ALHAMA DE GRANADA famous spa resort, it has great views of the Sierra Nevada, has old Arabian bathes and a interesting church or Iglesia Mayor.
LOJA, a typical white village in the Andalusian style, and has several important monuments, as the Alcazaba, an old Arabian and the Church of San Gabriel, from 16th century. I never been there but I stop always in the road for a coffee only to enjoy the views from the top
While Granada itself merits a dedicated visit of a few days, the rest of Andalucía offers a plethora of exciting cities and villages to explore. Public transport exists between some of the destinations, but the best way to explore is to rent a car and drive from village to town to village through the extensive network of excellent roads. Click on Andalucía for other possible destinations.
I founded this web on internet, but i have not used their services, they provide diferent kinds of excursions for groups
Check their offers, some are very interesting
One day trips to Sevilla or Cordoba.
Also a combination of Granada a visit to Alpujarras on the way to Almeria and spent a few days in Almeria coast visiting the Natural park Cabo de Gata will be nice (by own experience)
Everywhere you find these tile plaques indicating the way to go to Santiago.
It is almost cross-country...
These charming White Villages are still rather farmer’s then touristy places. And they are as typical for Andalucia as tapas and shining sun.
The neighbour province of Jaén is relatively unknown and full of jewels to be discovered. You can see more pictures in the travelogue.