Make a holiday villa in Ferreries your home away from home
For a beach holiday in a natural paradise, have a look at our collection of holiday apartments and villas in Ferrieres. The southern coast of Menorca offers exquisite beaches, like Cala Galdana, with clear turquoise waters that are perfectly suited to families. On holiday at a Ferreries you can make full use of what is a remarkably flexible holiday destination - you can visit ancient ruins, stroll through medieval towns, go on a diving adventure, hike the verdant landscape or simply take a cruise around Menorca's unblemished coastline. When you're not out and about you can take advantage of your luxurious Ferreries villa, lounging by the pool or enjoying the state-of-the-art entertainment facilities inside.
Things to do
-Beaches. Considered the best beach on this part of the island, Cala Galdana is a horseshoe-shaped bay, partially enclosed by rocks. This makes the waters calm, transparent and fantastic for swimming or snorkelling. The beach further along at Son Bou is a little longer, with the same white sands. Both beaches are enhanced by excellent services and facilities, including lifeguard patrol, cafes and showers.
-Water activities. Son Bou, is home to one of Menorca's top dive centres. The island is known for its warm, clear waters that are a joy to explore. The centre conducts dives at nine locations on the island's craggy and sheltered northern coast. A less-taxing way to see the world beneath the waves would be to go one of the many glass-bottomed boat tours that depart from Menorca's harbours.
-Nature. Menorca is known as a natural haven standing in contrast to the bustle of Majorca and Ibiza. Walking paths like the Cami de Son Mercer criss-cross the island and will take you past farms with quaint stone walls and cattle grazing in pasture. The S'Albufera des Grau Natural Park is a protected coastal area containing a diversity of habitats, including wetlands, beaches, cliffs, islets and pasture. Hides have been set up allowing visitors to view the spectacular birdlife.
-Excursions. Ciutadella de Menorca is a handsome old town on the west coast of the island, and was once the capital. Here you can walk shaded cobblestone streets lined with buildings from the 1600s and earlier. The cathedral is from the reconquest, built on the foundations of a mosque. Mahon meanwhile is to the east, and has seen Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Arabs, British and French forces come and go in its time. This town's history is best represented by the impressive La Mola fort, overlooking the harbour.
-Local history. In the hinterland, towards the centre of Menorca is the hill of Santa Agueda, which is the third-tallest peak on the island. Here you'll discover a fragment of the island's history in the form of the ruins of a Moorish castle, dating to the 12th Century. The Castle of Santa Agueda witnessed the Arabs' last stand on Menorca against forces led by Alfonso III of Aragon at the end of the 13th Century.
Weather in Ferreries
On a summer holiday at self-catering accommodation in Ferreries you'll get quintessential Mediterranean weather. This entails lots of warm weather from May to October, when temperatures climb to the mid-20s or more by day, bringing lots of sunshine and little by way of rain. as autumn approaches, things do get damper, and the heat tapers off steadily as the end of the year approaches. By December the days are mild, with highs of 15 degrees or so. Rain is much more frequent from November to April, although, even in winter, most days will be clear and bright.
Travel to Ferreries
The easiest way onto Menorca from the UK is via Mahon Airport (MAH) on the south-eastern side of the island. During the summer months Menorca's main airport receives a lot of traffic from the UK, generally with charters and low-cost airlines. You can get to your holiday apartment in Ferreries by taking the Me-1 road towards the west of the island. The coastal resorts of the Ferreries municipality can be accessed with smaller roads like the PM-714, which branches off the Me-1 and goes down to Serpentona.