The island is said to be home to sirens and sea-nymphs who tried to lure Odysseus from his ship in Homer’s Greek Odyssey.
It is also thought of as the holy island of the Tanit, the Phoenician lunar goddess, worshiped as the patron goddess and of fertility, who became Ibiza’s patroness.
Legend has it that specific sacrifices were made to Tanit during full moons on the shore of the island.
Es Vedrà is also the setting for one of Ibiza’s popular Fable’s (Rondalles), Es Gegant des Vedrà (The Giant of Es Vedrà) is the tale about two brothers who, to cure their father of an incurable illness, had to go to Es Vedrà island to gather rock samphire and face the huge giant who lived on the island, huddled in one of the islands many caves.
The two brothers’ ingenuity, along with the help of sea urchins, managed to debilitate the giant.
And thus collect the samphire for the cure.
Many people have claimed to have seen UFO’s around the island and some believe that there is a secret UFO base under the sea here, and that Es Vedrà is there gateway or navigation beacon. One such sighting is famously known as Caso Manises.
On November 11th 1979 a commercial flight between Mallorca and Tenerife was redirected to make an emergency landing in Valencia.
The pilot reported a strange rapid moving light accosting his aircraft close to the island of Es Vedrà.
He sent out an SOS signal and as the air traffic controller was unable to identify the object he was urged to change his flight path.