When someone mentions Ibiza, people usually think about an island with beautiful sandy beaches, great music, and exciting parties. This is definitely something that modern tourists are looking for, but the truth is that Ibiza is an island that can offer more to every type of tourists. Even though many visitors come here to experience the best parties in their life, there are also people who want to relax and spend some time exploring the area. Regardless of the category of tourists you belong to, visiting Atlantis while on Ibiza is a must.
Lying grandly opposite the Es Vedra islet, you can find the Atlantis. This is a secret cove where you can find many natural and manmade structures and items that make this place mythical too. There are many myths associated with this place, but before we go into details let’s learn more about the history of Atlantis.
Atlantis was once an important quarry which is also known as Sa Pedrera. From this place, most of the material used in the walls of Dalt Vila (Ibiza Old Town) which is now a World Heritage Site, was extracted during the 16ty century. Atlantis represents a pier on the sea surrounded by steps, rocks, and folds where the crystal clear water of the Mediterranean Sea is naturally filtered. Visitors can expect many small altars, carved figurines of gods of the Hindu religion, Buddha figures and figures from other religions. Many people believe that Atlantis radiates a very special energy and that this energy is received and sent toward Es Vedra islet.
It was the hippies that frequently visit this place that gave the name Atlantis, based on the legend of Atlantis. Many of them have lived in the cove for a while and practiced their stonemason skills. The specific rock formations were an inspiration for the hippie community in the 1960s and 1970s. Nowadays, many people want to visit this place to check their work and to enjoy the natural beauties of this area.
So if you are looking for something different to see, make sure you check this out!