Holidays to Ciutadella have elegance on tap, with high-end restaurants and wine bars all within reach of the beach.

Best of both worlds

Ciutadella sits on the Spanish island of Menorca's west coast and blends old-town charm with a modern waterfront. Its cobbled streets are lined with stately homes, artisan shops and wine bars. The best bit's that you're never more than a 15-minute walk from the turquoise shore.

Foodie scene

This town's harbour teems with restaurants from the chic and upmarket to the humble and authentic. True to its island setting, the seafood is freshly caught and the star of the show on most menus. After dinner, you'll find plenty of trendy bars to choose from for a nightcap.

Life in the cobbled lanes

The old quarter's guarded by the Born Square, a leafy hub surrounded by aristocratic palaces and charming cafés. Wander the maze of narrow, winding streets that branch off it to find Baroque and Gothic churches as well as a 13th-century cathedral.

Celebrated sands

The nearest beach is in Cala des Degollador, a petite cove 10 minutes' walk from the town centre. Surrounded by white rocks and lush greenery, it's a popular suntrap for locals and tourists alike. Or, head west 15 minutes by car to Cala'n Blanes – a strip of silky-soft sand with glassy waters.

At a Glance

  • Soak up the sun on a scenic coast
  • Try Menorcan delicacies fresh from the net
  • Explore streets filled with Medieval architecture