In Ferreries you will find the peace and quiet you seek during the holiday season. Only during the festivities for the town’s patron saint on 23, 24 and 25 August is the usual pace of life interrupted, when the streets are packed with horses and people enthusiastically celebrating in honour of Saint Bartholomew.
One of the most interesting hiking trails in Menorca leads from Ferreries to Algendar Ravine. The route covers 10 kilometres of the Royal Path, a section of the old road linking Maó and Ciutadella which, as a result of the work of a group of volunteers, has been recovered as a scenic route.
Cala Galdana, one of the most popular urban beaches on the Menorcan coast is only 7 kilometres away. On the southern coast of Ferreries there are also two charming unspoilt coves, both of which are well worth a visit: Cala Mitjana and Cala Mitjaneta.
To the north, you will find the most important archaeological site in the town: the ruins of a Muslim castle built between the 10th and 13th centuries. The climb up the Santa Àgueda mountain takes about half an hour and the views from the summit over the north coast are stunning.