Day: saturday Time: 9 a.m. Prices: 29 € / adult y 20 € / child (3-12 years)
Information about the itinerary:
Departure at the indicated time from Roquetas de Mar with destination Adra. We drive along the coast of Almeria to the most southern village of the province. We visit Adra, with it’s archeological excavations of Cerro de Montecristo, the Museum of Adra, the church of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. In the afternoon we do a brandy tasting at a distillery and we visit the fish-auction in the harbour, to watch the arrival of the little fishing boats wtih fresh fish. Subsequently we start the return-trip to our hotels. Arrival at Roquetas de Mar and the end of our service.
Incluided in our prices:
- Transport by bus
- Accompanying guide during the whole excursion.
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons.
Adra is a city, situated in the region of Poniente, at 50 km. of the capital, the fourth municipality of importance in the province, with more then 24.500 inhabitants.
Traditionally the economy is based on fishing and the sea in general. The foundation by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. made Abdera a unique commercial enclave. Later the Romans transported their garum, a very appreciated product in the roman kitchen, from the abderitanian coast to many harbours around the Mediterranean Sea.
Sugarcanes were introduced during the second half of the sixteenth century and together with the canning industry, it developped Adra into a very important commercial harbour. The increase in commercial activities with other mediterranean harbours awakened the interest of italian merchants from Genova and Milan; the control over the production of sugarcanes as also their transformation provided them a huge influence in the city of Adra.
Nowadays, the harbour of Adra, built as from 1911, is still one one of the most influential harbours on the mediterannean coast considering the extension of the fleet. The agricultural sector with the intensive horticulture, also called horticulture under plastic, is the basis for the economy of the city, which reminds of the importance of Adra since the 16th century with the production of sugarcanes. The spectacular economical activity which is developped by the service-sector should not be forgotten.
The city of Adra, situated on the border of the provinces of Almeria and Granada, has a coast of more then 13 km. where many beaches can be found, each one of them with a unique and attractive beauty. That is why these beaches in the last several years have become the holiday destination of many visitors. At the same time they have received the appreciation of different authorities, like the Q for touristic Quality as well as the blue banners of the European Union. The motorway of the Mediterranean Sea allows a quick communication with the surrounding areas, which contributes to an economical and touristic development of the region.