We continue our tour of the island of Gozo. The previous part of the report can be found here: Gozo, part 1- travel report. We leave the bay of Dwejra and drive north of the island. We pass the church in San Lawrenz once again.
Church in Gharb
On the route of today, which you can see at the end of the post, I noted that we were passing by the church in Gharb. I really forgot about this place and we went on a different, slightly faster route towards the Ta’Pin Church. Unfortunately, we didn’t see the church in Gharb, but almost all the way we followed the trip, which rode the roadster and I was able to take some interesting photos.
The most interesting church on Gozo- Ta ’Pinu
We reach the most famous church on Gozo, which is also often called the basilica. The basilica belongs to the most important temples in Malta. It can be seen from many other places on the island and looks impressive from every angle. It stands a bit off the beaten track, i.e. there are no other buildings around. From the church square there are views of the neighboring villages, large green fields. In the distance you can see a piece of the sea. We spend about 15 minutes at the basilica and return to the car.
Wied Il-Mielaħ- one of the biggest attractions of Gozo
After the Azure Window collapsed into the sea, Wied Il-Mielaħ is considered its replacement. It’s also a naturally formed rock arch, but much less known. Now that the Azure Window is gone, it’s probably getting more and more popular. It’s located in a slightly more difficult place. A narrow road leads to it, which houses only one car. You won’t get here by bus. To get here you have to rent a bike, buy a road trip or get your own car.
Our next destination is the gulf of Wied il-Ghasri. To get there you can take a shortcut route along the sea, which we don’t recommend or go a bit around. I showed our route on the map at the end of the post. On the way, we pass the Ta’Pinu Church again, then we see more churches. The one with the red dome is the Church of Corpus Christi in Ghasri, and the one under renovation is Żebbuġ Parish Church.
The most beautiful place in Gozo- il il-Għasri
We constantly drive on the asphalt road. At the end of the route there are some holes, so we slow down, but we get to the area around Wied il-Għasri without any problems. We leave the car, start Google maps and run the rest of the trip. In a moment we stand at the top of the stairs. We slowly go down and the views get more and more beautiful.
Wied il-Għasri is a bay surrounded by rocks. This place is also called the gorge. All the charm lies in the fact that the bay has a beautiful, twisted shape and that it is very narrow. It has a length of about 250 meters. Width goes at a minimum of 15, a maximum of 30 meters. Wied il-Għasri is also a beach. It’s very small, but if you are lucky and there are not many tourists on it, you can spread a towel on the stones and go for a swim.
Salt pans are another interesting place to see on Gozo. There has been a tradition of salt production in Malta for many years. On the north coast of Gozo, near the town of Marsalforn, for 3 kilometers you can admire interesting chessboards.
We haven’t seen a similar place before, so for us it is a kind of tourist attraction. We stop for a moment on the side of the road, got out of the car and take some pictures.
Where to eat on Gozo- Marsalforn
We get hungry. It works well because we are close to a tourist town. We park the car at the beginning of the town of Marsalforn, then walk a bit along the sea and in a moment we see the first restaurants. We choose the menu the most interesting for us, sit at a table with a sea view and at the meal we rest for a moment from the sensations that this day brought us. Because the day slowly come to an end, we launch the SunCalc website. Thanks to this, we find out from where we can see a beautiful sunset today.
Sunset in the bay of Xlendi
The choice of the place where we will spend the last moments of today on Gozo fell on the bay of Xlendi. It turned out to be a hit. It was extremely climatic. Several other people also follow our example. They also sit on the rocks and admire the sunset with us.
When it gets completely dark … and cold, we return to the car and drive to the port of Mgarr. From there we return to Malta by ferry.
We spent another whole day at Gozo. One was not enough for us to see all its most interesting attractions. It must be admitted anyway that that during one day we managed to visit a lot of places. We invite you to the third and fourth part of the report from the island of Gozo.
Map of today’s route: tutaj
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