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Which islands are part of the Balearic Islands?

The Balearic Islands are made up of several island groups, a total of about 150 individual islands. These are classified in different archipelagos.

Formentera and Ibiza belong to the Pitiusas. While the Cabrera Archipelago, Menorca and Germany’s favourite holiday resort Mallorca belong to the Gymnese Islands.

The language spoken in Spain’s Mediterranean islands is divided between Spanish as spoken in Madrid and Catalan from Barcelona. By the way, the name of the Balearic Islands also has Catalan origin.

A long time ago, the Balearic Islands were defended from attackers with a slingshot, which had the name “Els Foners Balears”.

Meanwhile, the islands are among the hottest travel destinations in the western Mediterranean, which is not surprising. Wonderful sunsets, beautiful bays and nature as far as the eye can see can be expected here as a holidaymaker.

The activities on the Mediterranean islands are varied and range from strolling through the shops to discovering numerous landscapes. Water lovers are also catered for with plenty of opportunities for water sports.

Menorca and Formentera are among the smaller islands, while Ibiza and Mallorca are among the two largest.

Ibiza has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its culture. But Mallorca also knows how to convince, because the capital Palma has, among other things, a beautiful cathedral and much more.

How to get to the Balearic Islands?

Palma de Mallorca, La Seu
La Seu, the impressive cathedral of Palma de Mallorca, Image: Boris Stroujko / shutterstock

To get to the Balearic Islands, they have two options.

On the one hand, these are easily accessible by plane from almost every airport in the world.

Because on the islands, the airports in Menorca, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca are among the most important. Note that Formentera and La Cabrera do not have an airport and can only be reached by sea.

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On the other hand, you have the option of getting to the Balearic Islands by ferry . Domestic tours between the Mediterranean islands are also offered.

If you decide to travel by sea from France to the Balearic Islands, you can take the ferry from Toulon.

Spain offers another departure option. There is a ferry from the following ports:

  • Barcelona
  • Denia
  • Valencia