Menorca was conquered by about every imaginable European group throughout the centuries and millennia, as it provided the perfect conditions for a sea base. Romans, Vandals, Moors and Spanish Catholics have all had their heyday here, leaving magnificent archaeological footprints in their respective wakes. Explore these footprints during your holiday in Menorca villas. Though Menorca is one of the most popular Balearic islands, the other ones have to be discovered too. If partying and night life are your thing, then Ibiza is a must see for you. For more relaxed holiday makers, why not visit Formentera, the most southerly and least inhabited of the Balearic islands. Destinations such as Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, among other Canary islands, are often compared to Menorca, as they both offer similar experiences.
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Holiday villas in Menorca - A beautiful island for relaxed holidays
Even more impressive, however, is Menorca’s natural splendor. The pastoral farmland partitioned by ancient, low-topped, crumbling stone walls seem to resemble a rugged Scottish landscape more than a Spanish territory, and among the island’s most beautiful natural attractions, Monte Toro is hard to miss. This towering green mountain mixes the austerity of the Pyrenees with the lusciousness of a hot Mediterranean island. It is also Menorca's highest spot, sitting between the towns of Mahon and Ciutadella. Rent Holiday apartments in Menorca and enjoy the fabulous views and spectacular sunsets. Hiking and cycling are big here, and there is a wealth of places where you can rent a bike and join up with a tour to explore the mountain and the surrounding countryside. While staying in Menorca holiday apartments, don’t miss the opportunity roll out to the Cales Coves just outside of the city of Mahon. The best thing about these caves is that there are no organized tours, so you can get that same sense of exploration that the first inhabitants of Menorca must have had when they found the caves to be a choice location to bury their dead. You’ll probably end up with a different conclusion, as many travellers do: that the caves are simply spectacular.
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Don't miss to see the sunset in Mahon - During your Menorca family holidays
Back in Mahon a lively, if small nightlife scene awaits you, although there’s plenty of room for mellow relaxation and wistful gazing out into the incredible seascape at sunset from your holiday rental. The Mahon Port is a wonderful place to view the incredible, fleeting change of colours unravelling upon the dome-like sky. Menorca is a great setting for a family vacation, with plenty of family-friendly self catering holiday homes Menorca or Menorca resorts to choose from. For children, things to do on Menorca range from land based beach sports to water parks and sailing (with adult supervision, of course), and adults can play golf, the whole family can take the reins and ride horseback through the splendid island countryside and along the beaches. Of course, this is also a spectacular honeymoon destination, with romantic luxury Menorca holiday apartments to celebrate the beginning of married life.