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According to legend, Es Vedra – a small, rocky island located off the west coast of Ibiza – was once home to the sea nymphs and sirens who sought to entice Ulysses in Homer's "Odyssey." Others say that it's the tip of the lost city of Atlantis. Whatever the case, Es Vedra does seem to possess magical qualities, especially as the sun sets behind it – at least that's what travelers say after experiencing it.

Recent travelers said that the views of Es Vedra at sunset were worth all the traffic it took to reach the lookout point at the Cala d'Hort beach, calling it lovely – and even magical.

You'll find Es Vedra less than a mile from Ibiza's west coast. You can take a boat tour, from an operator such as Aquabus Ferry Boats, to get up close to the uninhabited island or you can simply gaze on it from Cala d'Hort, which is free to visit. Most boat tours depart from San Antonio, a resort town on the island's western coast.

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#1 Es Vedra According to legend, Es Vedra – a small, rocky island located off the west coast of Ibiza – was once home to the sea nymphs and sirens who sought to entice Ulysses ... Read more » Yann Guichaoua-Photos / Getty Images

#2 Cala Comte Cala Comte is a gorgeous swath of sand located about 15 miles west of Ibiza Town. Characterized by warm waves, fine sands and shallow waters, Cala Comte is a favorite ... Read more » Artur Debat / Getty Images

#3 Dalt Vila Dalt Vila, established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, is translated as "Upper Town" – and it constitutes the old part of Ibiza. Tucked inside Dalt Vila, you'll ... Read more » Calamorlanda / Getty Images

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Es Vedra picture in Ibiza
Cala Comte picture in Ibiza
Dalt Vila picture in Ibiza
Boat Tours picture in Ibiza
Cala Saladeta picture in Ibiza
Es Vedra picture in Ibiza
Cala Comte picture in Ibiza
Dalt Vila picture in Ibiza
Boat Tours picture in Ibiza
Cala Saladeta picture in Ibiza

One of the best views of the mysterious Es Vedra rocky island is from Cala d'Horte. Yann Guichaoua-Photos / Getty Images

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To reach the remote Cala Saladeta, visitors will need to scramble over the rocks of neighboring Cala Salada.   Photo by Alex Tihonov / Getty Images

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