Deia

 

Deia is renowned for its wealthy and artistic residents and visitors, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bob Geldolf, Lynn Franks, Pierce Brosnan…

Historically it is known as the home of Robert Graves. It is possible to visit his house.

It is a small village with a resident population of approx. 1,000 and with a municipal area of approx. 15km.

However, in spite of its size, there are many essential facilities and amenities in the village, such as a primary school, restaurants, banks and a small supermarket. More amenities and facilities are available in nearby Sóller  (7km) or Palma (30km), the island’s capital.

The countryside and geography of the area are outstanding. The 1,000m high mountain range of La Tramuntana  forms a dramatic backdrop to the village and falls steeply to the sea.

This area forms part of the Tramuntana Protected Area of Natural Beauty (ARIP), and has recently been  categorized as a world heritage site.The surrounding land is mainly un-spoilt ancient terraces which slope naturally and steeply towards the sea. These hillsides are stocked with pine, olive, orange and lemon trees.

There is an interesting archeological museum in Deia, set up in honour of William Waldron.

The town has a very attractive pebble beach known as Cala Deia, with an excellent restaurant. It can get busy in the summer though, so best visited in the morning.

 

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