Atlantis – A magical mystery tour
Of all the myths in our culture, the legends of lost cities contain the most exciting plots lines. El Dorado, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Camelot, Shangri-la – each possesses the promise of rousing adventure, thrilling perils, daring acts of death-defying courage, extravagant riches and outfits to rival Indiana Jones. But the one tale that truly grips the human psyche like a thick vine across the bow of an abandoned ship in the jungle is that of the lost city of Atlantis.
Unfortunately for starry-eyed would-be adventurers, Atlantis was the fictional creation of Plato. That never stopped armchair enthusiasts and the literary and scientific greats prophesying and poetising their theories on the whereabouts of the ancient city. The legend even reached the shores of Ibiza sometime in late 1950, more or less, and while the location of Ibiza’s own Atlantis is literally epic, the true story is even better.