‘Mediterranean’

The 10 essentials of Valldemossa in Mallorca

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    Surely one of the most picturesque sights in Mallorca is the town of Valldemossa. Generally, all the towns in the Serra de Tramuntana will surprise travelers, but Valldemossa, a town that only calms down in winter, is likely to give you the best impression to take back with you. It is a genuine pleasure to walk through the cobbled streets decorated with thousands of flower pots and tiles honoring St. Catherine.   There is so much you can see and do in this charming little town. Here goes a list of the essentials that you can’t afford to…

There’s a lot to Mallorca also in fall

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  If anyone thinks there’s nothing to Mallorca beyond summer, the sun and the beach, they’re terribly wrong. Of course, Mallorca is the island of the sun and of summer, but it is also a magic, warm, welcoming place that is ideal for a getaway from routine, disconnecting from work and blending in with nature any time of the year, but especially in the fall. One of the best parts for enjoying Mallorca in fall, when temperatures are still pleasant and nature is waiting for us to enjoy it, is the north coast. Cyclists know that Mallorca is the ideal…

Flavorful Greek cuisine

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  Greek cuisine is based on the Mediterranean diet but it is also influenced by the Orient. It is actually Mediterranean cuisine with important influences from the Balkans, Italy and the Middle East as a result of the many migrations in periods of war. The natural produce and products processed in Greek areas are the essential ingredients of its recipes. The care with which they prepare food is one of the hallmarks of the traditional flavors of this Mediterranean cuisine. Greek fields are plentiful in olive groves, lemon trees and many vegetables, creating a unique, captivating landscape that is transferred…

Greece has islands to suit every taste

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  Culture, art and customs are combined in an unforgettable landscape of crystal-clear waters and never-ending blue hues that will become imprinted in the memory of those visiting these islands.  Each and every one of the Greek Islands has a peculiar architecture, mythology and hospitality that will make visitors fall in love with this land. With over a million people, the Greek Islands can be divided in a number of archipelagos: the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian, Sporades, North Aegean and those in the Saronic Gulf. Altogether they make up a mosaic of 2,000 islands, of which only around 200 are inhabited.…

Get it right with your souvenirs from Mallorca

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  Beyond the flamenco dresses and the Mexican sombreros that have little to do or nothing at all with this Mediterranean island, Mallorca has things to offer that can serve as quality souvenirs for those who don’t want to return home empty handed and prefer to take a bit of the island in their suitcase. If you’re looking for something different but typical of Mallorca, these are the things you have to look for at shops, markets and flea markets in Palma and other towns on the island: Leather: Whether it be leather shoes, clothes or assortments, in Mallorca, and…

Archduke Ludwig Salvator and Frédéric Chopin: two men in love with the Serra de Tramuntana

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The Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range in Mallorca included on the Unesco World Heritage List, emerges majestically over the Mediterranean, sheltering the island from the north wind known as Tramuntana. The beautiful towns, the magical forests of oak and pine trees, the curved olive trees and the rugged mountains towering over the horizon of the blue sea have captivated many. Two of the most celebrated admirers were Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria and the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. · Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria came under its spell in 1869, at the age of 20, and asked the Emperor…

There’s a lot more to Mallorca than just beaches

  Mallorca possesses dazzling natural beauty that is enhanced by the taste for the good things in life. Its beautiful limestone cliffs, distant, dreamlike mountains, charming little villages, magical forests of oak, pine and olive trees, vast and exuberant plains covered with carob trees, almond trees and vineyards… all these things contribute to make this Mediterranean island much more than just beaches with turquoise waters and fine, white sand. The Serra de Tramuntana, included on the World Heritage List, is a mountain range that rises in the northwest of the island. It is made up by paths, walls and terraces,…

Secret hideouts in Mallorca

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The Balearic island of Mallorca has places that are unknown secrets even for many locals. The daring guys of Hi Balearic reveal one of the most beautiful hideouts on the island: Caló del Contraban in Capdepera. It is truly mesmerizing. >> Caló del Contraban – Hi Balearic   “The hotels in Mallorca of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts  provide visitors with irresistible emotions that you can experience on the largest of the Balearic Islands. The excellent location of the IBEROSTAR hotels in Mallorca, spread out throughout the island, provides an incomparable opportunity to discover all its secrets.”

Puerto Portals, a select atmosphere in Mallorca

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  The favorite harbor for the wealthier ranks of the international social scene and the regular mooring point of the Spanish Royal Family is none other than Puerto Portals, a luxury setting in the town of Portals Nous, just 12 km from the capital, Palma de Mallorca, right next to the impressive bay. All year round, but especially in the summer, many important characters from the international jet set flock together here. Don’t be surprised if you run into the likes of Paris Hilton, the designer Valentino, Bill Gates, Michael Douglas or Claudia Schiffer, just to name a few of…

IBEROSTAR COMES TO IBIZA

IBEROSTAR Santa Eulalia

The IBEROSTAR Santa Eulalia Ibiza is a 4 star Premium category hotel boasting 188 rooms and a prime beachfront location in S’Argamassa.  The opening of its first hotel on the Pityusic island of Ibiza and its fifteenth in the Balearic archipelago is further proof of the Majorcan chain’s commitment to the Balearic Islands as a prime tourist destination. London, 01 June 2016 – IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has a new hotel and destination in Ibiza: the IBEROSTAR Santa Eulalia Ibiza. The chain’s first hotel on the island of Ibiza, it is the latest addition to its outstanding range of tourist…