This is the first sighting
of Deia, coming from Valldemossa. The road is winding along the coast.
High up you see the church.
There are many interesting things to study. Houses, old as new
are built the same way-rock walls and tile roofs.
One of the small hotels you
find in the area. This picture was taken in end of February 2001. Some
guests were sitting around the pool enjoying the sun. Not all days in
February are like that.
Narrow street in the center of Deia. Best for walking
only. It can be a problem to find parking space on the public parking.
So if you plan a visit, avoid week ends and high season. Keep in mind
that you can get to Deia by bus from Plz. Espana, or take the train to
Soller and then a bus back to Palma, using Soler-Deia-Valldemosa bus.
We are visiting the cemetery.
From here there is a great view over the landscape and the nearby Mediterranean.
Try to study the grave stones, there are many foreign names. Already
over 100 years ago Deia was a place artists from all over the world came
to visit. Some stayed. This has changed. Now with the tunnel through the
mountain range, separating the NW coast from the rest of the island,
Palma is only a short drive away.
However, if you are visiting outside the main tourist season, then you
will find this place very quiet and pleasant.
This small bar could make up some Pam B'Oli This is brown
bread into which you rub a tomato. Then on top, salami or
cheese, often with a Chilli pepper as well. The final touch is
a good deal of olive oil . Typical country lunch. The
jacket and the sweater is due to the fact that we arrived on
motorcycle. The locals were in shorts and T-shirt. (for the