Not far from the village of Qrendi, we entered a small museum cum visitors’ centre and on to Hagar Qim temple on a hot afternoon. Although the white roof over the site offered a welcome relief from the sun, it took away some of the ambience of the historic site. Built with huge stone slabs, the temple overlooked the sea amidst a barren, rocky landscape. Continue reading Malta’s Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples
I stayed overnight in Rabat on my next visit to Gozo because the town was within walking distance from Ggantija, my reason for returning to the island.
But I also had a chance to explore the town with its citadel that dominated the city and surrounding landscape. From the top, I was rewarded with a view towards Ramala Bay. Continue reading Final Gozo experience
Way older than the pyramids was Ggantija’s limestone ruins on Gozo, Malta. I had arrived at the site on my first visit only to discover that the ruins were closed on two days of the entire year, and I had arrived on one of them. Continue reading Gozo’s Ggantija temple
We hiked from Xlendi to Rabat, then out along another winding road to Dwejra. Stepping into a small boat on a tiny lake, we motored along a tunnel in the cliff out into the Mediterranean Sea where we followed a rocky coastline to Azure Arch. Continue reading Gozo’s Azure Arch, Dwejra
At the throat of Xlendi Bay was a number of restaurants. We sat outdoors on cool winter evenings with the sound of water lapping against the shore. Continue reading Scouring the cliffs beyond Xlendi
By far one of the most beautiful parts of Malta was on Gozo, the second largest island that makes up a portion of the island nation. My youngest daughter and I took a bus to Cirkewwa where we caught a ferry to Mgarr and a bus to Rabat. We had no idea where to stay until Continue reading Xlendi, Gozo – a different world