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From: Silver Spirit Cruise Review

Port Mahon (4)

The final port of call during our half-day "Highlights of Menorca" tour was Cova d'en Xoroi, a former thief's lair that was converted into a bar and disco in the 1970s. Today, the cliffside caves are a tourist attraction by day and a club by night.


Staircase at Cova d'en Xoroi

Olivewood railings at Cova d'en Xoroi

To reach the caves, we climbed 165 steps down a cliff face. (Note the railings of olive wood in the lower photo.) The staircase wasn't unusually steep, and it was in good repair.


Landing on stairs at Cova d'en Xoroi

Several landings offered views and places to rest on the way down or up.


Scenic overlook at Cova d'en Xoroi 

View from ladies' room at Cova d'en Xoroi

The views of the Menorcan coastline were spectacular from the stairs, the landings, and a window in the ladies' room (lower photo). 


Bar in Cova d'en Xoroi 

Upon reaching the caves (which were about 30 meters or 100 feet above the sea), we lined up at the bar to redeem the drink vouchers that we'd received with our tickets.


Durant Imboden with Pomada on Menorca

Cheryl ordered a Coke, while Durant opted for a Pomada, which is a local drink that consists of Xoriguer Menorcan gin and lemonade in a 1:3 ratio:

Pomada


Tunnel at Cova d'en Xoroi discotheque

Tunnel entrance to nightclub at Cova d'en Xoroi

Caves of Xoroi, Menorca

We enjoyed our drinks in the network of caves, which were equipped with chairs, tables, colored spotlights, and a large disco ball. 


Menorcan countryside 

After downing our dregs, we climbed back up the 165 steps and returned to Port Mahon through the Menorcan countryside.


Silver Whisper in Port Mahon

We entered Mahon from the west, and we could see Silver Spirit waiting for us as we approached the quay from a marina on the downtown waterfront.


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Silver Spirit cruise photos by topic:
Introduction
Embarkation in Lisbon
Departure from Lisbon
Cádiz
Málaga and Alhambra
At sea (ship tour)
Palma de Mallorca
Port Mahon, Menorca
Alghero, Sardinia
Ajaccio, Corsica
Arrival in Monte Carlo

Also see:
Silver Spirit cruise review - Silversea Cruises