majorca isn’t only about beaches. This island has a fascinating history and the inland countryside is dotted with beautiful towns and villages dating from centuries back. One of these is Felanitx in the south-east of majorca. Felanitx holiday homes will not only allow you to stay in one of majorca’s most picturesque country towns but you’ll also be close enough to enjoy the best of what majorca has to offer, whether it’s beaches, wine regions or caves. Holiday accommodation in Felanitx includes options like chateaux, villas, cottages, apartments and farmhouses and you can decide whether you want to stay close to the action in town or whether you’d prefer a quiet getaway in the surrounding countryside. Most of the available properties have BBQ facilities and swimming pools for lazy days in the sun and all are furnished in a way that will ensure you have a pleasant stay in majorca.
The area around Felanitx has been settled since prehistoric times. The current town is on a site that used to be a Moorish settlement called Canabitx. Felanitx really started developing in the late 13th century when King Jaume II granted the settlement a market and encouraged people from the mainland to move into the region. Local lore has it that the town was the real birthplace of Christopher Columbus, whose origins are the subject of much speculation.
-The architecture of Felanitx is interesting to explore, with the town being home to some historic churches and monasteries. These include the Sant Agusti Monastery and the Parish Church of Sant Miquel. The latter is in the heart of town, overlooking the Santa Margalida Plaza. The fountain here was the spring around which the Moors built their settlement all those centuries ago.
-The Felanitx Sunday market is the place to stock up your Felanitx holiday home with fresh fruit and vegetables as well as the capers that the town is famous for. You can also buy local pottery here.
-Fresh produce from the market is enjoyed best with some good wine in a holiday villa in Felanitx and a great way to find the perfect wine is to visit the wineries in the area. You can even take a cycling tour of the wine route if you’re not worried that after a few tastings you might fall off your bicycle. The town was also famous for its brandy once, but unfortunately this industry collapsed in the 19th century.
-Santueri Castle is located high on a hill overlooking S’Horta, a hamlet about 4 miles south-east of Felanitx. This fortress was built by the Moors although the Romans also had a fort here. The architecture and history are fascinating and the views from here are truly breath-taking. The best way to get here from a chateau accommodation in Felanitx is to drive and while you’re here, be sure to also visit the nearby Sant Salvador Sanctuary.
- Golf holidays are perennially popular in majorca. If your standard holiday luggage includes a set of golf clubs, be sure to visit Vall d’Or Golf on the road between S’Horta and the nearby coastal town of Portocolom. The views from this golf course are spectacular but be warned: It’s quite a challenging 18 holes.
Felanitx has a Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and rainy winters. Summer temperatures reach into the lower thirties and in winter, the average daily lows are seldom below 4 °C. September to November are the wettest months.
To get to Felanitx, you’ll first need to travel to Palma de majorca. The easiest is to fly in from one of the many European destinations that have direct links to the island. You can also get here by ferry from Spain. Once you’re in Palma de majorca, it’s easy to get to Felanitx, about 30 miles to the south-east. As an important regional centre, the town is on several bus routes, including the route from Palma de majorca. However, you can also hire a taxi or rent a car to take you from Palma de majorca right to the doorstep of your holiday home in Felanitx.