Liisi Toom is a communication executive and lifestyle coach who spent 9 months in Ibiza walking, doing walking tours and blogging about it. She has also done and blogged about walking in Estonia and Norway. She coaches people on finding their lifestyle. If you wish to find and live your lifestyle, e-mail at liisitoom (at) gmail. com
I had heard a lot about the so called “Atlantis” located near Es Vedra, also commonly known as the most mystical place in Ibiza. Having visited Es Vedra and torre de Savinar some times, I never got to go to find and enjoy the Atlantis. A month ago I finally did it, here is what I found.
Atlantis of Ibiza: a showcase of past quarry
Yes, that’s what Atlantis really is. It is a site where, centuries ago, builders cut out stones to build homes, defensive towers and walls to protect the city. What is left is an interesting formations that look like there has been buildings that now have been abandoned and gone with time. It does make one wonder how on earth did they managed to do that heavy work back in the days and how the nature plays around the site so it looks mystical.
As far as I understand there should be several ways to get there, I got there by taking the path up,not to the watch platform for Es Vedra but left and up towards to the site where you can go up to the Torre des Savinar and the stone circles before that. Once you see the circles, look over the cliff and find a pathway going down. It is around 700 m and quite steep, ending with a sand dunes that makes you feel like you are in a desert. A desert that is bordered by Mediterranean sea and mountains. So don’t worry.
There are many paths leading down, just follow any that suits you and I am sure you will find a way down. On your way, you should see a little cave with graffiti and writings. Once you get down, you will see a larger area with stone piles on your left, a excavation site in front of you and everywhere little carvings, cairns, messages.
Getting up takes a bit of strength, the sand won’t make it easier, so take your time.
Map for walking to Atlantis, Ibiza
The whole walk is approximately 2 km long, steep, fairly good pathway, except for the sand dunes part. Plan around 1 h only for walking the route, plus time to take photos, picnic, meditate. The map will give you a vague understanding on where the route goes and is as to Es Vedra and Es Vedranell.
Find your special place to walk in Ibiza
For me it was a nice down and uphill short walk. I did not feel any magical emotions there, but a wonder on how the simple quarry has become a wondrous place thanks to the nature that is already magical. It remanded me a bit of Ses Salines coastline towards Torre de Ses Portes which has a great effect on me. That is the beauty of it: we all have our own special places! So you have to go and experience it for yourself to know.
If you like this, read about 6 of my favorite walking routes in Ibiza.
Walking lifestyle – keeping you fit, mentally and physically
I know what it feels like to over-work and forget all your hobbies and physical training. That broke me and I have decided to never let that happen again. Since I am a communication executive, I use this to empower other people through this blog, to join me in an active lifestyle. Don’t forget we all need time-off from our daily lives. Walking is the easiest and accessible thing to do that. Go out for a walk, share your thoughts and inspirations with me via e-mail. My aim is to show how easy it is to find little walks, little time-off-chunks in life to keep you mentally and physically fit. Wherever you are.