon and Porto, ensure the connection of the Archipelago with anywhere in Europe or another continent. Regular flights with direct connection to Madeira and North America (Boston – United States and Toronto – Canada).There are direct flights to Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel Island from:- Amsterdam (Netherlands)
– Billund and Copenhaga (Denmark)
– Dusseldorf, Berlim and Frankfurt (Germany)
– Gothenburg and Stockholm (Sweden)
– Helsinki (Finland)
– London and Manchester (UK)
– Oslo (Norway)
– Barcelona, Madrid and Gran Canaria (Spain)
– Paris (France)
– Salvador de Bahia (Brazil)Due to its geographical situation, it is a stop point of cruises and yachts that are crossing the ocean between Europe and America.
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