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Denia is a sundrenched popular harbour city with a small-town feel to it, located at the Costa Blanca in the Comunidad Valenciana in Spain, at the north coast of Alicante province straight across the island of Ibiza which can be reached by the ferries from Denia´s port. Denia is the capital of the Marina Alta district. Valencia and Alicante airports are both approximately 100 km away from Denia. Denia has a beautiful marina and a medieval castle with view on the city and the sea. Denia offers different residential areas where you can find luxury holiday rentals: villas, houses and apartments.
Denia - Costa Blanca - Spain
Denia covers a surface of 66.2 square kilometres and has a magnificently long beach-covered coastline, an impressive 20 kilometres in length, starting in Las Marinas (or Les Marines) and ending at Las Rotas (or Les Rotes). Denia counts four distinct areas: Las Rotas with its fabulous rocky coast, natural reserve Montgó, Las Marinas with its miles of beaches, and the centre of Denia. The following villages are also part of the Denia district: La Jara (a village just north of Denia ), Jesús Pobre (a village west of Denia , behind the mountain of Montgó ) and La Pedrera (situated against the slopes of mt. Montgó).
General information about Denia
While grape lice caused a major economical and demographical downfall at the beginning of the 20th century (also known as the raisin crisis), the touristic boom of the 60's had just the opposite effect, causing a demographical and economical turnaround. Population figures rose from 12.185 inhabitants in 1960 to 30.693 in 2000 and 41.591 in 2006. Midway through 2007, the number of inhabitants had already risen to nearly 45.000! From 1960 onwards, tourism has become the main economic engine of Denia while industries are disappearing and urbanization on the fast track. Since then, Denia has also developed into an important city and port area for its neighbourhood and the Costa Blanca . Besides being an important regional fishing port, Denia has two marinas and is point of departure for boats leaving for the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, and Menorca .
History of Denia
The origins of Denia date back to eight centuries before Christ when a Greek colony named Hemeroskopeion was founded, although in Pre-Roman times there were some Iberian settlements in the Montgó area
When the Romans discovered Denia in the 3rd century B.C., Denia 's city adventure took off. The story goes that Denia was named after the Roman Diana temple, which was discovered there. An embedded stone from this temple can still be seen today in the Renaissance facade of the city. In centuries past, several cultures have influenced Denia : Iberians, Romans, Muslims, and Christians all inhabited the city and up to this day their influences can still be seen and felt in museums, monuments, and archaeological remains. A walk through the narrow lanes of the fisherman's district reveals the history, culture, and architecture of the Iberian, Carthaginian (North-African), Roman, Arabic, and Christian civilizations.
The city is characterised by the Castillo, an ancient castle built by the troops during Muslim era (Muslims took over the stronghold from the Romans in 713) and fortified at the time of the independence war. It is a beautiful cultural heritage that can be admired from several places in town. Within its walls it houses the archaeological museum displaying the city's history from 200 before Christ until the more recent 18th century. Denia became a dukedom during the 15th century. The fifth Duke, The Duke of Lerma was favoured by king Philip III who declared Denia a city in 1612.
Landscape and surroundings of Denia
Denia is surrounded by nature areas of high ecological value. The nature area of mount Montgó was named a nature reserve in 1987 because of its scenic value, flora and fauna. The area is home to a large diversity of original domestic plants, animals, caves and paths. Mount Montgó, reaching 753 meters in height, stretches out to the ocean at the impressive Cabo de San Antonio, a 160m high cliff with a lighthouse offering a stunning view over the sea and Jvea bay. At daytime this offers an impressive panorama while at night the many small lights grant the scene a touch of magic. At the foot of this cliff lies the Reserva Marina of Cabo de San Antonio natural reserve. This protected area has always remained well-preserved, making it of high value both environmentally-scientific and ecologically.
Denia has more than 300 days of sunshine per year and with its average temperature of 20 degrees, Denia , with its 20 kilometre-long sand beach, makes for the ideal place to celebrate your holidays on the Costa Blanca. The beautiful long coastline of Denia is made up of outstretched sand beaches and rocky bays. In the north of the district lies the area named Las Marinas where you will mainly find long beaches with soft sand.