427 by Portuguese navigators. The Azores islands were populated in the 15th century by pioneers from Portugal although small groups of Flemings settled in some of the islands.
The genesis of the Azores is found upon 1766 volcanoes, nine of which are still active. In the sea, there are submarine geothermal springs.
The Azores are a world-class destination for adrenaline seekers and nature lovers alike, and the best way to truly discover all the hidden gems around the islands is by hiking.
The smallest of the Azores, Corvo island has only one village, which is home to 468 locals — one of the smallest communities in Europe.
The island gets its name (meaning Flowers) from the luxuriant botanical garden of a landscape covered in goldenrods and pink and blue hydrangeas.