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A Phoenician village dating back as far as the 8th century BC

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Settlement of Sa Caleta

Ibiza's oldest ancient settlement

Down on the southeast coast, Sa Caleta is known more for its lovely beach, but nearby next to a pier you'll also find an ancient UNESCO World Heritage settlement that isn't Roman but rather Phoenician, and far older, dating back to the 6th-7th century BC. Believed to have been home to up to 500 residents, the village isn't all that big - about six hectares (15 acres) - and there has been considerable erosion, but you can still see the remnants of narrow lanes, dwellings, a defensive bastion, and circular ovens some two metres (6½ feet) in diametre.



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