This oval shaped island with 13km of length, is the second smallest island of the archipelago, where Pico Timão is the highest point with 398m. Once you step foot in Graciosa you will be right on a Biosphere Reserve, as the island was recognized by UNESCO.
With a very picturesque town, explore Santa Cruz as much as you can and appreciate the whitewashed houses and the Santa Cruz church from the 16th century.
One of the must see is Furna do Enxofre, a visiting cave under the Caldeira, that was firstly explored by Prince Albert of Monaco in 1879 on his visit to the Azores.
Don't be in a hurry and mix with the residents, as it's a place easily visited on foot and if you want to try new flavors, try the famous Queijada da Graciosa. Enjoy this kind of peaceful destination and everything around you, don't rush to visit the island in one day.