landmark and Mysterious Rock island
The coasts of
are capricious with many bays, coves and steep rocks
rising from sea.
East of the island, in an uninhabited nature reserve, a number of islands
are located, such as the famous
landmark Isla Es Vedra,
little sister island Es Vedranell and other smaller islands
Espalmador and Conejaro, where according to the legend
Hannibal, the conqueror, was born.
Definitely worth a visit !!
Es Vedra -myths and
legends around this
Mysterious and Magical Rock island
Located off the
Southwest coast of Ibiza
lies the mysterious rock island
almost 400 meters in height, made of limestone and surrounded by many
- it was the
island of the sirens in the Homer epics
- it was the
holy island of
Tanit, who came to Ibiza as Phoenician goddess of
fertility and heavenly mother and became Ibiza’s patroness
specific rituals were performed and sacrifices in
her honor were made on
Francisco Palau (19th century Carmelite priest) retreated on
Es Vedra for some periods, where he claims to have experienced mystical
revelations while meditating and having encountered unearthly light beings
- people saw
UFO’s over the island
- the Ibizan
Hippies say it is an ancient landing place for ’inter-galactics’
is the tip of the sunken civilization of Atlantis
- part of
Vedra was used to build the ancient Egyptian pyramids
- one can make
a wish as soon as the island ES VEDRA comes in
Due to extremely high concentrations of metals and minerals
the rock island ES VEDRA creates a highly magnetic
field, resulting into ’3th most magnetic spot’ on
the globe, that may disturb compasses in the surrounding
area and also may influence more sensitive individuals.
- The local Ibicencan keep one strong
myth very much alive by spreading ’the secret story’, of ’Atlantis’,
without including specific details of its whereabouts.
It is to be found in Cala D’Hort’s bay area, directly
opposite Es Vedra
but only to be reached by boat or through a difficult
climbing trip but... since there are no maps available to
point out directions and there are no charter boats that
will bring you........you must be persistent.
Atlantis has a natural cave with a painted image of
God Shiva, proclaimed protector to the cave temple.
Many visitors to the island spent many hours unfruitful
searching for Atlantis and that is precisely the magic of
it. The ones that do find this mystical spot after a
blood-curdling descend, experience a peaceful and
spiritually inspiring spot, and they will be confronted with
various art expressions, left by local, or visiting artists.
For many years rock island
Es Vedra, set in
extraordinary and futuristic sea landscape, impresses people
extremely, already from great distance, so:
- In 1958
ES VEDRA was used in the film
South Pacific (1958),
playing the part of the
famous ’Bali Hai’.
- The island
was on the cover of the VOYAGER album, by Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells
II), who lived on
Ibiza in a house with a view towards the magical rock
(nowadays Noel Gallagher)
centuries this famous landmark and amazing viewpoint
inspired many artists.
In the beginning, the ancient stone masons and sculptors,
later followed by various artists from all over the world
that came to experience the overwhelming nature surrounding
the magical rock ofEs Vedra .
The mysterious rock island
is definitely a remarkable place where:
- many people
experience a feeling of human little-ness,
* great for
meditation or spiritual dwellings.......
experience amazing cosmic powers here.......
- all visitors
become conscious of a certain mysterious force that
surrounds the place......
Ibiza is an island of
mysteries and ES VEDRA is one of them.......both are considered
places of transformation.
While exploring Ibiza, by
tracking down the islands caminos in the countryside, most unexpectedly
one can be confronted with the beautiful and Mysterious Rock Es Vedra
when it suddenly appears in clear sight.
A boat excursion, often with glass-bottom, to admire the crystal clear
waters, can bring you along the mysterious rock formation
Es Vedra with
its high rising and almost straight up going sides.
There is the
opportunity to climb up for those who dare, for the views are absolutely
boat excursions start in Port Magnus, the
port of San Antonio, and
they guarantee an enjoyable boat trip with interesting visit to the
impressive rock, which surely will be enjoyed.
Enjoy photos of a boat excursion to ES VEDRA below here:
In the same spot where the dead were honored in
ancient times, on the platform in front of
Es Vedra, on Sunday January 11th 2015, a very special farewell
ceremony took place for Sola Tidoo, beloved artist, decorator, artisan,
resident of Ibiza and friend of many...