O Grove throws a famous shellfish festival the second week of October, but you can enjoy the day's catch in taverns and restaurants year-round. From O Grove, you can cross a bridge to the island of A Toxa (La Toja), famous for its spas—the waters are said to have healing properties. Legend has it that a man abandoned an ailing donkey here and found it up on all fours, fully rejuvenated, upon his return. The island's south side has a palm-filled garden anchored on one side by the Capilla de San Sebastián, a tiny church covered in cockleshells.
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