Situated on the western coast of the island, in a forested bay tucked deeply into the land, the town has always presented a safe haven for sailors in trouble, protecting them from the eastern and southern winds.

Today, it attracts guests with its numerous beaches, bays, kilometres of walkways along the sea, the beauty of its landscape, its rich Mediterranean flora and mild climate, with an average of 260 sunny days per year and an average sea temperature of 25C in July.