In the delightful town of Denia, the classic and the contemporary seamlessly combine to create a vibrant and cosmopolitan holiday destination. At the marina, the ostentation yachts shimmer in the midday sun while a commanding castle silently observes from its hilltop perch. Over 20km of pristine, sand covered shore frames the town’s curving coastline, all of which provides a sandy and serene sanctuary upon which to while away the sun soaked summer months.
The cities well preserved walls and archaic bastions echo its military past, a past that was spent defending the intriguing town for vicious attacks. Denia’s principal fortress stands vigilantly atop a hilltop esplanade, shrouded in rich greenery and surrounded by shimmering sapphire seawater. Denia Castle dates back to the 11th century and its architecture enjoys ancient Arab influences; tourists can visit this splendid structure by either enjoying an energetic hillside hike or taking the relaxed tourists train to the top.
Within the atmospheric Old Town of Denia, a Cultural Walk takes wanderers on an interesting odyssey through history, heritage and art. The stroll snakes through residential neighbourhoods and exposes the town’s many points of interest; sculptures and street paintings are just a few of the aesthetic delights that decorate this alternative attraction.
Soak up the gentle buzz of Denia’s vibrant promenade with a delicious dinner at Las Bairetas; an elegant interior is complemented by an open façade which allows diners to observe the tranquil activity of the town. The 8 course tasting menu offers a selection of tantalising treats inspired by the rich flavours of the Mediterranean.(Calle la mar 5, 03700 Denia)