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Xlendi


xlendiXlendi is a charming small seaside village located southwest of Gozo. It reveals a striking natural spectacle, deploying itself as a dazzling site of beauty. Emerald in color, its limpid water merges with the rocks bordering the beach. Formerly a fishing village, it is today a tourist village renowned for its originality and good bases for underwater diving. It will seduce you not only through the history of its tower but also thanks to its places of worship and its magnificent bay. Between stone walls and tamarisks, a lot of authenticity and beautiful walks await you there.

The bay of Xlendi is ideal for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling. You will find a small beach, perfect for young people, leading to shallow waters. As for the more adventurous, they can enjoy swimming in deeper waters, off the long stretch of rocks that border the beach. A steep path leads to the Carolina Cave. Going up the Xlendi promenade you will notice a must-see watchtower built by the Knights of Malta.
Xlendi Tower is the oldest coastal observation tower at the foot of Gozo. It was built to defend Xlendi Bay and repel smugglers and quarantine riders. The hospital knights who held the Queens at the time had a strict quarantine policy for boats coming from areas affected by diseases. Built in the reign of Grand Master Lascaris in 1650, it rises to a height of 30 rows of bricks. It has a unique architectural platform bordering the sea. From the top of the cliffs of Ras il-Bajda, the building enjoys an unobstructed view of the entrance to the Comino inlet.

Xlendi is not only famous for its heavenly bay, it is also known for its very famous discotheque: the Grotta. It is one of the most prominent and picturesque nightclubs on the island. Perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ix-xlendi valley, it hosts a plethora of DJ world celebrity. Its popularity is all the greater during the summer months, attracting a host of locals, Maltese residents, and foreign tourists. You will also be able to attend interesting events involving local and foreign DJs. Do not miss the eighties and seventies evenings.

Far from the hustle and bustle of the world, the lives of the inhabitants of Xlendi can only please you. To explore its coasts is to open unusual, wild and well-preserved panoramas. With its breathtaking natural underwater scenery, its fine yellow sand and soft, whether you are a beginner or a confirmed, you will find your happiness there. Many other equally pleasant places await you to bathe between the rocks. Also, you can discover the culinary specialties by visiting the beautiful restaurants and bars of this little paradise. And to finish this journey, take a ride in one of the chapels of Xlendi to take blessings.