Ibiza

Ibiza


Ibiza - third largest of the Balearic Islands

The archipelago of the Balearic Islands consists of 151 large and small islands. Takes place among the five inhabited Balearic Islands Ibiza third rank. 571 people live on the 135.000 square kilometer island, 50.000 of them in Ibiza Town. In Catalan, the island becomes Eivissa mentioned.
Ibiza - inside the island
Ibiza - inside the island


English tourists discovered Ibiza in the 1930s. Later, in the 1960s Years ago, dropouts and hippies were enthusiastic about Ibiza. The island was only discovered by mass tourism after 1970.

Santa Eulària des Riu

Santa Eulària des Riu


Ibiza's story

The first settlements on Ibiza may have appeared three and a half or four millennia ago. Stone towers, former places of worship, give rise to this chronological allocation. It has been proven that the Phoenician Carthaginians lived in 654 BC. Founded a colony on Ibiza. They began with the extraction of salt from sea water and built an important trading port for the time.

 

 

Romans conquered the Balearic region in 123 BC. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Vandals and later the Moors ruled the archipelago. Even the notorious Vikings ravaged Ibiza in AD 859. Peace only returned when the Moors were expelled from southern Spain at the beginning of the 13th century and the Balearic Islands came under Catalan rule. 

Fortifications in Ibiza town - Portal des ses Taules

Fortifications in Ibiza town - Portal des ses Taules


Ibiza today

Ibiza's main source of income is tourism. More than 90 percent of the income generated in Ibiza is generated by tourism. The island is not only known far beyond Spain for its beautiful landscapes but also for its club scene. Trendy large discos and countless bars put guests in a party mood during the season.

Beach at Portinatx

Beach at Portinatx


Agriculture and sheep breeding are only of minor economic importance. Salt production in the salt fields near Ses Salines makes a noticeable economic contribution. The salt pans produce an annual average of 60.000 to 65.000 tons of salt. In the Middle Ages, salt was the island's most important export.

Cultivated land in the northwest of the island

Cultivated land in the northwest of the island


Ibiza for cruise ship guests

The cruise ships are of increasing importance for island tourism. Every year 170 to 180 ships call at Ibiza Town. Cruise ships dock at the Estación Marítima Ibiza Botafoch next to the sea ferries terminal.

The cruise terminal of Ibiza town

The cruise terminal of Ibiza town


Port buses run regularly to the Estación Marítima in the city center. There, and in the immediate vicinity of the cruise terminal, car rental companies have their bases. Ibiza is a lovable island. It invites you to discover things on your own. We report on the attractions under Ibiza sights. 

Update October 2019