After a drive to the terminal at Cirkewwa, we boarded the ferry for a 20-minute crossing from Malta to Gozo.
Ġgantija Temples — The Ġgantija temples are on the World Heritage list as being of exceptional universal value. They were constructed about 3600 – 2500BC and are some of the world’s oldest manmade religious structures.
Azure Window, Dwejra — The azure window is a natural arch over the sea. The sea here really was an azure blue. Some of the members of the group took a boat trip through a cave to see the arch from the seaward side.
Victoria — Named after Queen Victoria on the occasion of her diamond jubilee, Victoria is the capital of Gozo.
Waiting for the ferry
The port of Mgarr on Gozo soon comes into view.
One of the lavish churches on the island
An explanation by Grace
Our first sight of a temple
Description of the temples
We make our way into the temple complex.
The priest/priestess would speak through the hole to the worshippers.
How were these massive stones moved?
Inside the rounded cloverleaf apse
Narrow passageways inside a temple
View from our lunchtime restaurant
Azure Window, Dwejra
Into the cave
Another boat is returning.
A catamaran sails through.
The rest of the group arrives back.
The laundry, an arched shelter built in the 16th century over springs. It could be used for washing clothes.
The first rain of our holiday
Gateway to the citadel
View from the citadel ramparts
The citadel perches high above the town.
Part of the defence system
View to the surrounding countryside
The Cathedral rises above the rooftops.
View from the gun rampart
Instead of walking to the citadel, the rest of the group listened to street musicians. You may also hear them on YouTube.
The harbour at Mġarr as seen from the coach.
Waiting for the ferry to Malta
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