Ibiza History and Culture

History of Ibiza whilst self-catering Spain

Ibiza has witnessed many civilisations across its history. Relax in one of our villas in Ibiza and discover the island and these different cultures.The island was founded by the Phoenicians in 7th century BC, who discovered the port of Ibossim, which is now known as Ibiza Town. Stay in one of our holiday homes in Spain and walk in the footsteps of the Phoenicians, whilst visiting the Puig de Molins necropolis, which can still be viewed today. Back then, the thriving commercial metropolis survived mainly from a trade in salt, largely due to the Phoenician Carthaginians who founded a colony based on the salt fields. Our self catering Spain holidays provide the perfect opportunity to visit the Nature Reserve Ses Salines.

Ibiza villas

Villas in Ibiza I Historic sites

As mentioned, the necropolis has survived until today. The historic Puig des Molins site is one not to be missed! The site covers an area of ​​50 thousand square meters, making it the largest of its kind in the world and, together with Sa Caleta, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The archaeological site of Sa Caleta is nestled in the bay of Es Bol Nou, the first Phoenician settlement on the island. Whilst staying at one of our many Spain holiday villas, it is well worth a visit! Likewise, the Cave of Culleram in Sant Vicent de sa Cala, is not to be missed. The old temple was dedicated to the goddess of fertility and is today the symbol of Ibiza. Soak up the special atmosphere of this place whilst staying at one of our apartments Spain.

Villas in Spain close to historic sites

In the necropolis, approximately 3,500 tombs were discovered and developed. It is this site where the first inhabitants of the island of Ibiza were laid to rest. In some tombs, researchers discovered valuable goods. Spain holiday villas provide the perfect base from which to explore such sites and take a look at these findings at the Archaeological Museum. Today, the tombs are located between old olive trees and junipers. It is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the tranquillity amidst our self-catering Spain holidays.