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The town of Olhao lies slightly to the east of Faro in the Algarve and its history has been connected with the fishing industry. Initially, it would have been a very small group of Fishermans huts living on the beach. However, by 1679 its importance was sufficient to justify the construction of its defensive Fort of Sao Lorenco. During the French occupation of the Algarve in the Peninsular War, the town of Olhao was to record a notable public uprisings against the occupiers. On the 16 of June in 1808, a public revolt ended with the expulsion of the French from Olhao and subsequently from the rest of the Algarve region. About a month later a small group of 17 men embarked in a small boat to cross the Atlantic to Brazil in the hope of promoting the return of their King to the Algarve and to Portugal. In recompense, for this valiant act the Prince Regent Joao distinguished its inhabitants by raising the status of Olhao to a town. It was to become the largest and most successful fishing port in the Algarve. Even today, the fish market is a worth a visit due to the variety of catch and its lively atmosphere.
There are several nice sandy island beaches which can be reached by public transport. The Ilha de Culatra, Ilha do Faro and the Ilha da Armona.