Mondron

Away from the noise of the Costa del Sol, there is the beautiful village of Mondron. It is a typical white village, located 45 kilometers from Málaga and 28 kilometers from the coast Torre del Mar, at an altitude of 610 meters. Mondron has a subtropical climate and a wide variety of wild flowers, almond trees and orange blossoms in the spring period.

Surrounded by remarkable landscapes, Mondron is an attractive traditional small community with a modern community of detached villas recently built. Located about 2.5 km from the center of Periana within the area of Axarquia.

For a small village, Mondron has a surprising amount of facilities including two small supermarkets and a few excellent bars / restaurants. The main source of income for Mondron is from the surrounding crops, particularly the delicious olive oil is typical for this region and by many the best in the region. There also is an olive oil museum which invites you to explore ancient oil making techniques, old ways to produce the ‘liquid gold’ that earned Periana a household name. It houses millstones and traditional farming tools. There is a gift shop to buy traditionally made oil. Or you can already have a look in their online shop www.aceitesmondron.com.

 

Periana

Periana has about 3700 inhabitants and is situated in the area known as Axarquia. Which is part of the Andalusia region. Periana is known for its olives and peaches. It has its own olive oil co-operation and is included in the ‘oil and mountains’ route. In August the village celebrates the ‘Peaches Festival’ and the olive harvest is celebrated with the ‘Green Olives Party’ in March.

The village itself consists of small streets with shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants and all the usual amenities of a hip town. The architecture you can find is called Moorish Periana and the village church San Isidoro has ‘Mudejar’ influences. Periana is only a 10 minutes drive away from Villa Oliva, so perfect for enjoying the Spanish hospitality here.

Plaza de la Lomilleja offers great views of the Guaro river basin and La Viñuela reservoir. In fact, given it’s privileged location, Periana boasts terrific panoramic views of the region of Axarquía.