Illa d'en Colom
This 59-hectare island is 200 metres off the north-east coast of Menorca.
In the past it was used as a pesthouse.
It boasts two beaches and features a paleochristian basilica.
It used to be used as a lazaret.
The private island lies in the S'Albufera des Grau Natural Park.
It offers safe anchorage and may be reached by medium-sized boats if you navigate carefully.
By the way ...
The island is up for sale for 6 million euro!
This small island also has a mining history (iron and copper mines)
It has long been unclear where the copper for the pre-Roman copper objects found on Menorca had come from.
In 2012 an expert group was able to prove that that copper had come from the Illa d'en Colom.