Azoia is a quaint village in the district of Leira that has maintained a genuine rural charm. Surrounded by flora typical of the Serra de Sintra but perched on the edge of the Atlantic, it is an ideal place for countryside strolls. A stone’s throw away is Cabo da Roca—mainland Europe’s western terminus. A lighthouse, originally built in 1772, sits dramatically atop the cape’s jutting cliffs.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More