It is not often that an ecosystem is defined by a rock, but this might just be one of those rare examples. Aldeias de Xisto, or Schist Villages, are 27 small villages located in the mountains of Lousã and Açor, in the center of Portugal. They virtually managed to avoid extinction due to migration and nowadays offer a whole range of activities to both national and international visitors. An exciting fresh and new prospect for your vacations in Portugal.
This set of villages gets its name from ...continue reading