Hidra
Great things to do near Hidra
Visit the Necropolis
which is just a few minutes walk from the villa and is fascinating. The site is made up of 14 different caves, some with carvings, pillars and intricately decorated doorways.


Algaiarens-La Vall
Is just a short drive from Hidra. This area of natural beauty has 2 beaches which are great for swimming and snorkelling and various nature trails through the pine forest. Follow the sign to the `mirador` from the car park for spectacular views.


Walk to Punta Nati
along the Cami de Cavalls. The start of the path is just up the road from the Necropolis and the walk takes just a few hours. Look out for the monument to the "General Chanzy", which was a mail ship that sank off the coast there in 1910.


Watch the sun go down
at Punta Nati. The locals say that this is the best place on the Island to see the sun set.


Walk along the clifftops to the Punta de S`Escullar
where you will find one of the largest colonies of Cory's Shearwater in the western Mediterranean.


Explore the south coast by boat
There are daily trips from Cala en Bosch along the south coast to Cala Galdana that call into to all of the bays on the way. Lunch is provided on some trips and there are plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkelling.


Have lunch in Fornells
Especially if you really enjoy good seafood. The restaurants along the harbour provide a wide range of local dishes and the views are not to be missed.


Hire a bike
and cycle to the beach instead of taking the car or follow some of the clearly marked cycle routes that can be seen all over Menorca. Maps can be picked up from the Tourist offices and there are routes to suit all levels


Spend a day at the Cap de Cavalleria
An area of natural interest due to the number of archeological remains found there. The little port here, Sa Nitja, was where the Romans landed when they reached Menorca and the remains of the trading town that grew up around it are still being excavated. Once you have explored the area, relax on the beautiful beach - don`t forget your mask and snorkel.


Visit Monte Toro
This is a "must do" for anyone visiting Menorca. The Island's highest point offers the most fantastic views of the whole Island and even over to Mallorca on a clear day. The mountain is home to the Sanctuary of the Verge de Toro, as well as an excellent cafe/bar and a few gift shops.


Take a trip around the harbour in Mahon
in a glass bottomed boat. The second largest natural harbour in the world is just stunning and steeped in history and atmosphere.


For a change of scenery go to Favaritx
where the landscape takes on a spectacular lunar quality. In contrast to the rugged coastline around the lighthouse, there are 2 beautiful beaches just a short walk along the coast heading south, Presili and Tortuga. These beaches are completely `uncontaminated` by tourist installations so you would need to take all supplies and equipment with you but this also means that the area does not get busy.


Try something different
and go paddleboarding. Trips are available to suit all levels of ability from the beach at Cala Morell.


Stroll around Ciutadella's old town centre
taking your street guide with you, and enjoy all the lovely old buildings, especially the Cathedral and the Town Hall.


From the roundabout at the edge of Ferreries
follow the signs to "San Patrici", where you can sample and buy their traditionally made cheese, and their own label wine. Whilst there visit the hillside sculpture garden in the St. Patrici farm, a project worked from white marble to mark Menorca's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve award received in 1993


Fiestas!
Ciutadella celebrates its main festival in honour of its Patron Saint, Sant Joan, on the 23 and 24 June. Over the two days, following Minorcan tradition, the town's streets and squares are filled with horses, music, religious ceremonies, hustle and bustle, merry-making and people. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, enjoy a `pomada` or two, dance in the streets and celebrate along with the locals


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