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Orio

With the blue of the estuary and of the sea over which it shows, and the yellow of the beach and the rowing team, Orio is a small village where we can practice sports or taste fish.

In its origin, Orio was not more than a port enclave of Donostia-San Sebastián. The pilgrims going through the coastal route of the Road to Santiago passed through the Parish of San Nicolás de Bari. Nevertheless, it soon became independent and settled as a fishing village.

With more than 5,000 inhabitants, this village is located in the River Oria's mouth, between the estuary where its fishing port is and the gentle coastal mountains. It historic quarter, known as `Goiko Kale´, dates from the 12th century and is made up of a network of steep streets that go up from the Church of San Nicolás towards the track leading to the Hermitage of San Martín de Tours, another Jacobean reference.

Orio, a village devoted to water, should take liking to rowing, which is a real passion here. If you see all the balconies full of yellow flags and banners, it means that we are in the season of rowing boat races.

Yellow is the colour of the local trainera (rowing boat). Following the estuary, we will get to the sea and to La Antilla beach, which is perfectly equipped and has a campsite by its side. The conjunction of the estuary, the sea, and the mountains allows us to practice multiple sports in Orio.

 

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