Il-Qattara Gozo

Il-Qattara (The Dripper) is a rare freshwater natural pool that’s a haven for a diverse assortment of flora and fauna. It is located in Dwejra along the eastern wall of the hollow that is connected by an intermittent watercourse to the Inland Sea. A perennial spring seeps through the wall (via a man-made ledge carved…

Għar ix-Xiħ Gozo

Għar ix-Xiħ (The Old Man’s Cave) is a modified cave site found in the outskirts of Xewkija, within the valley, overlooking Mgarr ix-Xini Bay. It was inhabited since the 2nd-century B.C. and was re-discovered in 2009, along with Punic and Roman remains and artefacts in the valley area. Legend has it that an old man, thus…

Il-Qolla s-Safra Hill Gozo

Rising and twisting out of the round hill it is formed on, il-Qolla s-Safra (the Yellow Hillock) stands slightly inland between Qbajjar Bay and Masalforn Bay. The very top section is made of a different material, shape and size. Approaching it correctly the Yellow Hillock can be climbed. Massive Quartz/Chert crystals of different colours and…

San Raflu Pond Gozo

The San Raflu Pond (named after St. Raphael) is located in a small rural area just outside the village of Kerċem. This is the only natural waterhole where natural freshwater accumulates and persists throughout the year, even during the hot summer months. The area boasts a large variety of flora while the pond hosts the…

Għar Qawqla Gozo

Għar Qawqla is a limestone formation located off Marsalforn on the island of Gozo in Malta. It was formerly a natural arch connected to the mainland but the span collapsed during the 20th century. During the summer months this pretty area is very popular with swimmers, snorkelers and sunbathers alike. But causion is advised as it can be quite dangerous when the sea is…

Ta’ Ċenċ Cliffs Gozo

Being the highest cliffs in Gozo, Ta’ Ċenċ Cliffs are a 20 hectare linear drop on the coast of Sannat with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition these cliffs are the homing ground of a number of typical species of flora and fauna redolent to our islands. They are also identified as an Important…

Santa Maria Bay, Comino

Quieter than its popular neighbour Blue Lagoon, Santa Maria Bay is a small tranquil sandy beach with shallow clear waters. It is mostly popular with locals coming in with boats or guests from the Comino Hotel. Located just next to Comino’s little police station, the beach provides several amenities one can enjoy such as sunbeds…

Crystal Lagoon, Comino

Surrounded by rocky steep shores, Crystal Lagoon is located off the coast of Comino Island and is only accessible by boat. With unbelievably crystal clear water of intense blue colour, it is perfect for swimming or to spend a relaxing day at anchor. Also a very popular dive and snorkel site as one can even…

Ġgantija Temples Gozo

Located in the village of Xaghra, Ġgantija is a megalithic temple complex from the Neolithic (c. 3600–2500 BC). Predating the standing stones at Stonehenge and also the Great Pyramids of Giza, these two temples have been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are the world’s second oldest existing manmade religious structures after Göbekli Tepe…

The Citadel Gozo

Located in Gozo’s capital city of Victoria (also known as Rabat), and built on a hill, is the Ċittadella. This old fortified city full of history and culture is believed to have been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and that it later served as an administrative town during Phoenician and Roman times. Nowadays only a…