Rapa Iti / Polynesia
Rapa Iti is a small island with about 500 inhabitants, which belongs politically to French Polynesia. The first European who sighted the island was the British officer and explorer George Vancouver in 1791.
Mysterious is the first impression the island leaves with its visitors. The cloudy peaks, the deeply buried bays and the ancient ruins and fortresses erected on volcanic ridges still contain some unseen secrets from past times. Countless fruits, some of which are unknown in Europe, thrive on the island, whose temperate climate in winter is too cold for coconut and coral growth.