La Isla Ibiza :o) (Eivissa)
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July 31st, 2008 – by: kristinasub
We came to Ibiza from Palma early in the morning by Balearias fast ferry "Federico Garcia Lorca", and this cute little island ( it's only 41km lond and 20km wide) shown up from the sea for just 2 hours of sailing. First step was to found where to leave our baggage 'cause it would be the night mare to bring it all over the island during the whole day (we had our ferry to Barsa at 9 p.m.). In the Port lady who worked in "Acciona" told us there is no such place for that and first we were in little shock! it's impossible! but we didn't give up so after 1/2 hour walking by the bay we found "AVIS rent a car" and they had baggage storage :o) (just 4,5 Euro for the whole day) , so we left our bags there and wanted to sent the telegram to the lady in the port that she doesn't know nothing about her island.
Maybe you didn't know - Ibiza , together with Formentera and the other small islands around, are known as the Pitiusa Islands (because of the pine tress) - the origin name dating from the Phoenicians who established themselves on the island in the 654 B.C., founded a city with the name Ibusim or Ybshm - meaning Island of Bes (in honour of their fertility goddness Bes). After them came the time of rules of The Roman Empire and than Ibiza was occupied by the Byzantines, than in the 8th century Ibiza had strategic position and was subject to various incursions by Arab forces (Arabs ruled here during the 3 centuries and this was the time of the biggest prosperity of this island).
This was a little history class we needed for the understanding of where we are :o) and after short break for cofee and the breakfast, we started to walk to the Fortress of Dalt Vila, through the Portal de Ses Taules, over Placa de Vila with various , shops,art galleries, cafes and reastaurants. We wandering around through small streets so cute with so much flowers all around, old ruined houses and walls were "refreshed" with flowers and all this gave such nice picture of "old lady" of Ibiza and makes this island "forever young" :o) We "climbed up" to the Fortress and enjoyed in such great view from above on the town and the sea .
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