Portugal’s fairly isolated location in the far corner of the continent makes it Europe’s least visited and most underrated tourist destination. Fewer crowds make for a relaxed, authentic experience. Pack your itinerary with visits to hilltop Medieval castles, azulejo-studded palaces, cobblestone villages and architecturally-stunning cities. Don’t let its small size deceive you, Portugal abounds with fascinating culture, historically significant monuments, and breathtaking natural beauty. A single day can be spent hiking in lush green mountains, mingling with the friendly locals, or wandering through scenic vineyards sipping on copious amounts of Portugal’s famous velvety port wine. Throw in plenty of fresh seafood, a coastline strewn with remote sandy beaches and an affordable price tag, and it makes for an ideal choice of holiday destination.