– The new allure of the Azores – NBC News

– “Silvio Medina showed us the best of his Island!

– K. S., New York, USA

 Flores is the gem of The Azores. Small, easy to get around, filled with great cottage rentals, quiet walking trails festooned with waterfalls. Amazing flowers and geology to see. Faja Grande feels like the end of the earth. Waterfalls shoot over the high steep cliffs into the sea, as if the water is falling off of the flat earth. Silvio of Toursofflores was a great guide and driver. He is perfect in English, very well versed in everything Flores, and went out of his way to be sure we saw everything we wanted to see at the best times! Driving in and out of the mists. He also showed us a fantastic cottage to stay in while we where there. Great guy! Perfect Island peacefull and natural.

If you are visiting Flores for the first time, or a return visitor, I highly recommend Silvio’s tour of the Island. His tour highlights the most beautiful parts of the island including breathtaking coastal views, quaint and charming villages, historic churches, and even local cuisine. Even though we could not speak the Portuguese language, Silvio’s handle of the English language was wonderful, and he was even able to translate for us on several occasions. Since our group was small we were able to customize the island tour to our interests, and Silvio was happy to spend as much time as we needed in any location. Our trip to Flores was certainly memorable, and we cannot wait for our return visit.

-Maribeth B., Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

“We have visited Flores twice so far and find it one of the most beautiful of the Azores Islands. We were lucky to have been recommended Silvio as our guide. Silvio has a very pleasant personality, his is friendly and polite, his English is very good, his knowledge of the island is perfect so that he could show us the most interesting aspects of the Island and even some hidden parts of it. Silvio is also a very good and careful driver and each time we took a tour with him we felt very secure and could enjoy our trips to the full. We definitely ask Silvio to be our guide on our next visit.”

 -Gabriela and Alfred

In September we spent some days on Flores and Silvio was our guide. He showed us the most beautiful parts of Flores and had a lot of ideas, even when the weather wasn’t so good. We appreciated him very much and can recommend him in any case. Silvio knew, where the good restaurants are and he knows a lot more. If we would visit Flores again, Silvio has to be our guide!!

-Maria van de Vlekkert and Rolf Hefti, Lausen, Switzerland

We first toured Flores with Silvio when he was 18 years old, and were some of his very first clients. He was, and is, a great driver and a knowledgeable tour guide. He also speaks fluently in English. We have returned to this beautiful Island several times over the years, and always with Silvio as our guide and friend. His photos show you a little of the beauty, but being there and seeing it for yourself is an unforgettable experience.


Caro Sílvio, You were my tour guide — par excellence! — for two half-days on Flores in mid-June 2002. Although you showed me all of the island, we concentrated on Fajãzinha and Fajã Grande, where I suspected (and have since confirmed) my Flores ancestors were from. I’ve recommended you to friends who were planning visits to Flores. 

– Kathie

Silvio, Flores is great, the taxi driver fantastic, muito obrigado! If you want, we can send you some pictures of our trip……you know me? Middel of septembre me an my wife were at the island of Flores!

Guido Spohr






2 thoughts on “Reviews

  1. Mario Arrigo Rimbaldo and Vincenzo Rivaroli – Italy – luglio 2013
    we appreciated the friendliness and professionalism of Silvio who accompanied us to discover the beauty of Flores. Silvio thanks.Hope to see you again.

  2. What an amazing place! The Jewel of The Azores. Silvio was the perfect guide…he has vast knowledge of all things Flores! He speaks great English…is prompt and fun! He really went out of his way to take us to the places we wanted to see at the right times of day to enjoy the sights at their peaks.
    Dont miss Flores…and when there Silvio is the GO TO GUY for sure.
    Thank you Silvio for a great time!
    Kevin and Alex New York

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