Thursday, July 18, 2019

At the peak of good living in Spain

Continuing the series on the villages of the Axarquia, local estate agent Sally Harrison guides us around Alcaucin…

Thousands left stranded after Spanair goes bust

Spanish airline now faces nine million euro fine after government launches legal action

A cleaner drive in Spain

Car hire giant Europcar is introducing electric cars to its Spanish fleet

Vueling introduce flights from Cardiff to Spain

Three weekly services will run between Cardiff and Alicante, and Cardiff and Mallorca

From Andalucía to the Antarctic

Expat Tiki Kyte joins a BBC crew retracing the steps of explorer Frank Wild who a century ago conquered the Frozen Planet

Iberia Airlines pilots strike once more

A total of 266 flights will be cancelled on January 9 and 11

No half measure for Sierra Nevada snowboarders

The Sierra Nevada is fast becoming one of Europe’s top resorts for snowboarding

Super stylee skiing in Spain

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke hangs out in southern Europe’s top skiing resort

Bee-ing there!

Buzz along to Colmenar, the true hive of the Axarquia, writes Wendy Williams

Racing along the raisin route

A great way to see the Axarquia is to take a tour by car around the so called ‘raisin route’ or Ruta de la Pasa, writes Sally Harrison

Sweet dreams

Jon Clarke discovers that the Axarquia has a long and rich history of winemaking

A chilling experience in the Axarquia

John Keogh takes a trip up the celebrated Chillar Gorge

Axarquia: A land of rebellion and renaissance

Why I fell in love with the confusing ham-shaped wedge of rutted hills and dry river valleys known as the Axarquia

My Top 10 places to visit around Ronda

Following a request from a reader, Paul Whitelock chooses his Top 10 places to visit around Ronda having already shared his Top 10 places in Spain and in Andalucía and his Top 10 favourite spots in Ronda itself

A Roman Holiday in Casares and Manilva

Casares was named after Julius Caesar, who cured a nasty skin complaint while staying there, discovers Jon Clarke

A view truly fit for a king as the Olive Press climbs continental Spain’s highest peak

The Olive Press sent JAMES BRYCE to the highest point in continental Spain, Mulhacen, in Granada, which according to legend is the final resting place of a Muslim monarch

Gaucin: A view from the top

Wendy Williams admires the views from the Balcony of the Serrania de Ronda and discovers what gives Gaucin its ‘zing’…

Crash landing for Spain’s first private capital airport

Ciudad Real Airport is to be left without flights

Living the high life in Spain

Wendy Williams explores a magical region of myths, mountains and sleeping mayors

British tourists blow holiday budget

Tourists usually spend 395 euros more than they planned

Spanish holiday costs slashed

Families are being offered breaks for up to 50 per cent off

What’s the point of Pamplona?

TRAVEL SPECIAL: James Bryce takes his life in his hands at the celebrated Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and discovers there is plenty more to the region than the drink-fuelled revelry suggests.

Riding the wind on the Costa de la Luz

JON CLARKE takes a trip along the Costa de la Luz, Andalucia’s most unspoilt, if sometimes rather breezy, coastline

Spanish footsteps of the gods

JAMES BRYCE took a trip to Chiclana and Sancti Petri, where it is said that the Temple of Hercules once stood and Roman leaders Hannibal and Caesar took their hols

Desert dreaming in Morocco

Giles Brown mostly feels like an extra in a Monty Python movie as he takes an adventurous trip into the desert via Marrakech

Morocco: A donkey route south

Jon Clarke bundled the kids in the car and took the 1000km journey south to the town which inspired Jimi Hendrix to write his hit Castles in the Sand
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