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Are you searching for Spanish property for sale but don't know the area? Below is our A - Z of the Spanish villages in Andalusia. The first one being Pueblo el Fantasma or Village of the ghosts! You will find information about some of the villages in the lovely Axarquia region on the Costa del Sol, East of Malaga. Which should in turn help you decide on which area suits you best. Then, when you are ready, contact us at Axarquia Properties to view some of our vast selection of properties for sale and property for rent within these areas.

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Canillas de Aceituno

Canillas de Aceituno is situated 17 km from its capital, Vélez-Málaga, in the north east of the region at an altitude of 650 metres above sea level. There are three ways of reaching the village. From Arenas and then turning…

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Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida (pronounced Alb eye da) is part of the Sun and Wine route and is situated 52 km from Malaga and 24 km from Vélez-Málaga. The name Albaida means white and was named by the Arabs who founded the village…

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Chilches is a small village situated between Benajarafe and Rincon de la Victoria about 12 from Malaga. There is a beach area but the village itself is inland just over the motorway and up in the hills. Its name comes from…

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Colmenar, the capital of the Montes de Málaga, lies in the most westerly point of the Axarquía, 30 km from Málaga and the coast. It is 700 metres above sea level and is part of the Ruta del Aceite y los Montes. Although populated…

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Comares is probably the most talked about and most seen (from afar) village in the Axarquía. From almost wherever you are you can catch sight of Comares. It sits right on top of the mountain some 735 metres above sea level,…

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Cómpeta, pronounced by stressing the Com and not the Peta, is a high mountain village situated in the foothills of Sierra Almijara with an 18 km long windy road taking you up to the village from the coast. It’s on the route…

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The very name conjures up images of pantomime fairies and cats! However the Romans named it La Paloma, the Pigeon! The villages perches, perhaps a little pigeon like, 600metre above sea level, with spectacular views of the…

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Cútar is a small village perched on the side of a hill, situated on the road from Benamargosa to El Borge, which are its closest neighbours, and a 30 min drive to Vélez-Málaga. It is part of the Route of the Raisin and the…

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