Unearthing Roman Ruins on the Blue Coast

Unearthing Roman Ruins on the Blue Coast

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Troiaresort Modern chic combined with a fascinating history can be found at Troiaresort, a new development on the Blue Coast, just 30 minutes south of Lisbon.

Troia has been considered an area rich in Roman history ever since the 16th century and excavations in its Roman Ruins were commissioned by Queen Maria I of Portugal in the 18th century. Significant archaeological discoveries include marble pieces like inscriptions, friezes and sarcophagi, coins, ceramic and glass pieces from the day-to-day of populations from the Roman Empire.

The area was declared a National Monument in 1910 after houses, baths, a Christian basilica and several necropolises were found along with the most important fish-salting industrial complex in the Roman Empire.

Now, centuries after its discovery, Sonae Turismo, the developers of Troiaresort, have hired an archaeological team to interpret and preserve the site while developing Troiaresort into an international resort destination.

“Troia is a site of great historical and local importance, adding a unique magic and charm to the resort,” says Charles Roberts, Sales Manager of IRG Portugal, the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates who is selling the development. “Owners and guests will be able to visit the Roman Ruins and learn more about the local history, which is being preserved so it can be enjoyed by many generations to come.”

“The Blue Coast has seen its popularity rise in recent years, as people discover the area’s numerous charms. From historical sites to vineyards, and golden beaches to golf courses, the area has much to offer second home buyers.”

A region of vast natural beauty, the coastal countryside of the Troia peninsula is framed by impressive mountains in the nearby Arrobida National Park and clear waters of the Sado Estuary.

The 440-hectare resort development encompasses Troia’s world famous 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, a tennis centre, equestrian centre and a 184-berth marina.

Troiaresort-ruins The Central Area of the resort will be the hub of the development, featuring a casino, a five star hotel plus numerous restaurants, bars and shopping facilities. At the Beach Area, residents can relax on golden beaches or enjoy a wide range of leisure activities and water sports including jet skiing, surfing and scuba diving.

With a flight time of around three hours from the UK to Lisbon and transfer time of 30 minutes, Troiaresort is an ideal destination for short or long breaks.

Golden beaches, sparkling blue seas and warm a year-round climate, combined with the number of amenities and property management services onsite, make Troiaresort stand out both in concept and class.

Properties currently for sale at the resort include 79 apartments overlooking the marina. One and two bedroom apartments are available, with prices starting at €290,400 (approx. £230,080) for a one bedroom marina apartment.

Another 211 apartments are located directly on the beach with panoramic sea views. Studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments are available, with prices from €258,500 (approx. UK£206,245).

Private villa plots with full architectural approval are also available. Buyers can chose one of 98 plots overlooking either the ocean, lakes or golf course and prices range from €750,000 (approx. £598,395) to €1,400,000 (approx. £1,117,004). However, buyers are advised to budget between €1,800,000 and €2,500,000 for finished villa, pool and garden.

For further information, please visit www.irgtroiaresort.com or call 0800 082 5040 (UK freephone), or +351 21 464 3322 (Portugal office)