Corvo, a curious miniature island, has a beautiful large caldera at its centre.
The clusters of white houses along a ravine by the sea. The blue-water lakes at the bottom of a wide crater. The green of the landscape. The population who live according to centuries-old traditions, that take us back to an almost-forgotten world that isolation has preserved.
If you only have a few hours, you can get to know Corvo by walking down the town’s few streets taking in the houses with their coloured window-frames. Visit the single church that safeguards a precious 16th Century Flemish image. Climb Mount Gordo to gaze down on the islet-pierced lakes that lie at the bottom of the Caldera. Rapture over the sea-bounded horizons, the nearby mass of the island of Flores.
Those who would like to get to know its people a little better should stay two or three days, or even a week. And then, you can go home, full of the serenity that comes from partaking of the simple life of a small community, an experience that will remain with you forever.
Squat black-stone structures containing an ingenious mechanism which turns the wood dome to position the windmill’s sails at the best angle to the wind.
An old crater that created the island. The crater’s bottom contains two lakes of an irregular shape. With a little imagination, the small volcanic ash cones seem to represent seven of the nine islands in the Azores.