By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
From the mainland of Spain at Porto Denia to Ibiza, it is about 75 miles or 120km. Mallorca and Menorca are 150 and 250 miles away, respectively.
On some summer weekends the Balearics seem like a suburb of Valencia…mixed in with jet-setters from around the world.
Looming over the old city are the massive medieval stone walls of Dalt Vila—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and its Gothic cathedral.
Modern Ibiza is very much a party town for the young. But it does have an ancient past. Its history is similar—but not identical—to that of Menorca and Mallorca.
The island’s largest cities are Ibiza Town; in Catalan called Vila d’Eivissa, or simply Vila, as well as Sant Antoni de Portmany, or San Antonio.
The Spanish have been trying for years to make the claim that Ibiza is not just beaches, bars, and bikinis.
Not very successfully.
Some call the place, “Gomorrah of the Med.”
If you ask someone about the principal attractions of Ibiza, you’re not likely to hear about great museums, cathedrals, and historical sites.
You are much more likely to hear about Paradis, Amnesia, Privilege, DC-10 and other clubs presenting live acts or DJs featuring techno or dance music.
The peak Gomorrah season runs from about June through September.
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