For travellers and residents the main attraction of this seaside town lies in its charming, old fashioned streets and buildings. Old fashioned it may be, but by no means uncomfortable.
Here you can relax, take leisurely strolls, explore the waterfront, look at the interesting items on sale at the local shops, dine on sumptuous locally prepared seafood, and gaze at the sun setting on the gulf every evening.
The town is believed to be as old as 2000 years, which means it was probably around when the Romans were ruling this part of Europe. During the medieval times, the town became an important maritime location, a place where trading could be facilitated by sea. Ship building became an important industry.
In the early part of the 20th century, the town began to gain popularity as a tourist resort, thanks to the balmy air, lovely weather, and hospitable people. The first phase of development, in terms of construction of hotels, began around this time.
The traveller gets the best of both worlds. The proximity to the mountains offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, camping, biking. The nearness to the sea, on the other hand, means that you can also enjoy boating and watersports. The area is popular with seasoned sailors, owing to its well developed boating facilities.