The Mystery of Atlantis in Tenerife

July 19, 2011 at 09:48

For centuries, the whereabouts of the lost city of Atlantis has remained a mystery but many still believe that it lies at the bottom of the ocean in an area close to Tenerife.

Tenerife Atlantis

Atlantis was first mentioned by the Greek philosopher Plato around 360BC. Many people believe that the story is a myth but according to Plato the lost city of Atlantis was larger than Libya and Asia put together, located in front of the Pillars of Hercules, near Gibraltar.

This means that Tenerife and the rest of the Canary Islands are the ideal location for the lost city of Atlantis that Plato described.

Discover Tenerife’s Other Hidden Treasures

These days Tenerife is known for its golden sands, thrilling water parks and numerous family attractions. But if you do decide to stray off the beaten path, the island has plenty more to offer.

Take a boat ride from Los Gigantes and sail alongside one of the resident school of dolphins. Or for a truly unique Tenerife experience, catch a boat to nearby La Gomera - a beautiful, rural island that’s gone largely unspoiled for hundreds of years.

With cheap flights to Tenerife available all year round you’ll be able to discover an island that’s rich in natural beauty, history and culture.