The Azure Window – Gozo
In the west of Gozo is the impressive rock Dwejra Bay, a place that you must see. One of the highlights is the famous Azure Window, a rocky outcrop which over of of thousands of years by branding is so eroded that a large window was created. When the sun is shining, the water is beautiful azure blue.
Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and has an extraordinary mix of medieval and baroque architecture. The history of Mdina is more than four thousand years ago. Mdina, also known as “the silent city”, is illuminated at night with lamps and is a fascinating place for its timeless atmosphere and the many cultural and religious treasures that are present.
Between Malta and of Gozo is Comino, a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and walkers. Comino is only three and a half square kilometers, it is car-free and apart from one hotel, the whole uninhabited. De main attraction of the island is the Blue Lagoon, a sheltered bay of shimmering blue water with white beach.
Mosta is roughly in the geographical center of the island of Malta. Its dome is the third largest in Europe and was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. It was built around and over an earlier church which continued to be used during the period when work was in progress.
Valletta is with 12000 inhabitants one of the smallest cities in Europe. The compactness of the city is part of its charm. UNESCO describes it as ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas is the world’. The city is along three sides by the sea.
The Three cities
On the other side of the Grand Harbor, opposite Valletta, lie the historical fortified towns referred as ‘the Three Cities’. Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea have a unique character which distinguishes them from all other towns in Malta.
Holm oak, bay trees, meddlers, olives, oranges and lemons – the nearly treeless archipelago, this is a true oasis. The Maltese love their woods and come here on the weekends like to go for a picnic. If you climb to the top, you will see an incredible view of Malta.
Not far from the little village Dingli are the Dingli Cliffs, which look truly impressive. A small chapel, built in honour of Mary Magdalene indicates the highest point of the island. The terraced hills are used for agricultural production
Marsaxlokk, a small picturesque harbor is situated south-east of the island. At this place brightly coloured fishing boats have ’eyes’. It is traditionally believed that these eyes protect the boats from danger.
The citadel of Victoria(Rabat)
The Citadel is built on one of the many flat-topped hills in the center of Gozo. It origins can be traced to the late Middle Ages. The ancient Citadel overlooks the city of Victoria and the entire island of Gozo.