10 facts about Cork airport’s new destination, Ibiza, that have nothing to do with partying

We’re going to Ibiza! Yes, that’s right.

10 facts about Cork airport’s new destination, Ibiza, that have nothing to do with partying

Czech airlines have announced a new twice weekly flight from Cork to Ibiza and while many Irish people are aware of its reputation for partying, there is so much more to the Balearic Island than nightclubs and necking alcohol.

Here's ten facts an island that is known for its beauty and culture as much as hedonism.

1. Ibiza Town is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

2. The island attracts 6 million visitors each year

3. The capital of Ibiza is Palma, which is actually on a different island, Majorca

4. Soil on the island of Ibiza is orange in colour and this comes from the tannin in the pine needles that are common on the island

5. The largest influx of foreigners to Ibiza comes from Germany, so you’ll have to get up early to get yourself a sunbed!

6. Famous residents of Ibiza have included Sid Vicious of Sex Pistols fame and Orson Welles

7. In 2007, a law was passed by local Government stating that all new hotels built on the island must be 5 star only.

8. 98 percent of inhabitants are Roman Catholic, so you won’t be stuck for Sunday Mass!

9. The minimum temperature in Ibiza in 14c. That’s nearly warmer than it is in Ireland during the summer!

10. There are regular ferries to Barcelona, Majorca and Valencia

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