The beautiful Balearic island of Ibiza

The beautiful Balearic island of Ibiza is a resort for young and restless spirits and for lounging and happy families. Ibiza is an exotic place for heavenly rest. The Spanish island of Ibiza is a popular tourist destination where the party seems never to end. Like most southern islands, there are amazing golden beaches washed in turquoise waters. But the charm of Ibiza is hidden in the steep white canals rising along the coast and into the sea, probably due to its nickname – La Isla Blanca. And unlike the many exotic nooks, coniferous vegetation prevails, and there are no “dangerous” representatives of the animal species like spiders and reptiles. The most beautiful of the four Balearic islands, and the third largest among them, Ibiza, is located in the Mediterranean, in the possession of Spain. Together with Formentera, it forms the Pythian islands or the so-called Pirin Islands.

Ibiza is 80 km from Valencia and about 3 km from another popular resort of San Antonio. Administratively, Ibiza is divided into 5 parts – San Jose de Tallassia, Santa Eulalia de Rio, San Antonio de Portmani, San Juan de Lavrio and the capital Ibiza. As the island of Ibiza was part of the Phenicia trade road network, in 654 BC, they founded a port town with the name Ibosim (dedicated to their god of music and Bess dances). When the Greeks arrive, however, they first give the two islands (Ibiza and Formentera) the name of Pythius, because of the thick coniferous foliage that covers them. Perhaps you should start from the old city of Ibiza, which originated in 1554 and is surrounded by impressive walls of which only a small part is found today.

Elected by the Italian architect Calvi, they seem to have been unaffected by time and history and today are one of the two fortifications in Europe, preserved their authentic construction. Overlooking the cobbled streets, a magnificent cathedral rises, where breathtaking views of the island and the sea are revealed. Speaking of a sea, do not forget to go to the port of Ibiza, where the only “circular obelisk” in Europe is dedicated to the time when the island was the subject of numerous pirate raids. At the port of the neighboring resort town of San Antonio, in the 1990s, a monument was placed in the shape of an egg centered in the center of Christopher Columbus’s Santa María. The monument, known as The Egg, connects the city with the origin of the great traveler and with his belief that there are no impossible things to do.

If you also want to enjoy the natural sights in and around Ibiza, start at the famous rock, pierced a few miles into the sea, named Es Vedra. In fact, it resembles an island that can only be reached by boat. However, he is surrounded by mysticism, because he counts countless legends for him. According to some, it has been populated by sirens, according to others, it was the sacred island of the Phoenician goddess of the fertility of Tanit, which became a patron of Ibiza and there were sacrifices to her honor. Others claim to have seen unidentified flying objects and that Es Vedra is part of the sunken Atlantis. It is also believed that material is being taken from this island to make Egyptian pyramids, and that whoever has a desire to go there, it will come true. But one thing is true – because of the high content of metals and minerals in the rock structure, Es Vedra emits a strong magnetic field that upsets the compasses and affects the more sensitive natures.

That’s why the place is declared third on the planet with the strongest magnetic radiation. Ibiza can provide you with more attractions, just as interesting and impressive. The caves with which the whole island is moored, keep ancient remains and evidence of prehistoric life. The Phoenician tomb Necròpolis del Puig des Molins, in the center of the main city, also deserves your attention as well as the numerous churches and cathedrals that you can find in any of Ibiza’s settlements. You can see the authentic white huts with thick walls preserved in the time-saved villages of San Jose, Santa Gertrudis, San Rafael and San Carlos, and if you rent a boat, you can make your daily beach on the uninhabited islands of Canyarro and Espalmador.



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