The Best of Gozo
Discover the essence of Gozo on this intricate weave of heritage, history and religion that makes up the DNA of this tiny island population. This Yachting Land Adventure starts with a drive to the Ggantija Megalithic temples in Xaghra, which are one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese islands and on the Unesco World Heritage list. The well-preserved site consists of two temples dating back to between 3600 and 3200 before Christ. Considered as one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, they represent a phenomenal culture. Enter from the newly constructed interpretation center that helps put a context to this mysterious civilization. From here walk with your guide to explore the site via an external pathway that provides visitors with unique views of the natural landscape that surround Ggantija.
Next proceed to Victoria, Gozo’s capital city. This town is still called Rabat by the locals, here you can see the Arab and British influence interwoven so well that to the locals it appears the norm. Take a brief walking tour and also enjoy some free time to visit the Citadel or relax at a local café. Then re-board the coach for a panoramic drive outside of town where you will have a photo stop at the mushroomless Fungus rock and the inland sea, seen in Dwejra, followed by a stop at Ta’Pinu Basilica, a centre of Pilgrimage. The origins of this church date back to 1883, when a peasant woman claimed to have heard the voice of the virgin Mary talking to her in the chapel, later becoming a basilica. Reflect on the discoveries of the beautiful island of Gozo as you return by coach to your waiting yacht.
Notes: Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes and a hat. Modest attire is required to enter the Ta’Pinu Basilica. Knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.
Port: Xlendi Bay, Gozo Island
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 99 USD
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