A stunning mountain holiday resort for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Deia is a municipality and small coastal village in the Serra de Tramuntana, which forms the northern ridge of the Spanish island of Mollorca. It is located about 16 kilometres north of Valldemossa, and it is known for its literary and musical residents. Its idyllic landscape, orange and olive groves on steep cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean, served as a draw for German, English, and American expatriates after the First World War.
The English poet, novelist, and scholar Robert Graves was one of the first foreigners to settle in the village, where he collaborated with Laura Riding in setting up the Seizin Press. Graves returned after the war and remained in Deia until his death. He used the town as the setting for many of his stories, including the historical novel Hercules my Shipmate. His house is now a museum.
Accommodation in this region includes: Hoposa Costa D'Or.
Deia is an idyllic village of green-shuttered, honey-coloured houses that has become a millionaires' hideaway in the shadow of the Teix mountain, part of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Although it could have been just another pretty Mallorcan village in the weast of Mallorca had Robert Graves not decided to make it his home...
The picturesque cobbled streets are home to several stylish restaurants as well as relaxed cafes and bars. A must is the Michelin star Es Raco D'es Teix, with gorgeous food and equally stunning views. Another firm favourite is Sebastian's. A former stable has been converted to create a stylish spot with excellent food.
Deia is a small place, with a few cobbled streets and honey stone houses. There is a main street that leads to the picture postcard church where Robert Graves is buried. From Deia you can walk down to Cala Deia, a small shingle beach set in an attractive cove where local artists still continue the Graves tradition of naked swimming and long parties at weekends. Ther are two restaurants here, with fresh fish as their speciality although they are only open during the summer season. Further afield you might like to visit the town of Soller and Port de Soller and the lovely village of Valledemossa, but you will need a car.
The scenery with the backdrop of the Tramuntan mountain range is absolutely stunning and Deia is an ideal place for walkers and particularly cyclists who will appreciate the challanging rides the mountain passes offer