Menorca has just the things to make a holiday special: stunning sunsets over Mediterranean’s largest natural harbour, megalithic ruins, historic port towns, and beautiful sea.
Maó Rent a Georgian-style holiday villa in this bustling clifftop port town to learn about its rich British past. Stroll downhill along the shop-lined Plaça S’Esplanada all the way to Plaça de la Constitució to visit the 18th-century church, Esglesia de Santa Maria. In the heart of the town, gape at Mao's largest religious structure, the neoclassical Esglesia del Carme, and visit the Museum of Menorca – housed in a tranquil 17-century monastery, the museum details the area's Talayotic, Roman, and Moorish history. Take a glass-bottomed boat tour from the town’s sheltered harbour and wrap up the day with a romantic dinner by the yacht-lined quayside.
Megalithic sites Menorca was once home to Talayotic settlers, whose presence in the areas dates back to 2000 BC. There are 1,500 megalithic ruins throughout the island. Visit the impressive funerary chambers of La Naveta des Tudons, the caves of Cala Morell Necropolis, the fascinating megalithic village of Torre d’en Galmés, and the intact cyclopean wall in the village of Son Catlar.
Ciudadela Also called Ciutadella, this fine harbour town on the west coast exudes Andalucian charms. Visit Ses Voltes, a 14th-century Gothic cathedral with Moorish archways. Get a dose of the island’s history in the museum housed inside the town hall (Ayuntamiento). For beach lovers, Ciutadella may be the best place for a villa rental thanks to its proximity to the beautiful beaches of Cala Turqueta and Cala Macarelleta.