Mahon (Minorca)

Mahon, the capital of the Spanish island of Menorca, is set on a ridge above the deep inlet that forms the harbor, which is the biggest natural port in the Mediterranean. Make sure you are on deck for the arrival into Mahon, as the white houses clinging to the rocky coastline make a beautiful sight. The laid-back style of town reflects the legacy of the British occupation in the 18th-century, with bow-fronted houses and sash windows. Pavement cafes occupy just about every available space, making Mahon a very pleasant place to get into the unhurried Menorcan way of life.