Activities

Walks.

Las Alpujarras (the south side of the Sierra Nevada) is a 15 minute drive from Villa Ithaca. It is a great place for walking, mountain biking, and horse riding etc…

On the North and West sides of the Sierra Nevada mountain range we know some really beautiful places for walking. We recommend Los Cahorros and Trevenque to get you started…

La Sierra de Huetor is situated North East of Granada. The perfect spot to admire the snow covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Don’t miss one of our favourite walks : Cañada del Sereno.

La Sierra de Tejeda is where you will find the charming town of Alhama de Granada, known for its thermal waters which have been enjoyed in the past by the romans and the arabes. Nowadays, they have developped modern treatment against arthritis, rhumatism and stress. Before or after a bath in the popular hot springs, we recommend a walk in the beautiful gorge next to the town with a stop at the excellent restaurant El Ventorro.

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The province of Granada offers a wealth of experiences for all kinds of visitors. We can advise you and show you all sorts of activities to enjoy during your stay at Villa Ithaca. Here are some examples …

Golf : Villa Ithaca is a 5 minute drive from Santa Clara Golf from where you have magnificent views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. A bit further, there is as well the Granada Golf Club. 25 minutes drive to the South, you’ll find Motril Golf Course if you prefer a more salty round of golf.

Horse Riding : If you like horse riding, you will love the horse riding days offered by Los Alayos in the village of Dilar, just next to Villa Ithaca, or by Caballo Blanco in Orgiva in the Alpujarras.

Diving : La Herradura, 35 minutes from Villa Ithaca, is a well known place amongst divers. Even if you have never done it before, the team at the centre Buceo La Herradura will go with you to help you safely discover the underwater treasures of the mediterranean coast.

The Alhambra

Las Alpujarras (the south side of the Sierra Nevada) is a 15 minute drive from Villa Ithaca. It is a great place for walking, mountain biking, and horse riding etc…

On the North and West sides of the Sierra Nevada mountain range we know some really beautiful places for walking. We recommend Los Cahorros and Trevenque to get you started…

La Sierra de Huetor is situated North East of Granada. The perfect spot to admire the snow covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Don’t miss one of our favourite walks : Cañada del Sereno.

La Sierra de Tejeda is where you will find the charming town of Alhama de Granada, known for its thermal waters which have been enjoyed in the past by the romans and the arabes. Nowadays, they have developped modern treatment against arthritis, rhumatism and stress. Before or after a bath in the popular hot springs, we recommend a walk in the beautiful gorge next to the town with a stop at the excellent restaurant El Ventorro.

La Sierra del Torcal, next to Antequera, is a very special place. Les origines du Torcal de Antequera remontent au Jurassique, il y a 150 millions d’années. La zone se trouvait alors sur un long couloir maritime unissant le Golfe de Cadix à Alicante. Les plissements alpins provoquèrent l’émergence des sédiments calcaires déposés au fond de ce bras marin, et donnèrent naissance à ces montagnes, dont les sommets prirent souvent une forme arrondie, semblable à celle d’un “champignon”.

Many of our guests intend to visit the famous Alhambra palace and gardens, so we have collected together some useful information and links to help you make the most of your time.

Visitors often don’t realize the benefits of purchasing tickets in advance. The queues for those without tickets can be very long and, if you don’t have them, we advise getting there early.

If you have purchased tickets in advance, by phone or online (phone is best), you can join the much shorter queue known as the ‘taquilla de reserva’ to collect your tickets and avoid the wait (and the early wake up call!).

You can choose to brave the queues and buy a ticket at the entrance but we strongly recommend an advance reservation.

Advance ticket sales may be obtained via La Caixa Bank. The bank itself imposes a small surcharge on the price of a ticket (around 1 euro at the time of writing).

When you order, you will be asked to give dates and times, so you may want to read up on the various ticket types and entry times at

www.alhambratickets.org

We recommend you make your reservation (they speak english) by phoning La Caixa Bank on one of the following numbers;

Telephone within Spain: 902 888 001
Telephone from abroad: + 34 934 92 37 50

You can also order online by going to www.alhambra-tickets.es (administered by La Caixa Bank).

Make sure you obtain and record the reservation number.

We recommend that you purchase an individual ticket for each member of your party since the group ticket does not allow the party to split up once inside.

As with any planned activity you will want to plan how you will be travellin to and from the event. Public transort links are good and easy to research as is car hire in the area. With a number of good reputable car rental agencies in the surrounding area you will be able to travel from the likes of Malaga, Torremolinos and Nerja easily making any day trips a simple option. For som egreat options if you are looking at renting a car try http://www.logancarhire.com/spain/torremolinos