Moliceiros moored in Aveiro Aveiro, nicknamed the "Portuguese Venice", is the capital of the area with the same name that stretches over a hundred kilometres along the Atlantic coast. After strolling along the central canal to admire the Art Nouveau houses, you can lose yourself in the narrow streets of the old fishing district and then cruise aboard a " Moliceiro", a pretty local gondola. Also, not to be missed: Espinho with its beautiful sandy beach and Costa Nova, a fishing village with sandy streets and colourful facades. You'll find many apartments or villas for sale because the property market in the Aveiro area is still flourishing. So, swimmers and surfers, what are you waiting for?