Avis is located approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) from Lisbon, the country's capital.
Avis isn't the only place in Alentejo worth experiencing; visitors can also rent a vehicle and set off to explore the charms of the surrounding countryside, towns and cities. Interesting places within a relatively short distance of Avis are Crato, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest, and Estremoz, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest.
Evora, is another good place to head to. It is approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Avis and offers a great selection of points of interest, like University of Evora, Evora Monte Castle and Montemor-o-Novo Castle. Don't rush back to Avis until you've investigated Evora's Evora Museum, Anta Grande do Zambujeiro and Termas Romanas.
If you're on the lookout for things to do that won't break the bank, why not take a little tour of Alentejo's many outdoor popular gardens. History buffs won't want to miss Alentejo's fine old old towns, fortresses and historic bridges.
If you love to get wet, this is a great place for watersports. Surfing is a common pastime and another great activity is canoeing. Why don't you relax and enjoy during gentle pastimes such as beach combing and picnicking. Both are well-loved options for both travelers and locals alike.
When it's time to leave, say a fond Adeus (farewell) to the interesting characters you've met and the spots you've been.