The Azores are the Atlantic Ocean's best-kept secret. Here life is lived at a slower pace. Amid the quiet pastures and pretty fishing villages, a tranquillity reigns which belies the turbulent geological past that gave birth to this cluster of volcanic islands. Azores: The Bradt Travel Guide allows you to get the very most from a glorious landscape. Scale the rugged sides of Pico mountain or take a gentler stroll to the mythical lakes of Sete Cidades. Walk the length of Europe's westernmost coastline on the island of Flores or dive among fabulous underwater lava formations. You cannot fail to be enchanted by these garden islands of the Atlantic. This guide contains: information on where to stay and where to eat; clear maps and town plans; information on culture and history; scenic walks; illustrated guide to the islands' key flora; whale-watching, diving and fishing. (5 1/4 x 8 1/2, 272 pages, color photos, illustrations, maps)Sayers, David is the author of 'Azores Bradt Travel Guide' with ISBN 9781841620268 and ISBN 1841620262.