Gozo Towns & Villages
Geographical Location: North Eastern Gozo, North of mainland Island Malta
Neighboring Towns and Villages: Marsalforn, Munxar, Rabat.
Accommodation: Numerous Self Catering Apartments and farmhouses in Xaghra - Gozo
Shopping in Xaghra: Limited. The capital of Victoria remians the main place for shopping.
Banks, Bureau De Change, ATM's: A few available
Entertainment & Places To Visit: Fish Restaurants, Wine Bars
Beaches: Nearby is the lovely beach of Ramla.
Public transport: Regular and frequent buses from Victoria.
Health: A few Pharmacies are available in Xaghra. Nearest hospital is in Victoria.
Town Information: The village of Xaghra is poised on a high limestone plateau. This explains the formation of caves and grottoes in limestone terrains. Xaghra is also famous for hosting one of the oldest man made Temples in the world- Ggantija Temlpes ( The Giants Feet). As a holiday resort, Xaghra offers some fantastic views of the Gozitan landscape, it presents itself with an old fashioned and laid back lifestyle, friendly people and very safe to stay. The nearby beach of Ramla , historic attractions and the holiday homes in the area make Xaghra a holidaymakers favourite for all the family. Entertainment is lacking in the area but for this one can always venture to mainland Malta for the day whenever you felt like it. Cost of car and passenger ferry "Gozo Channel" is cheap and often offers a shuttle service. Xaghra is most famous for the prehistoric sites, the temples of Ggantija, and the Neolithic site of Santa Verna, which lie nearby. Calypso's cave, of mythical fame, also lies within Xaghra. The present village has a more recent history. It became a parish in 1688, but the main church was only built during the mid 19th century. It is one of the most beautiful of Gozo's churches, with its richly-decorated interior, gilt sculptures, Italian marbles and paintings. The village also has two curious grottos, Ta' Xerri and Ta' Ninu, both of them beneath private houses but open to the public. The grottos have remarkable stalactites and stalagmites. The village also has two unusual museums: a Toy Museum; and an old wheat-grinding windmill. The mill, still in working order, has been fully restored and houses a collect
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