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Xlendi Tower

After shopping at the mini-market at Xlendi, we headed to the bay and searched for the walking trail to the Azure Window.  We got some ideas, went home, waited for the grocery delivery and then explored the Xlendi Tower. It's nice that my companion often researched all the sightseeing points. Our trips are always enjoyable and memorable. We just went back to the main street, headed down to the bus station and turned right to find a path. If you come from Xlendi Bay, just leave it through walking the coastal path, turn right and go straight.  You will find a path to go down and see a stone bridge made during the Knight's period which connects the cliffs to the rest of Xlendi. Just follow the path, you will come to the coast and have gorgeous views of the dramatic cliffs.  Walk towards the tower to enjoy the building itself, salt pans and spectacular rocks in the surrounding.   If you walk from Mgarr to Xlendi, you will arrive at

Comino Island

Comino is the smallest island of Malta , only 2km long by 1.7km wide. It is famous for its blue lagoon which draws crowds of tourist and Maltese. It has got the name from cumin which grows on the island. Small colour shrubs dot the island. Most of the places are very rugged. Apart from staying at the blue lagoon, one can hike round the island, visit the remaining sights from the old days and swim at the two other peaceful beaches.   We took a bus to Victoria , then Mgarr and then a small boat at around 10 am (hear it from the video by clicking here ).  It was very windy in early May.  The island was still empty. People were setting up booths to get ready to welcome the tourists.  We started off by admiring the amazing coastal areas with different blue colours, rock and the barren land.  It's breathtaking! Our first sightseeing spot was the tower, St. Mary's .  It was built in 1618 by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt to protect passenger and commercial ves

Xlendi to Azure Window Walk

We pursued the beautiful walk from Xlendi to the  Azure Window on the second day since arrival at Gozo. It is a pity that we could not see the natural wonder of a 28-metre limestone arch standing proudly on the sea. It consisted of a pillar of rock rising from the sea and joined to the cliff by a horizontal slab. Though strong it was defeated by erosion, storm and collapsed.  Its parts are now sitting on the sea bed.  Nevertheless, the hike between Xlendi and the Azure Window is stunningly beautiful. We were accompanied with blue sky, dramatic white cliffs, colourful flowers and amazing views all along. To start the trip, we passed Stone Crab (one of the famous restaurants) at Xlendi Bay, walked up a staircase to go further to the direction of the Azure Window. Look back from there you will see the beautiful Xlendi Bay. When you are up. look for a red dot on the rock.  From there ascend to the higher part.  It is a small climb which the short me had to grasp pla