Menorca

Menorca is the easternmost and with an area of ​​701 square kilometers, the second largest Balearic island. In the heart of the western Mediterranean situated, it extends in length from east to west, from sunrise to sunset. Menorca has a length of approximately 50 and a maximum width of 17 kilometers. The landscape character and the geology of the island as seen, there are two very different parts of the country: the north and the south. The popularly „Tramontana“ said the North is part of the mountainous and rural, its beaches have red sand and the landscape is of exceptional beauty, like the Cape Favaritx, where land and sea meet harsh and bizarre. The South, „Migjorn“, is much more gentle, and its red earth formed a panel with high cliffs, with pierced by lovely pine-wooded valleys and overgrown slopes, which are lined with magnificent golden sandy beach coves.

Menorca has not only waved profile, in which small and rolling hills with fertile lowlands change, as perceived from the Monte Toro. With its 357 meters it is the highest point on the island. From here, with views of a large part of the geography. Another peculiarity of Menorca, which characterizes its landscape and man-made was, though the centuries, has finally become a part of nature itself. It is the infinite and meticulous division of the country by means of perfect and innovative dry-stone walls, the fences as framing „tanques“ said parcels of land. The oddity because let me tell you that the bestaunenswerten parts of this dry stone labyrinth-strung together in a chain that would result according to an old saying a length of 15,000 kilometers.

A rough description of the reality of the island would not be fair if we would let one of its essential properties mentioned, especially since it is of great historical importance and was created from the sea: the peculiarity of the beautiful natural harbors such as Mahon, Fornells and Ciutadella.