ISLAND OF MAJORCA
Spend your holiday on a sailing boat, visiting the unknown wonders of the Balearic Islands.
Majorca, sometimes referred to a Mallorca (as in Spanish) is the largest island in the Balearics. It has about 850,000 inhabitants and the island’s capital is Palma de Mallorca.
Majorca’s climate is typically Mediterranean. Summer temperatures are alleviated by the almost constant sea breeze, and winter temperatures are moderately low (almost never below 5 degrees).
The island is a natural paradise, with its white sand beaches and well organized tourism facilities. Perfect for sailing, crystal-clear waters, a constant daytime breeze and safe shelter for boats at night. The isle of Minorca is just a few miles north of Majorca and is another natural paradise!
Some historical facts:
- During the Roman era, the consul Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus landed here in 123 B.C. and defeated any resistance, founding the first two Roman colonies: Palma and Pollentia.
- In 707, Muhammadans landed on the island for the first time. Under Arab rule, the island flourished and the influence of the city of Medina Mayurqua, the current Palma, grew.
- The island was conquered in 1229 by King James I of Aragon, and was converted to Christianity…