May 2, 2023. Ibiza Spain
Ibiza is known worldwide for its club scene, people travel from all across the world to spend nights dancing in the super clubs to the best DJs on the planet. “Ecstasy Island,” as it was dubbed by British hippies in the ’60s is where the young go for Olympic level night clubing 7 days a week. They party all night and recover on the the beautiful beaches by day. That ship has sailed for Gina and I.
Ibiza, an enchanting Spanish island nestled in the Mediterranean Sea, is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and breathtaking beaches. However, beyond its reputation as a party destination, Ibiza boasts a rich historical heritage that captivates visitors seeking a glimpse into the island’s past.
We spent the day exploring Dalt Vila – Ibiza’s fortified old town. Perched on a small mountain next to the sea and overlooking Ibiza town is the fortified old town of Dalt Vilawhich translates to “Upper Town”. Originally called Ibosim and founded by the Phoenicians, Dalt Vila has been added to by successive occupiers and was once one of the most important coastal cities in the Mediterranean. The last addition was the Renaissance defensive walls that surround it, which Kings Charles I and Philip II of Spain had constructed to defend against the French and the Ottomans.